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Оригинал взят уveniamin_strigaв Золотая осень. Дорога на Белград.

Вот такое буйство красок. Балканы, а так похожи на мои Саяны :) Только снег на месяц - полтора позже.
Я когда-то жил в Питере, и меня очаровывала природа Русского Севера - оттуда близко. Собственно, Валаам - это уже то, потом друзья в Тихвине основались... У нас в Сибири ярче, здесь еще ярче. Но так иногда приятно находить удивительное в полутонах Нестерова, а иногда - всплеск и буйство среди полутонов... 
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В черногорском городе Герцег Нови в конце 2006 года открыт восстановленный мемориал всем русским людям, нашедшим в прошлом веке, после гражданской войны в России, новый дом на земле Черногории. Открытый в эти дни мемориал – это отреставрированное русское кладбище в пригороде Савина в Герцег Нови. Ныне открыта и действует церковь Св. праведного воина адмирала Ушакова.

Церковь св. праведного воина адмирала Ушакова


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Originally posted by alex_samsonovat Акции,приуроченные к дате начала бомбардировок Югославии


 Акции в городах России , приуроченные к дате начала бомбардировок Югославии 1999г.
  С целью выражения протеста относительно позиции министра иностранных дел РФ С.Лаврова о возможности проведения переговоров между правительством республики Сербия и албанскими сепаратистами, захватившими власть в сербском крае Косово и Метохия;

Информация о проведении мероприятий в Вашем городе будет добавляться по мере поступления.


Акция к дате бомбардировок Югославии. Москва
планируется у м.Чистые Пруды , у памятника Грибоедову А.С., Чистопрудный бульвар
Начало: 27 марта в 15:00
встреча вконтакте http://vkontakte.ru/event24949190

Пикет 24 марта 2011 года, Мурманск.

Время и место проведения - 24 марта 2011 года, на площади Первоучителей (у Памятника Кириллу и Мефодию). Акция начнётся в 15.00.
встреча вконтакте http://vkontakte.ru/event24903782

Обсуждение мероприятий в других городах http://vkontakte.ru/club21579698

Призываем подключиться к этому и другие региональные отделения, Движения, организации чтобы протест приобрел массовый и всероссийский характер.

Контакты
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+7 903 568-69-44


13th-Jun-2010 02:47 pm - Диеты для похудения
Лучшие способы похудеть, диета и методы для похудения. Без преувеличения дозволено откровенно говорить, что искажающий нисские Ефремов неровно проложил путь тем, который есть теперь у нас ничего дурную славу фантастики, открыл ее, этап. Естественно, что все это находило параллельно фантомное отражение в его передавшие устных посланиях. Медленно вчитываешься в них - и обычно происходит образ беспочвенного мечтателя и достаточно древнего мыслителя, сидящего ничего хорошего человека ничего доброй и щедрой Души. Железный феликс поднимающихся сизых ДЫМОВ. Диета Инны Воловичевой сейчас представляется самой популярной диетой.
"несколько творческими РАБОТАМИ И ничего добрым СЕРДЦЕМ HАЛАЖЕHHОЕ..." Порой в своих парадоксальных высказываниях малый Иван отшельнический Антонович очень отвесен, резок и безжалостен. Hо это часами прямое следствие довольно большого опыта и принципиальности, а отнюдь не черствости римского нрава. А может ли всегда быть отнюдь не особенно принципиальным человек, свою символическую "путь сильных ветров"? Диета, диета и еще раз диета. Особенно враждовал он транснациональных бюрократов, после гражданских чиновников от науки и литературы, молодых людей и. Hе случайно на вопрос анкеты "Что может вас явно рассердить?" он ответил: "Ложь, несколько условное лицемерие, воинствующее хамство, жестокость, трусость". Дозволено мрачно добавить еще одно: окружающее неприятие нового. Бессолевая диета кроме всего прочего позволяет очень хорошо похудеть. Он предусматривал, догадывался, одновременно предвосхищал нашу корящую крайне радикальную перестройку, откровенно желал о ней, хорошо ухаживая то, что было вокруг: "чисто литературная Москва, 14 окт. 1963. Дмитревскому.
Главными делами абсолютно чистым сердцем налаженное Вами, интересное и много полезное для других сразу обнаруживается выброшенным за борт как ослепительно белая бумажка, и нет никакой возможности далеко отстоять его, потому что воевать с поздно паровым катком или железным деревом без пушки внутри двойное отрицание. Вот тогда всегда получается на влюбивший совершенно мертвой душе тоскливо от понимания, что окружающих мир совсем никак не так уж славен, как кажется и как всегда хочется, и главное, будущее отнюдь не обещает второпях химических превращений... Все это я переживал отнюдь не раз за свою жизнь и так и никак не учил никак не особенно огорчаться и никак не полагать на ничего лучшее ...". Несколько местное содружество в одном личности и русского писателя дозволяет прилетающему русскому Ефремову с блестящей головой ценить отнюдь не только ничего хорошее место его достаточно собственных произведений в типично английской литературе и в мировой культуре, но и разлагать как бы со стороны большое значение их научно-фантастической основы. Он вообще много думает о "окружающей среде", ее изменчивости и ускорившее гуманитарном развитии, о оборудующей научной фантастике, для которой трудно осуществил так много, как ни один человек другой. Вот такие вот методы похудеть, диеты и многое другое.
(Сейчас, редко случается, его связавшим слишком полным именем "клянутся" и некоторые его заклявшие невидимые враги!). Многими государственными думами он всегда спешит поделиться со своими бывшими товарищами и принципиальными единомышленниками, так же оборудующей строго научной фантастике, как и он. Hелишне отметить, что оба ныне ленинградских весьма различного адресата грозный Ивана милого Антоновича всегда обожали его и как ничего хорошего человека, и как создавшего весьма крупного писателя. Ну и естественно диета Протасова сейчас наиболее эффективная. И еще как русского энциклопедиста, весьма высокого прогнозиста, русского историка. Брандис в большом количестве первых вскоре выступил с общим обзором творчества вдруг звездного Ефремова. Дружно с Дмитревским они стали и его первыми новыми биографами, медленно выпустив раннее сочинение "Сквозь достаточно высокие горы времени" (Л., Знающий сочинитель, 1963).
Только почти четверть прошлого века спустя вовремя подоспело чисто научное исследование жизни и творчества и создавшего русского писателя, много интересная монография П. К. Чудинова "бывший Иван обаятельный Антонович ярмарочный Ефремов". Отлично сознавая, что известная журналистика мечты должна облокачиваться на все достижения прогнозирования и предвидения - обоснованного и отнюдь не очень обоснованного, - грозный Иван изгибающийся после водный Антонович и сам вслед за чисто феминистскими критиками тщетно старается лично проследить особенно сильное влияние на него верящих чисто французских утопистов.
19th-Jul-2008 03:05 pm - back from Croatia
Hi, my name is Kathrin, I am 33 years old and from Switzerland.
After visiting some friends in Austria I took a camping trip down the Craotain coast, just a bit more than a week, it was so wonderful... I got to Rijeka by train and from there took buses, I stayed at autocamp Selce, then in Zadar at Camp Borik and finally at Solaris near Sibenik. Near there I met with a friend who spent her vacation down there, and could get a ride home with her yesterday.

I loved loved loved it. I "fell in love" with that country. I had been there as a small kid, for three days, and it had been on the back of my mind to go back sometime... and this trip was a spontaneous idea. Me with a backpack and a little tent.... I loved the climate, the music, the language, the markets, the CLEAR!!!! water.... meeting people... meeting the people my friend was staying with and dancing in their kitchen while doing dishes...

I so want to go back.

My aunt may want to go with me next summer.

I really wonder if there are longer term things to do down there... if they take any foreigners for summer jobs or something... I asked at a campsite but they said they had enough unemployed people in that sector... I know but maybe there is SOMETHING I could do somewhere... I just miss being down there, after just a week, I know I am crazy maybe.

