Yugostalgic Belgrade

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Lawrence Mitchell reflects on the changing face of Yugostalgic Belgrade Although Josep Broz Tito was half Croat and half Slovene, he spent most of his time as the Yugoslav hero in the Serbian capital, Belgrade. It is here, in the leafy Topčider suburb of South Belgrade, where you can find the former leader’s memorial complex –… Read more »

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Nis: Romans and Religion

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Known to the ancient world as Naissus, Nis is one of the most historically important cities in Serbia and was once considered as the gateway between the East and West. The large number of different empires that this city has been subject to reflects its importance as a strategic position. Nis’ Roman history begins around… Read more »

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Balkans videos: Macedonia, Kosovo & Montenegro

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Embark on our Balkan Odyssey tour from the comfort of your own home by viewing highlights from our latest trip to the Balkans, including Macedonia, Kosovo and Montenegro.  Check out the wineries of Macedonia, the ancient history of Kosovo, the stunning nature of Montenegro and more on the Travel The Unknown Youtube channel.   Macedonia… Read more »

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5 Reasons to Visit Serbia

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One of Europe’s best kept secrets, Serbia should be on any adventurer’s bucket list for 2015. A land of great natural beauty that boasts 2% of the world’s flora species, an equally rich history, and a surprisingly good cuisine are just some of the things that visitors can expect. Here are just 5 reasons why… Read more »

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Serbia: Back to Belgrade & Goodbyes

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[Part 11] Visit Serbia through David’s eyes, and witness the beauty of this forgotten country. Travel from Belgrade to Lake Paliċ and read about Serbia’s colourful past.   This morning started with an early visit to the much-hyped Lake Paliċ. Apparently it is very popular and a lot of money is spent on promoting it as… Read more »

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Serbia: Sremski Karlovici and Subotica

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[Part 10] Visit Serbia through David’s eyes, and witness the beauty of this forgotten country. Travel from Belgrade to Lake Paliċ and read about Serbia’s colourful past.   This morning started early with a cab ride to the small town of Sremski Karlovici about 10km from Novi Sad. Travelling without Mikica was testing my basic Serbian… Read more »

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Serbia: Novi Sad

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[Part 9] Visit Serbia through David’s eyes, and witness the beauty of this forgotten country. Travel from Belgrade to Lake Paliċ and read about Serbia’s colourful past.   After a couple of relaxing days in Belgrade I said goodbye to Andy who headed back home and I hit the road again, this time by public transport…. Read more »

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Serbia: Along the Danube

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[Part 8] Visit Serbia through David’s eyes, and witness the beauty of this forgotten country. Travel from Belgrade to Lake Paliċ and read about Serbia’s colourful past.   After a later start than previous days (no prizes for guessing why!) we drove west along the Danube to Tekija where we had hoped to hire a… Read more »

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Serbia: Wine Cellars of Rajac

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[Part 7] Visit Serbia through David’s eyes, and witness the beauty of this forgotten country. Travel from Belgrade to Lake Paliċ and read about Serbia’s colourful past.   We left Niš early in the morning and arrived at the stunning old wine cellar village of Rajaċka Pimnice around 11am. This is not a real village… Read more »

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