Eastern Europe has long been unjustly described as a dangerous place, but the truth is completely different.
In 1989, this part of Europe entered into a long period of transformation, and the results of this transition, especially in some places, are simply amazing.
Today, most countries in the region of Eastern Europe are just as safe as the countries in Western Europe, and some of them are even safer.
Typical example is the Czech Republic.More from Europe:
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They often call it the “Switzerland of Eastern Europe” or with other similar nicknames, but no matter what you call it, the country is one of the safest and most peaceful places to live or visit on the continent and in the world.
Many films try to show Eastern Europe in a bad light, but it’s actually just movies, and the truth is quite different. In fact, most Eastern European countries are extremely safe.
For example, the likelihood of becoming a victim of crime is much higher in the UK in comparison with any country in Eastern Europe (with the exception of Russia), and the Czech capital, Prague, is incomparably safer place than London.
The Czech Republic, as we have already mentioned, is a good example of a successfully integrated country into the European Union, and today there is no difference between the country and its rich western neighbors.
In fact, the level of security and safety in the Czech Republic is comparable even with some of the most developed countries such as Austria, Switzerland, New Zealand and Denmark, which are considered the most peaceful places in the world to live and visit.
In an article published in 2012, the British newspaper The Daily Telegraph put the Czech capital Prague fourth in the world for young expats to live, which shows how easy it is for young people from other cultures to adapt in one of the most beautiful cities in the world – Prague.
It remains to be seen if this trend will include all the other cities and countries in Eastern Europe.
For now, another one country from this part of Europe ranks among the safest in the world, alongside the Czech Republic, and this is Slovenia.
Slovakia, Croatia and Poland are just a small step behind but are also an amazing example of how safe Eastern Europe can be.
Bulgaria, contrary to expectations, is a very safe destination, and Greece, which is the southernmost Balkan country, is often described as one of the safest tourist summer destinations in the world.More from Europe: