Belgrade Serbia Rivers, Bridges, Islands, and Lakes

Serbia is a country of rivers, lakes, valleys, and mountains. Each one “tells its own story”. I’ve been exploring Belgrade’s riverside and Savamala District on foot. Early spring weather is warm and beautiful – perfect for walking. Transportation isn’t Belgrade’s forte. There’s a trolley-bus system but no metro, and traffic is heavy. Drivers are impatient…

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Pearls of Herzegovina

On Monday the weather was warm and beautiful so I took a long day tour of Herzegovina – 8 am until 9 pm. There were three of us – me, a German tourist from Frankfurt, and Adnan, our Meet Bosnia guide. It’s hard to say which places were favorites because everything was exceptional. The main…

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Kotor Montenegro to Sarajevo

Tomorrow I leave Kotor for Sarajevo – the capital and largest city in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It’s exciting to visit Sarajevo even in the winter when it’s cold with snow flurries in the forecast. Although I appreciate the medieval cities, exceptional nature, and beautiful coastal areas in Croatia and Montenegro, I also enjoy the energy…

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Bosnia and Herzegovina – Počitelj, Medjugorje, Mostar

The day tour to Bosnia was interesting, and since my time in Dubrovnik is over soon, I decided to go rain or shine. Unfortunately, the weather was terrible putting a damper on photos and exploring. A dual-citizen, our guide shared history, folktales, and side stories about his life in Bosnia and Croatia. I’m still confused…

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Dubrovnik’s Fortresses

Dubrovnik’s Old Medieval City has endless treasures and yesterday I enjoyed a guided tour of the five major fortresses around its walls. I’ve been waiting for the right time to take the two-hour “wall walk” and wanted to learn more about the Old City first. With changes throughout their history, Dubrovnik’s forts are some of…

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Dubrovnik Croatia Reflections

It’s an understatement that Dubrovnik is a vast change from Berlin! With the 90/180 visa rule, I had to exit EU Schengen countries. Of all the options, Croatia was the right choice. Dubrovnik in Winter Some say visiting Dubrovnik in winter is crazy, but I love the time here, even though it can get windy and…

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Beautiful Dalmatian Coast Croatia

Dubrovnik and the Mediterranean climate here are so beautiful, I’m at a loss for words. Still in orientation mode learning my way around and getting used to the steep hills and stone steps. Hopefully within a few days I’ll be moving faster. Today was slow and it’s noticeable that after the New Year celebration many…

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