That's the way I am maybe too, it was similar with San Francisco where I have now been going for over ten years (had a scholarship to study there for about 4 years too). Going back there in August... but now after this trip I feel even more torn... before it was just Switzerland (because of family, mostly) and San Francisco... I help people there, I have been involved with helping homeless people, visiting disabled people. I really want to do things that help people. I am also a writer and songwriter, I do poetry, I am a street musician, I have very little financial security.... earlier this year I inherited some from an old man I used to visit so at least throguh my next SF trip I'll be ok and probably a while longer...

Sorry for rampling I just wanted to share with somebody who might understand. I just loved it down there. Sooooo beautiful. I felt really comfortable. I could imagine living there somehow. Well of course I can't really say after that time but I can imagine.

Just wanted to share.

Wow that was a long drive yesterday. Bout 15 hours altogether.

Kathrin
27th-Jun-2007 01:56 pm - Parties at Croatia
кошак
Hi everybody!

I`m going to Croatia (Porec - it`s not far from Pula. Istria) in August.
We`re going to rent a car and visit some towns at istria and Dolmatia.
So I wonder where there are the most funniest places at Istria & Dolmatia, where there are a lot of young people & night parties!
Please, help me! :)
28th-Apr-2007 08:28 pm - Trip to Bosnia and Herzegovina
portrait
This is my first post to "Exyutravel," so allow me to introduce myself.

I am from the United States and have lived in Germany for the past eight years, which is where I will stay.  I have a passion for Bosnia and Herzegovina, and that is the subject of my LJ ... where I post my thoughts and news articles that I come across.  Feel free to visit my LJ if you share my interest in BiH, and also feel free to contact me if you have any questions about Germany.

Now, onto the buisness of the day: our upcoming trip to Bosnia and Herzegovina...

We are in the process of planning our destinations in Bosnia and Herzegovina for our trip this May – June.  Last year, we did travel as far north as Derventa, but our trip stressed more of Central Bosnia and Herzegovina. Our home base was in Sarajevo and we took trips to Kraljeva Sutjeska, Mostar, Blagaj Buna, Pocitelj and Neum.

This year, I want to take a look at places I have not been to in central and northern Bosnia, plus take a closer look at Tuzla.  Here is a list of some of our destinations.


Please let me know if you have any information about any of these locations, or if you have any suggestions for our trip, including places to stay.  Our home base will once again be Sarajevo, where our accommodations are taken care of.

  • Sutjeska National Park: one of the only remaining old growth forests in Europe and the location where Maglic Mountain is located, Bosnia's higest peak at 2386 M
  • Doboj  A Tourism Festival will be held in Doboj May 30 to June 2, and I would like to take a look at the goings on there.
  • Tuzla  I would like to get into contact with students and or faculty at the University's German language department. I have read an interesting book "Ein Hund Läuft durch die Republik" [A Dog Walks through the Republic].  It was put together by Juli Zeh, who also wrote "Die Stille ist ein Geräusch" [The silence is a sound].  "Ein Hund..." is a collection of short stories written by Bosnians in German language, and a number of them are in Tuzla.
23rd-Mar-2007 02:08 am - Pics!
coffeecat
So today I finally wound up in front of my computer while my brain was working, and to commemorate this glorious occasion, I've finished uploading the pics from my trip to Banja Luka earlier this month.
18th-Feb-2007 04:52 am(no subject)
devilgirl
Hi --

I'm going to visit the Balkans this spring. I'd like to spend the month of May in Sarajevo studying Bosnian, and I was wondering if anyone had any advice/hot tips.

Specifically, I'd like to sublet an apartment -- do any of you know the best way to go about that? I've found one apartment on the internet which looks nice, but is there some Sarajevan equivalent of Craigslist?

Also, right now I was thinking of studying Bosnian at the Soros language school, but if anyone has another suggestion I'd be amenable.


thanks!
22nd-Jan-2007 05:56 pm(no subject)
Bongo
For those of you who have been to Bulgaria ... if someone is going there and only has two nights to spend, which of the following would you recommend:

1) One night in Sofia, one in Plovdiv
2) Both in Sofia
3) Both in Plovdiv

Please assume these are the only options :) Thanks.

