Eastern Europe is somewhere I find extremely interesting to be honest. There's little from the 20th century that really appeals to me (I think the wars and Soviet influence dragged the whole region down a rather sordid blind alley which it is only recently making steps to find its way out of) but I like the history, the landscapes, the traditional art and artitecture, etc. I'm impressed by the way people have hung on to much of their unique local culture despite the appalling treatment they've had to endure over the years, most recently but not soley from the Communists and their inheritors.
Most of the people I've met from that part of the world have been very decent, often intelligent and easy to talk to, with a good sense of humour and a tendency towards self-deprecation, though I do notice a tendency towads depression and self-destructive behaviour, especially alcoholism. I was certainly thinking of travelling to the Eastern European countries at some point, even spending some time there.