Travels through History – The Balkans

I have written seven books about the history of places I have travelled to. If you are interested in history and / or travel then you should check out these books. Please bear in mind the books are travelogues rather than travel guides and so cover only the places I visited. Here is the oneContinue reading “Travels through History – The Balkans”

Travels through History – The Balkans

I have written seven books about the history of places I have travelled to. If you are interested in history and / or travel then you should check out these books. Please bear in mind the books are travelogues rather than travel guides and so cover only the places I visited. Here is the oneContinue reading “Travels through History – The Balkans”

Travels through History: Journeys in the former Yugoslavia – Sarajevo

This excerpt from the book about my travels in The Balkans Now it was time for me to find the place where the first World War started on the street by the river. On their wedding anniversary, June 28th 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and his wife, Sophie,Continue reading “Travels through History: Journeys in the former Yugoslavia – Sarajevo”

Mostar – Triangular War memorial

If the visitor just sees the area around the Turkish bridge, they would find it difficult to believe there was ever a war in Mostar. To find this evidence the visitor should walk past the Karadozbeg Mosque and the Roznamendi Effendi Mosque to the Musala Bridge and look at the ruins of the Neretva Hotel.Continue reading “Mostar – Triangular War memorial”

Travels through History: Journeys in the former Yugoslavia – Bosnia-Herzegovina

This excerpt from the book about my travels in The Balkans If the visitor just sees the area around the Turkish bridge, they would find it difficult to believe there was ever a war in Mostar. To find this evidence the visitor should walk past the Karadozbeg Mosque and the Roznamendi Effendi Mosque to theContinue reading “Travels through History: Journeys in the former Yugoslavia – Bosnia-Herzegovina”

Travels through History: Journeys in the former Yugoslavia – Macedonia

This excerpt from the book about my travels in The Balkans Five hundred yards further on things started to get interesting. I saw a large equestrian statue on top of an enormous plinth. Even though the official name of this statue is “Warrior on a Horse”, when it was raised the Greeks were upset becauseContinue reading “Travels through History: Journeys in the former Yugoslavia – Macedonia”

Trebinje Bridge

The second Ottoman bridge is in a Bosnian town called Trebinje close to Dubrovnik. This bridge is called the Arslanagic Bridge and was built in 1574, though it was moved to its current location, almost in the suburbs, in the 1970s. It has a unique double-backed structure and was built under the direction of MehmedContinue reading “Trebinje Bridge”

Zlatna Ribica Cafe in Sarajevo, Bosnia

The cafe called Zlatna Ribica is on a small side street called Kaptol just off the main Marsala Tita avenue. Nothing can really prepare the visitor for the inside of this amazing cafe, which looks at first glance like a bric-a-brac shop that has branched out into catering. There is a large mirror on oneContinue reading “Zlatna Ribica Cafe in Sarajevo, Bosnia”