Glimpses of 19th-century Serbia (8) – UNFAMILIAR FACE IN A SMALL TOWN

As I was told, down the same street where the Green Wreath hotel was, there was the only working restaurant I could eat in. It was more like a fast food stand, small, with glass case, grill in the corner, three tables outdoors and few inside. But they said the food was „the best in … Continue reading Glimpses of 19th-century Serbia (8) – UNFAMILIAR FACE IN A SMALL TOWN

Crtice iz Srbije 19. veka (8) – NEPOZNATO LICE U MALOM GRADU

Niz istu ulicu u kojoj se nalazio „Zeleni venac“, kako mi rekoše, naći ću i jedini restoran koji u gradu radi. Više je, doduše, ličio na kiosk brze hrane, mali, sa staklenom vitrinom, roštiljem u ćošku, tri stola napolju i dva unutra. Ali, rekli su mi da je hrana „najbolja u gradu“. „Bolje je da … Continue reading Crtice iz Srbije 19. veka (8) – NEPOZNATO LICE U MALOM GRADU

19th-century Serbia: LAVISH NATURE ALONG THE RIVER (7)

When you go further towards the town of Mali Zvornik, that is when the river Drina starts to appear here and there. The road was obviously patched numerous times, making my French “lion” jounce. When you enter Mali Zvornik you begin to enjoy the view on your right. It seems as if town’s buildings are … Continue reading 19th-century Serbia: LAVISH NATURE ALONG THE RIVER (7)

Srbija 19. veka: IZDAŠNA PRIRODA DUŽ REKE (7)

Kad se malo udaljite magistralom prema Malom Zvorniku, počne da se promalja i Drina koju već kilometrima čekamo. Put loš, krpljen, trucka auto, ali nekako "kotrljate". Tek kad uđete u Mali Zvornik zapravo počnete da uživate u pogledu. Ovaj gradić kao da se stropoštava sa obale u reku, a preko puta, na bosanskoj strani, isto … Continue reading Srbija 19. veka: IZDAŠNA PRIRODA DUŽ REKE (7)

Glimpses of 19th-century Serbia (7) – THE GREEN WREATH, AGAIN?!

When arriving to Ljubovija town after short stop to Banja Koviljaca, the main thing to do was to find a place to stay. We were on the road all day long, tired of driving, of that rain drizzling along the way. The town was small and we did read about a “big old hotel” that was … Continue reading Glimpses of 19th-century Serbia (7) – THE GREEN WREATH, AGAIN?!

Crtice iz Srbije 19. veka (7) – ZELENI VENAC, JOŠ JEDAN?!

Kad sam posle Banje Koviljače stigla u Ljuboviju, prvo sam tražila smeštaj. Čitav dan sam bila na putu, već umorna i od vožnje i kišice, koja je promicala usput. Grad je bio mali, a sećam se da sam ranije čitala o „starom, velikom hotelu“ koji je zatvoren godinama. Pa, naleteću već na nešto... I upravo … Continue reading Crtice iz Srbije 19. veka (7) – ZELENI VENAC, JOŠ JEDAN?!

19th-century Serbia: WHERE HAS DRINA RIVER DISAPPEARED?! (6)

We got lost a bit, again, choosing „shortcuts“ rather than the regular road. It seems that Andrew Archibald Paton’s path wasn’t that clear either, even though he was „cruising“ the 19th century land on a horse. But he was surely astonished by the view of nature approaching Loznica: „Thick turf covered the pasture lands; the … Continue reading 19th-century Serbia: WHERE HAS DRINA RIVER DISAPPEARED?! (6)

Srbija 19. veka: GDE JE NESTALA DRINA?! (6)

Ponovo smo se malo “izgubili”, jer smo krenuli “prečicom” umesto redovnom magistralom. No, put izgleda nije bio "prohodan" ni britanskom diplomati Endruu Arčibaldu Pejtonu koji je polovinom 19. veka na konju obilazio našu zemlju. Ali, svakako je bio oduševljen prizorom na prilazu Loznici: "Debelo busenje pokrivalo je pašnjake, stari hrast i nežne mladice unosili su … Continue reading Srbija 19. veka: GDE JE NESTALA DRINA?! (6)

Glimpses of 19th-century Serbia (6) – SPA THAT HEALS, AGAINST ALL THE ODDS

Wanted to visit Banja Koviljacha spa center. It was on our root anyway, and people were saying that the road there went along Drina river and the spa was very nicely settled. At the time of our journey, Serbian government has already established the Asylum Center (in 2008) in Banja Koviljacha. The country pledged to … Continue reading Glimpses of 19th-century Serbia (6) – SPA THAT HEALS, AGAINST ALL THE ODDS

Crtice iz Srbije 19. veka (6) – BANJA KOJA LEČI, UPRKOS SVEMU

Isplanirala sam da posetim i Banju Koviljaču. Svejedno mi je bilo usput, a pričali su kako se put do tamo pruža duž Drine i da je banja vrlo lepo uređena. U vreme mog putovanja, srpske vlasti su već bile osnovale Centar za izbeglice (2008. godine) u Banji Koviljači. Država se zavetovala da će prihvatiti buduće … Continue reading Crtice iz Srbije 19. veka (6) – BANJA KOJA LEČI, UPRKOS SVEMU