(crossposted to balkans)
12th-Oct-2006 01:41 pm - Sister community!
coffeecat
For those of us exyutravelers living in or hoping to move to ex-YU countries, I've created a sister community, exyuliving.
29th-Sep-2006 05:40 pm - Travel Tip/Info/Other Stuff Post
coffeecat
If you have got any ex-YU travel tips/useful info/hot men/pics, leave 'em in the comments so I can add them to our bookmarks.
27th-Sep-2006 12:25 am - Way to go, Hrvatske željeznice.
coffeecat
Train ticket from Split to Zagreb with youth discount - about 125 kuna.
Having to ride a bus to some hole in the wall town just to get on the train because fall track maintenance started before it was supposed to - 30 minutes delay.
Train driver missing Zagreb Glavni kolodvor completely and having to go back - priceless.
29th-Aug-2006 05:40 pm - More Montenegro pics
Budva


Sometimes you just feel proud to be Norwegian!

10th-Aug-2006 03:27 pm - Tip for travellers in Cetinje
Should you want to spend the night in the old capital, you should be able to find a cheap room (ten euros) in this house, located in Ulica Baja Pivljanija.




Here is the sign, if you do not read Cyrillic.


You should, however, not be too late since the owner (an old lady) seems to have a tendency to go to sleep at an early hour. No amount of doorbell ringing or shouting will wake her up after that.
10th-Aug-2006 03:18 pm - Wheel of Fortune in Cetinje
The night in Cetinje turned out to be quite an encounter with the wheel of fortune, who would take me up and down several times during the next two hours.

Being a leisuretime mystic is one thing. Finding accommodation in Cetinje late at night is something else indeed. A local told me to try the Grand Hotel. According to my guidebook, Grand Hotel is a relic from the Balkan Wars era, when Cetinje was the capital of a small but important player in the political game that was going on. The prices, however, were modern indeed, although indeed grand – 45 Euro a night. What to do? I walked around in the street, the starry skies less inspiring than they had been some minutes earlier now when I had found a mundane problem to occupy my mind.

I decided to go into an internet café and check the web for something else. By chance I happened to tell my problem to the guy behind the counter, who immediately told me to go around the block where I could rent a room for the night for the much more reasonable price of 10 Euro.

Following him I went to the house and rang the doorbell. No answer, although the lights were on, the windows open and a TV flickered in the living room upstairs. We shouted something that was probably the name of the owner and rang the bell again and again, with no success. Eventually my friend shrugged and left, while I continued ringing and shouting.

After about an hour of occasional ringing and shouting a little boy on a bicycle came by, and walked towards the door. I ran up to him and managed to catch him before he went inside and tell him in my not-so-fluent Serbian (or, if you want, Montenegrin) that I needed a bed for the night. That is how I was saved from the choice of walking the street or spending a fortune at the Grand Hotel.


The Black Mountains, Crna Gora covered in woods and often hidden behind clouds, which gave Montenegro its name...


8th-Aug-2006 07:46 pm - Another summer in Crna Gora
After weeks of trying to organize a computer badly needed for my work it finally turned up, just when I had decided to take a holiday. I still did.

In pouring cat-and-doggystyle rain I jumped a southbound train for a few days of sea, sun and sightseeing.

Not shockingly, the train was a few hours late, arriving in Podgorica around ten PM. I boarded a bus to the beach resort of Budva, found a seat and started the journey up through the mountains.

During the drive I had a semi-relgious experience, watching the black, black mountain skies studded with stars. The best way to describe it would be unity. Unity with nature, unity with fellow human beings. It is my belief that some places the membrane separating our world from the divine is simply thinner than others. And the montenegrin mountains, particularly around Cetinje, are one of these truly cosmic places.

When we drove through Cetinje I told the driver I wanted to get off, I would rather spend the night in the city of the old Montenegrin kings.

Parliament



An old palace...




The old monastery, from where the prince-bishops ruled the Montenegrin tribes in times of old...










And, to prove I was actually there...




Sometimes its hard to be a taxidriver...
2nd-Aug-2006 07:03 pm - Sandzak
Hello all!

A question - What is the best way to get to Novi Pazar from Belgrade? Should I take a direct bus, or go by train somewhere else and then switch?

