Category: Serbia

Is Kosovo taking a harder line with Serbia?; Nikola Dordevic; Emerging Europe

Photo source: Emerging Europe

Dialogue between Serbia and its former province of Kosovo is at a standstill, with no movement since last year when both sides signed agreements with the United States regarding economic normalisation.

Source: Is Kosovo taking a harder line with Serbia?

Kosovo officials want UNESCO to remove four orthodox monasteries from danger list; Zeljko Trkanjec; Euractiv

Photo credit: Shutterstock/ Narda Gongora

Source: Kosovo officials want UNESCO to remove four orthodox monasteries from danger list

Monastery’s Inclusion on Endangered Sites List Irks Kosovo Leaders; Perparim Isufi; Balkan Insight

Kosovo leaders have criticised the decision to include the famous Serbian Orthodox Decani Monastery on a list of the seven most endangered sites in Europe, calling it unnecessary.

Source: Monastery’s Inclusion on Endangered Sites List Irks Kosovo Leaders | Balkan Insight

Kosovo’s rival communities reach deal on World Heritage site; Zenel Zhinipotoku & Llazar Semini; AP

Italian mediation on Thursday helped resolve a long-running dispute between Kosovo’s ethnic Albanian government and the Serb minority, allowing a highway project that will bypass a historic Christian Orthodox monastery listed as an endangered World Heritage site. Serb Orthodox leaders long protested works to greatly widen a road brushing the 14th Century Visoki Decani Monastery — one of Kosovo’s top mediaeval Serbian monuments.

Source: Kosovo’s rival communities reach deal on World Heritage site

Things To Do In Peja, Kosovo – Fun For Everyone; Ana Horvat; Chasing the Donkey

Peja became a firm favorite during Ana Horvat’s months solo backpacking the Balkans. Here is a list of the top things to do in Peja, Kosovo – fun for everyone.

Source: Things To Do In Peja, Kosovo – Fun For Everyone – Chasing the Donkey

Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul; Alexplorer; Atlas Obscura

The oldest church in Serbia was also the ecclesiastical seat of the region during the Middle Ages.

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If God created Earth, he was surely generous when he created Metohija; Veljko Odalovic; New Europe

If we look at our planet as a consequence of plate tectonics, then the whole area bordered by Mokra Gora, Mounts Prokletije and Pastrik, and the Junicke and Sharr mountains can, without it coming across as false modesty, be considered the most beautiful. Metohija has every reason to be called an earthly…

Source: If God created Earth, he was surely generous when he created Metohija

Places & Cities In Kosovo You Have To Check Out; Bram Reusen; Chasing the Donkey

From Pristina & Prizren, to two national parks & one UNESCO World Heritage Site, these are the best places & cities in Kosovo you have to see.

Source: Places & Cities In Kosovo You Have To Check Out | Chasing the Donkey

Border plan sparks fear in Kosovo’s Serb enclaves; Ismet Hajdari; AFP

Source: Border plan sparks fear in Kosovo’s Serb enclaves

Kosovo Travel Blog; Reflections Enroute

Check out our Kosovo travel blog. This tiny Balkan country is packed with history and hospitality. We’ve put together the perfect 2 day itinerary, start planning your visit!

Source: Kosovo Travel Blog – Reflections Enroute

The Seven Serbian Wonders of Construction; WorldAtlas

Serbia – Studenica Monastery

Serbia houses some amazing constructional wonders like the Subotica City Hall, Belgrade Fortress, Studenica monastery, and more.

The Seven Wonders of Serbia contest was held in 2007 and 2008. The Politika Magazin organized the contest which was patronized by the Tourist Organisation of Serbia. Two lists were created, the “Seven Serbian Wonders of Construction” and the “Seven Serbian Wonders of Nature.” Here we present the winners of the “Seven Serbian Wonders of Construction”.

7. Subotica City Hall

The Subotica City Hall is located in the city of Subotica. The city is famous for its host of buildings built in the art nouveau style. The most remarkable among these constructions is the City Hall and the Synagogue. The former was built between 1908 and 1910. The architects Marcell Komor and Dezső Jakab designed the building. The City Hall has a Blue Fountain and a magnificent park in the northern part.

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10 Endangered UNESCO World Heritage Sites; John Misachi; WorldAtlas.com

Serbia – Medieval Monuments in Kosovo

Primarily due to human impact on the environment, these UNESCO heritage sites are quickly disappearing.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites are important cultural and natural places that preserve the history or nature of a place or country. UNESCO recognizes the way in which people and nature interact and the importance of preserving the balance between the two. While the United Nation compiles a list of heritage sites, it also has another list of sites that are considered to be in danger of losing their heritage status. The list of endangered world heritage site creates awareness on the threat to the features for which a property was listed as a heritage site and to challenge the governments to take action to rescue and protect the sites.

10. Coro and its Port – Venezuela

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2016: A Year in Photography; Gary; Everything Everywhere

Serbia – Medieval Monuments in Kosovo

2016 was a year of changes for me. It was the first year I haven’t been living on the road since I started traveling full-time in 2007. I got an apartment in December 2015 which meant I had a place to go in between trips this year. It has radically changed how I travel and how I get work done. Oddly enough, I traveled more in 2016 than in did in 2015 even though I wasn’t on the road full-time.

This year I also made the big switch from Nikon to Sony. I had some minor issues with the change, but overall I was quite pleased with the quality of the results this year. All of the images I took in 2016 were taken with my Sony a7rii or a6000.

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