I've just spent the last 3 hours on the Foreign Office website and now having a few thoughts about my trip through the Balkans. Initially when planning this trip I thought Albania, Croatia and Montenegro sounded quite daring, then tourist pages made me think it's quite a normal place to go, but now, well, I'm back to thinking maybe I was right first time.
Albania states "Although public security is generally good, crime and violence still represent a problem in some areas (though not typically targeted at foreign nationals). Gun ownership is widespread." So no problems there then!!
Meanwhile for both Albania and Montenegro it states that the roads are poor and driving is dangerous, 4x4's advisable, then further on states that 4x4's are vulnerable for car crime, well I'm going to rely on not even the Montenegrins wanting my 14 year old Landy, well I hope not anyway, as I'll need it to get us both home, intact :-)