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Daorson – Mysterious ancient capital in the south of Herzegovina

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Daorson South Tower

Moving through the Bosnia and Herzegovina you will find a lot of interesting historical buildings and places. Daorson is for sure the most mysterious and unknown place in whole country. The remains of this once strongest town in the wider area are located in Ošanići, near Stolac in Herzegovina. It consisted of three parts, the central of which was a fortress – acropolis protected by ”Cyclopean” walls made of huge stone blocks (similar to the Mycenaean ones in Greece). It included all important administrative, public and religious buildings. The defense wall stretching from southwest to northeast was 65 m long, 4.2 m wide and between 4.5 and 7.5 m high, and it had gates and towers at both ends.

Weekend trip to Belgrade

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Kalemgdan winner statue
Kalemgdan winner statue

Back home from yet another weekend trip. This time I was in Belgrade. Trip that I was wishing for last two years but never was a good time to actually do it finally happen. Ex-Yugoslavians biggest city and today capital of Serbia is the place where a lot of different cultures met and every one of them put some mark on it. I had about 32 hours to spend there so I didn’t find time to visit everything that I wanted but it was worth it.

Sibenik – Small Croatian Town full of Wonder

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Cathedral
Cathedral of St. James

Looking through the bus the outskirts of the city didn’t give a big promise for a great town. Rusty and old neighborhood gave an impression of a forgotten city between two big dalmatian centers. Split and Zadar are the places from which you can easily come to the Sibenik, there are a lot of flights to these towns and from there you can use a bus to your final destination. After arriving at a bus station everything looked much better. City has familiar Dalmatian design with a beautiful seaside hang-outs and quaint alleys and squares. In Croatian history is known as a city which is built and maintained by Croatians. Other cities like Split and Dubrovnik are founded by other cultures.

Blagaj Tekke and Blagaj Fortress – best weekend trip around Mostar

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Stjepan grad - Blagaj fort
Stjepan grad ruins

Mostar is one of the most beautiful places in touristically underrated country Bosnia and Herzegovina. When I wrote an article about my hometown I intentionally avoided these places. Located only 10 minutes if you are traveling with a car from Mostar they can be perfect Saturday trip outside the city.

Winter postcards from Mostar

BIH we love you - Fortica - Velez
BIH we love you - Fortica - Velez

Usually my hometown is known like a place with a lot of sunny days, but this year we got almost 12 days in a row under the clouds. As you expect I am not a big fan of it. Because, rain mixed with a strong wind is not giving a lot of time to spend outdoor or in a nature.

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