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  • The Railway Museum in Belgrade
     

    The Railway Museum in Belgrade

      This is really easy to find - it’s centrally located, just outside the main train station, with a big grey and green locomotive displayed outside, built in 1917 by Maschienenfabrik L Schwarzkopff in Berlin and it used to run between Gostivar and Ohrid Read more…

     
     
  • Photo Essay: Impressions West Lake show, Hangzhou
     

    Photo Essay: Impressions West Lake show, Hangzhou

    A really wonderful way to spend your evening in Hangzhou is to visit the fantastic Impressions West Lake show by Mr Zhang Yimou. You might have heard of this excellent film director and I am sure you caught glimpse of The House of Flying Daggers. If Read more…

     
     
  • The Hagia Sofia of the Balkans
     

    The Hagia Sofia of the Balkans

    The photographic icon of Belgrade is St Sava Temple which is still a “work in progress.” Its position, on the grounds of Vracar where the relics of Serbia’s first Archbishop, St Sava, were burned by the Ottoman Turks in the 16th century, is very Read more…

     
     
  • History and Volleyball in Arandjelovac, Serbia
     

    History and Volleyball in Arandjelovac, Serbia

    The First Serbian Uprising against the Ottoman Empire took place in a small village near Arandjelovac called Orasac on the 15th February 1804. On that date a local man, Karadjordje, was chosen to be the leader of the uprising, and after its success, the first Serbian Read more…

     
     
  • The smallest church in the world?
     

    The smallest church in the world?

    by Olivera Milic. Conservationist and restorer, guardian of cultural heritage in her city and her country. In the mid-17th century, a tiny church was built in Doinovici village, near Novi Pazar in Serbia. The church, better known as Marinica, is Read more…

     
     
  • The Residence of Princess Ljubica in Belgrade
     

    The Residence of Princess Ljubica in Belgrade

    Soak up the atmosphere of a unique historic house in the heart of Belgrade, one that perfectly reflects the duality of traditional Ottoman and 19th century European influences that battled for supremacy in Serbia at that time. The Princess’s Residence Read more…

     
     
  • Will the Taj Mahal open on Friday nights?
     

    Will the Taj Mahal open on Friday nights?

    India’s most revered monument, the Taj Mahal, is closed to visitors on Fridays as it is flanked by a functioning mosque and Fridays are the day of prayers. But plans have been announced to open up the building on these Read more…

     
     
  • Underground Belgrade                       –              a walking tour
     

    Underground Belgrade – a walking tour

    The three of us wanted to cancel a walking tour of subterranean Belgrade as it was cold and hadn’t stopped snowing since the night before, but idea of just the three of us going on the tour was very appealing.  The Read more…

     
     
Explore Plitvice Lakes on a Day Tour
 

Explore Plitvice Lakes on a Day Tour

  Plitvice Lakes National Park is set around a collection of 16 lakes which are all interconnected and cascade into each other, from the highest point at 636 m to 503 m. They are grouped together in two sets, 12 Read more…

 
 
Truffles in Istria
 

Truffles in Istria

The trademark of Istria is the smelly, wrinkled, gnarled, underground-growing fungus also called black diamonds as its price rivals that of gold – truffles. Truffles thrive in the claggy damp clay soil and oak forests around Motovun and in a Read more…