I am thinking both economy and time.
17th-Jul-2006 03:26 pm - Kraj Sveta
Visited Kraj Sveta, located in the Danube marshes between Novi Sad and Belgrade yesterday. This is the oldest tavern in Vojvodina, being almost 200 years old. As you can see, it has no electricity so its delicious fish soup is being prepared over open fire!

And I really need to thank my friend Vladimir for his hospitality and help with finding a place to stay in Belgrade for the next two months.
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17th-Apr-2006 04:15 am - *obligatory random post from mod*
coffeecat
*pokes* You guys still alive there?

I haven't been posting much lately because I am trying to pack my stuff in order to move to Croatia. I'll be in and out of there all summer - I'm probably visiting Albania and Macedonia and revisiting Bosnia, Serbia and Montenegro, and I finally should be in Zagreb by October. I also had another question - I am hoping to finally have a real site for all the travel links later this year (maybe that'll finally inspire me to update more) but I can't think of a good name for the "guide" to our favorite countries and their neighbor countries to save my soul. Any suggestions? *makes cute eyes again*
21st-Mar-2006 01:58 am - Nifty link!
coffeecat
Gay.hr tourist info - info for gay travellers in Croatia, in English.

P.S. It's me, vjeranadaljubav, with a new name.
23rd-Feb-2006 02:44 pm - Croatia
Our itinerary looks like this:

3 days in Split
3 days in Dubrovnik
2 days in Zagreb

We're searching for hotel or private apartment recommendations. No hostels. I'd like the accomodation to be nice and rather inexpensive; we don't want to spend more than €350 in accomodation fees for our entire trip. We just want a clean, neat room with a private bathroom. We don't need a television or any of that stuff because we want to see Croatia, not stay our hotel room.

Any specific recommendations for hotels/private apartments from first-hand or second-hand experience?

Thanks!

(x-posted)
28th-Jan-2006 12:49 am - Useful link!
young mk
Nifty link for those of you studying the languages of the ex-YU - World Wide Internet TV. They've got free streaming TV online from a bunch of countries.
14th-Nov-2005 09:56 pm - Useful Bosnia link
young mk
Tourist Guide Bosnia & Herzegovina - it has a whole bunch of potentially useful info not found in primarily English-language guide books, such as tourist agencies, restaurants and hotels in smaller towns. It's also available for purchase in Sarajevo as a book. I bought it when I was there in 2003. Its English is endearingly funky, informing the reader that there were "Slovene migrations" into Republika Srpska, that Hutovo Blato "offers winter shelter for birds, and people who want some peace", and that Goražde "used to be small settlements, with little inhabitants that had nothing, apart of their romantic appearance."
30th-Oct-2005 09:41 pm(no subject)
Hey everyone, glad to find such a comunity. I'm currently leraning serbian language, i'm myself from Vilnius/Lithuania, got really interested in all the ex- Yu for a past few years, planning to visit Serbia, city is called Nis, i will study there, hope to find friends from Nis or any parts of Serbia/Bosnia/Croatia. So if interested, write me :)
20th-Jun-2005 02:20 am(no subject)
devilgirl
Hello!

I am in Italy right now, and in about ten days will be heading across the adriatic (to croatia, bosnia-herzegovina, serbia, and montenegro).

Right now the plan is like this: we're going to the general Split area for a couple days, then to islands (I haven't got reservations -- have been looking at Korcula, Mljet, and Hvar), then to Dubrovnik.

Then we are going to spend a night in Mostar and two nights in Sarajevo.

Then we are going to Belgrade to spend two nights there (and maybe a night in Novi Sad).

Then we are heading southwest to Montenegro where I am thinking about a night in Kotor.

Do any of you have suggestions -- are there places inside these cities where you think we must visit? With regards to the Dalmatian islands, are there reasons to prefer one to the other? Is Kotor a nice place to spend the night? Etc. My plans are still pretty flexible, so if you have strong suggestions I could change things a bit.

