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Balkan #2: Bosnia Herzegovina (May 2013)
The second week of my trip around former Yugoslavia I spent in Bosnia Herzegovina. I found it more lively than Serbia, and especially Mostar and Sarajevo attract quite a lot of western and Turkish tourists. I used these cities as my base for this week, and also visited a couple of TWHS (including the enigmatic Stecaks) and the Bridge of Visegrad.
. Mehmed Pasa Sokolovic Bridge
Balkan #1: Serbia (May 2013)
Serbia was the first country that I visited on my 3-week Balkan tour. Life looks simple here, where still quite some communist traces remain. Highlights for me were the many Serbian-Orthodox monasteries. They're not as exuberant as let's say the Romanian ones, but they do have their own pecularities which I found interesting to get to know.
. Stari Ras and Sopocani
. Studenica Monastery
Jelling (April 2013)
This was a long holiday weekend in Holland, leading up to the last Queen's Day and the inauguration of the new King on April 30. Of course I did not sit and wait around, but drove to Denmark via Hamburg for another WH quest. I managed to pick up my last Danish WHS, the underwhelming Jelling, and three TWHS in both Germany and Denmark: the Viking wall "Dannewerk", the protestant town of Christiansfeld and the early 20th century marvels of Hamburg's harbour area.
Your WHS reviews
|Cetinje Historic Core (T)|
'Cetinje was the Royal Capital of Montenegro from the 15th century until Montenegro’s incorporation in Yugoslavia after WWII.'
Posted by Els Slots, 21-05-2013
'Visited during a sunny day in April.
The site is located in city Osh not far from the border with Uzbekistan.'
Posted by Adrian Lakomy, 20-05-2013
'I have to say that I am extremely skeptical with historic botanical garden, after I have a very disappointing experience with the UNESCO’s listed Orto Botanico of Padua in Italy; as a result, before I decided to include Kew in my plan I had to ask many people who had been to this place to confirm my misrepresentation toward the site.'
Posted by Frederik Dawson, 20-05-2013
| ||Ironbridge Gorge
'When my taxi driver pointed me to see the famous Ironbridge, the symbol of the Industrial Revolution, I felt quite underwhelmed with the appearance of the bridge which was very different from my imagination.'
Posted by Frederik Dawson, 19-05-2013
'The challenge posed by this site is how to make sense out of the scattered remains of the ancient capital of a former strong Southeast Asian empire.'
Posted by bernard Joseph Esposo Guerrero, 18-05-2013
| ||Stari Grad Plain
'I took a day trip to Hvar by ferry from Split. The ride takes about 2 hours and is quite pleasant.'
Posted by Klaus Freisinger, 16-05-2013