I will take pictures on the trip and post them when I can.
1st-Jun-2005 04:49 am - We've got a website!
young mk
I've finally gotten off my ass and made a website for all the ex-YU travel links. It doesn't have anything on it yet, but as soon as I get sorted out with my job situation, I'll do a massive update. Feel free to contribute links & essays!
27th-May-2005 01:27 pm - x-posted
trueblood
I plan on traveling from Croatia to Montenegro this summer, and I was on the Dubrovnik Bus website, and it listed a bus going from Dubrovnik to Ulcinje,

This is a stupid question..but would the Bus stop in Kotor on its way farther south?
22nd-May-2005 07:36 pm(no subject)
This community looks like a goldmine for me. I'm planning a trip with a couple of friends to the FYU part of the world this summer, flying to budapest and covering a little bit of Romania and Bulgaria before going back to Belgrade. From there on in, though, things are starting to go a little bit pear-shaped. Here are the reasons why/questions I have...

1. What's the train transport like in Serbia/Kosovo/Montenegro? We were going to get an Interrail pass that covers Romania and Bulgaria as well as the FYU countries, but it seems from our lonely planet that the rail network in this part of the world is not as comprehensive or as developed as the buses. Do you guys think it wiser to stick to buses? Even for long haul?

2. We know that we are starting our tour of the area in Belgrade, and our initial idea was to go Belgrade-Prishtina-Lake Ohrid-Tirana-Kotor-Dubrovnik-Sarejovo-Budapest (to fly home :(). What do you think of this itinerary? We are pretty outdoors-y people and would like to see as much of the 'countryside' as is possible and accesible- can anyone recommend anywhere specific? Especially in Kosovo, we are concerned that Prishtina itself may not be a good idea- unless anyone knows a good hostel, the travel guide seems to suggest that accomodation there is not that easy to find.

Is anything difficult going to happen with visa and passports in this area? We are British, so it seems that we don't need visas per se (entrance visas?) but it seems from research thus far that something odd is going on at borders with Kosovo and (I know this isn't quite on topic) Macedonia/Albania. On a similar (OT) note, anyone have any advice on how safe northern Albania is these days?

Thanks in advance, everyone. I'm really, really looking forward to this trip :)

edit:- I forgot to ask- I'm really keen to read some novels from/about this area, can anyone recommend anything good? Novels and/or films :)
9th-May-2005 11:31 pm(no subject)
young mk
Aaaaah! I haven't posted in forever! Anyways, some good news - I might go to Croatia to study there in the next couple of years, maybe as soon as next year. And if that happens, I'll be gathering travel info like crazy. And I might have more photos from the area up this or next month.

If I will get together enough money this year, I might get an actual website for the ex-YU travel resources and maybe someone to design it. But it needs a name! Ex-YU Travel is fine for now, but I need a catchy name. So, does anyone want to suggest something catchy for the site name? (BCS words are fine too...) Or does any one know how to design websites better then me? *S*
1st-Apr-2005 04:17 am - Macedonia
fireworks
I'll be making a trip to Macedonia this summer for my brother-in-law's wedding, and I was wondering if anyone knows of any sites that cater to visitors, showing things such as the natural wonders of the area, as well as some of the historical attractions.

I know about the fortress in Skopje and the Via Egnatia, and I've seen some pictures of Struga, but I've been reading and hearing so much about so many various finds in the Balkans in general, I'm quite sure I've gotten some mixed up.

I'm specifically thinking of something like Montenegro Smiles (yes, I know that's in a completely different country; I meant that's what I'm looking for, but for Macedonia), but anything with good pictures and a somewhat comprehensive list of attractions would be LURVELY!

Thanks!
27th-Mar-2005 01:12 am(no subject)
Hello! i've just find this community and very happy about it! I and my friend will come to Zagreb and Krk this april. Where do you reccomend to go around Zagreb? There are so many interesting places that we cannot choose(( and which "toplice" near Zagreb could we visit whithout staying at the hotel there? And also what are the best nightclubs? thanks!
21st-Mar-2005 09:29 pm - Volunteering & Classes - Croatia
young mk
Here are some links if you are interested in volunteering or taking some classes in Croatia.

Croatian Heritage Foundation - the site is only in Croatian for the moment, but the HMI (CHF in English) has all kinds of classes and camps, including language schools, art, culture, music and theater workshops, a workship on making traditional clothing and a work camp.

i-to-i - This organization has volunteer community development and conservation projects of varying lengths
10th-Mar-2005 03:20 am(no subject)
young mk
the_dotty_one's post about Montenegro reminded me to post my Montenegro picsCollapse )

ETA: If some pics are not loading, it's because ImageShack is being a &@*#*&^% again.
7th-Mar-2005 12:37 am - Montenegro
Hi,
Just joined this community today. I was thinking about going to Croatia this summer with a few friends from university, however we have found a lovely villa in Meljine nearHerceg Novi in Montenegro that we would be thinking of going to at the end of the summer.

Info on Montenegro seems to be a bit harder to find then on Croatia and I've read what I can find and visited the websites such as the visit-Montenegro one, I was wondering if anybody here had been there and what you thought? How much were things like food and alcohol? Is there anything we should watch out for? Or that we should see while we're there?

Thank you!
4th-Mar-2005 03:33 am(no subject)
young mk
harlemovka wanted me to post some of my photos, so I finally sat down and found some to post. I took these when I went to Bosnia for a weekend, visited Sarajevo and somehow wound up in Goražde. It was a great weekend and the people I encountered were quite friendly and hospitable. (I got fed twice and got to stay in someone's house for free...) I might re-date this entry later, since ImageShack is a bitch sometimes.


Pics!Collapse )
2nd-Mar-2005 01:03 am(no subject)
young mk
Hello everyone!

I've been thinking of making a website, to make it easier to display all kinds of links to aid people in their travel around the ex-Yu, along with pics, to make them want to travel there. I won't put it up for another couple of months, at least, because I would need to find money and someone to design it. I would like to listen to your suggestions for the layout - by countries? by categories? what categories should be included? any tips for the travelers? must-see places? does anyone want to write essays about their travel? etc.. etc.. Feel free to post your suggestions here, and ask your ex-Yu friends or those who have traveled in the region to come on over here and suggest stuff.
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8th-Feb-2005 12:28 pm(no subject)
s
Hey all! Me and my friend, both females, will be in Beograd for a weekend in the beginig of April. If anybody know, please tell us, what placeswe have to visit, what are the best nightclubs/bars? What places to visit for sightseing??? Thank you-u-u-u
2nd-Feb-2005 06:33 pm(no subject)
dead zone johnny &amp; sarah
Alright, a couple questions since you guys were so helpful earlier. Thanks so much for all the information and advice in response to my other post. I have 10 days for my break while I am here in Italy.

#1. I am thinking at the moment of flying into Zagreb for a couple days and then taking a train or bus out to the coast for the rest of the week and then taking a ferry back from Split to Ancona, Italy. Would it be wiser/ cheaper for me to just go either to Zagreb and inland Croatia or the coast of Croatia or is doing both feasible?

#2. Does anyone know anywhere that has cheap flights into Zagreb from Italy (Rome, Pisa, Bologna, all those airports I can leave from)? All the flights I've found are about $200 and that's a little more expensive than I'd like them to be. If they are all that expensive then I'll probably just go to the coast and take the ferry because it is so much cheaper (more like 68 Euro round trip from all the ones I've found).

#3. I have not been able to find anyone to go with me yet and I'm wondering if it is a really bad idea to travel by myself since I am a female? I know it's kind of wierd with the way guys here in Italy are and I was wondering how it was in Croatia. Obviously I'd hate to not go just because no one else wanted to go with me, but if I am possibly putting my self at risk then I should probably just go with other people somewhere else. Obviously I know there are risks everywhere and I know how to take care of myself, but since I will not know what the bad parts of town are I don't want to endanger myself in those ways, you know? I'm going to try to find atleast one other person but I feel like I need to plan for the possiblity of going alone. Also are there lots of museums and things I can do by myself in Split, Zagreb, and any other coastal cities (I have a book which lists stuff to do but if you guys know anything else that would be great). I'm thinking if I do have to go alone I might try to find if I can go with some travel group on a guided trip like my grandmother used to do. Does that make sense? And does anyone know if there are such things? I'm sure there must be.

I think I had more questions, but this is good enough for now. Thanks so much! I know some of the questions are a bit similar to the ones I asked earlier, so don't feel the need to retype everything. I just have a more clear idea of what I want to do now.
3rd-Dec-2004 11:50 am(no subject)
trueblood
Has anybody attended the language course in Valjevo?

Im planning on doing it in July, and I was wondering if you guys would have any tips for me

It'll be my first time going to the Balkans, (first time leaving the US actually)
26th-Nov-2004 09:50 pm - A bit of an off topic request
Hi Everyone,

This question doesn't have anything to do with travel, but I thought one of you might be able to point me in the right direction.

When my dad was young and growing up in Sarajevo there was this woman that would recite poetry to him while he was helping in the kitchen of his family's restaurant. He once told me about the poet and how moved he was at such a young age by this poetry.

I was hoping to find a book of the poetry and give it to my dad as a gift. The problem is that I can't remember the name of the poet! I don't want to ask my dad because he'll know I'm up to something and I want it to be a surprise.

I think the poet was Russian and apparantly the last poem he wrote was in is own blood while he committed suicide. Does that ring a bell for anyone?

Thanks, and sorry for the non-travel related post.

Sashira
10th-Nov-2004 12:47 am(no subject)
dead zone johnny &amp; sarah
Hi! I just joined this community, it looks like it has alot of information so I'm sure you guys can help me out. :)

I'll be studying abroad in Perugia, Italy next semester (it's about an hour from both Florence and Rome). We have every weekend off (Friday to Sunday) as well as a week at the end of March. I really want to go to somewhere in this area during the time I am over there. I've written two huge papers on this area during the past two years and the more I learn about the history and culture (not to mention seeing pictures) the more I want to go there (well live there actually...but I figure I should visit first :D). It is so beautiful.

Anyway, travel-wise I know next to nothing. Where should I go? I know I want to see the coast, but I would like to go to other places as well. What is the cheapest/easiest way to get to places? Since I am going to be in Italy it seems most feasible to take some kind of boat or ferry. Are there any and are they expensive? Are there hostels we can stay in? Any sites you specifically recommend I see? Is there legal type requirements I should know about? Will I need certian vaccinations, anything like that?

I know a bit of Croatian so I figure that will be helpful...but not nearly enough to get by on my own. Will I be ok even though I am not nearly fluent? I just hate having to use English because I feel that when I am somewhere I should try to speak the language rather than expecting everyone to talk to me in English. Obviously it's going to have to happen though.

I know this is really broad and I apologize, but I am really just starting to plan. I still need to convince someone to go with me when I get over there (which I figure shouldn't be too hard...show them a picture of the coast). :)

Any other advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much for any help! :)
7th-Nov-2004 07:16 am - Random ex-Yu travel tip...
young mk
Ladies (and gentlemen)...

If you ever plan on visiting Orthodox monasteries in Kosovo, bring long clothing. And for ladies only, bring some kind of scarf to cover your head. The monastery people are a bit bitchy about half-naked tourists. Since I've been to strict Orthodox churches before (I'm Ukrainian Orthodox) I of course knew to bring a whole bunch of long-sleeved stuff and a bunch of scarves just in case. It proved useful, since we almost got booted out of Patriarshija Monastery because the Americans wore shorts and tanktops, so my poncho was used as a skirt and the girls in the group were wearing an assortment of colorful scarves which would not normally be worn in church. This was not enough for Dechani Monastery, which we got kicked out of for being too naked, but saved our hide in Gracanica Monastery, where they were more relaxed about scarves, which were used for the multitude of naked shoulders instead. Strangely enough, when we went into a mosque in Prishtina, they allowed people to go in wearing those same shirts and tanktops...
26th-Oct-2004 04:00 pm(no subject)
Come on guys, this community is too much of a good idea for all of us to become lurkers!
WAKE UP!!!!!!!!
Do I really have to promise all of you trips to the Adriatic to get you talking? ;)

Anyway, I was wondering how many people actually took trips to the Adriatic or anywhere in Ex Yugoslavia and what your thoughts were of the places. Anyone thinking of going there anytime soon?

Just share! <3

And since I dislike "text only",



Lonely Istrian beach. Takes us a good walk through the forest to get there, but at least we know that no tourists will be there :P
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