Homage to Syria: MAALOULA (6)

*Was fortunate enough to travel to Syria and see the country in 2008, three years before the war broke out. This is the reminder, the story about the country with immense cultural heritage, posted here with the wholehearted wish for peace to be restored and cities to be rebuilt. One of the places in Syria … Continue reading Homage to Syria: MAALOULA (6)

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Omaž Siriji: HRIŠĆANSKO SELO MALULA (6)

* Imala sam tu sreću da Siriju proputujem sredinom 2008, tri godine pre nego što je počeo rat. Ovo je podsećanje na državu izuzetnog kulturnog nasleđa, uz svesrdnu želju da u Siriji ponovo zavlada mir i da se zemlja brzo obnovi. Jedno od mesta u Siriji koje bi vam sigurno skrenulo pažnju, nalazi se na … Continue reading Omaž Siriji: HRIŠĆANSKO SELO MALULA (6)

Homage to Syria: ALEPPO BEFORE THE WAR (5)

*Was fortunate enough to travel to Syria and see the country in 2008, three years before the war broke out. This is the reminder, the story about the country with immense cultural heritage, posted here with the wholehearted wish for peace to be restored and cities to be rebuilt. During the rule of the sultan … Continue reading Homage to Syria: ALEPPO BEFORE THE WAR (5)

Omaž Siriji: ALEP PRE RATA (5)

* Imala sam tu sreću da Siriju proputujem sredinom 2008, tri godine pre nego što je počeo rat. Ovo je podsećanje na državu izuzetnog kulturnog nasleđa, uz svesrdnu želju da u Siriji ponovo zavlada mir i da se zemlja brzo obnovi. Za vreme sultana Nur ad-Dina u Alepu je rekonstruisana velika pijaca, po kojoj je … Continue reading Omaž Siriji: ALEP PRE RATA (5)

Homage to Syria: ALEPPO CITADEL (4)

*Was fortunate enough to travel to Syria and see the country in 2008, three years before the war broke out. This is the reminder, the story about the country with immense cultural heritage, posted here with the wholehearted wish for peace to be restored and cities to be rebuilt. Aleppo is the city in the … Continue reading Homage to Syria: ALEPPO CITADEL (4)

Omaž Siriji: ZNAMENITOSTI ALEPA (4)

* Imala sam tu sreću da Siriju proputujem sredinom 2008, tri godine pre nego što je počeo rat. Ovo je podsećanje na državu izuzetnog kulturnog nasleđa, uz svesrdnu želju da u Siriji ponovo zavlada mir i da se zemlja brzo obnovi. Alep (ili Alepo) je grad na severu Sirije i pominje se, pored Damaska, kao … Continue reading Omaž Siriji: ZNAMENITOSTI ALEPA (4)

Homage to Syria: DAMASCUS, THINGS TO KNOW (3)

*Was fortunate enough to travel to Syria and see the country in 2008, three years before the war broke out. This is the reminder, the story about the country with immense cultural heritage, posted here with the wholehearted wish for peace to be restored and cities to be rebuilt. If you enjoy having your coffee … Continue reading Homage to Syria: DAMASCUS, THINGS TO KNOW (3)

Omaž Siriji: DAMASK PRE RATA (3)

* Imala sam tu sreću da Siriju proputujem sredinom 2008, tri godine pre nego što je počeo rat. Ovo je podsećanje na državu izuzetnog kulturnog nasleđa, uz svesrdnu želju da u Siriji ponovo zavlada mir i da se zemlja brzo obnovi. Ako biste kafu, bar onako kako smo na to u Evropi navikli (baštica, stolovi … Continue reading Omaž Siriji: DAMASK PRE RATA (3)

Homage to Syria: GREAT MOSQUE OF DAMASCUS (2)

*Was fortunate enough to travel to Syria and see the country in 2008, three years before the war broke out. This is the reminder, the story about the country with immense cultural heritage, posted here with the wholehearted wish for peace to be restored and cities to be rebuilt. One of the most important buildings … Continue reading Homage to Syria: GREAT MOSQUE OF DAMASCUS (2)

Omaž Siriji: VELIKA DŽAMIJA U DAMASKU (2)

* Imala sam tu sreću da Siriju proputujem sredinom 2008, tri godine pre nego što je počeo rat. Ovo je podsećanje na državu izuzetnog kulturnog nasleđa, uz svesrdnu želju da u Siriji ponovo zavlada mir i da se zemlja brzo obnovi. Ono što je svakako bila glavna atrakcija Damaska jeste Omajadova džamija. Nekada su na … Continue reading Omaž Siriji: VELIKA DŽAMIJA U DAMASKU (2)

Homage to Syria: HISTORY OF DAMASCUS (1)

*Was fortunate enough to travel to Syria and see the country in 2008, three years before the war broke out. This is the reminder, the story about the country with immense cultural heritage, posted here with the wholehearted wish for peace to be restored and cities to be rebuilt. If you have had a chance … Continue reading Homage to Syria: HISTORY OF DAMASCUS (1)

Omaž Siriji: GRAD DAMASK (1)

* Imala sam tu sreću da Siriju proputujem sredinom 2008, tri godine pre nego što je počeo rat. Ovo je podsećanje na državu izuzetnog kulturnog nasleđa, uz svesrdnu želju da u Siriji ponovo zavlada mir i da se zemlja brzo obnovi. Ako ste imali prilike da obiđete Bliski istok, uspomena će vam ostati za ceo … Continue reading Omaž Siriji: GRAD DAMASK (1)

Homage to SYRIA!

This was one of the countries I had in mind when thinking about writing stories from various parts of the world. So rich in history with such diversity in culture and tradition that I feel extremely fortunate to have had the opportunity to visit while there was still peace. It was only two and a … Continue reading Homage to SYRIA!

Lisbon: A FADO FAREWELL (7)

Once again (as I did in Barcelona with flamenco previously), I left the Fado Theater Show for my last day in Lisbon. Did know few things about fado, heard some songs, but I was surprised by its outspread in the city. It seemed that every café or restaurant hosted some kind of "fado-night special". And … Continue reading Lisbon: A FADO FAREWELL (7)

Lisabon: ZBOGOM UZ FADO (7)

Kao što sam uradila sa “flamenkom” u Barseloni, učinila sam i ovde – ostavila sam “fado veče” u pozorištu za poslednji dan u Lisabonu. Pre toga sam čula nekoliko pesama, znala sam tek ponešto površno o samoj muzici i isprva sam se iznenadila što je tolika “pomama“ za „fadom“ raširena po čitavom gradu. Činilo se … Continue reading Lisabon: ZBOGOM UZ FADO (7)

Lisbon: STRICT, YET MISCHIEVOUS (6)

Wanted to write the Lisbon story in chronological order as I often do, but it was just impossible. Every plan I had for the particular day – to visit this and that and leave other "this and thats" for tomorrow, just couldn’t "hold water". Because when ever I take that "planed route", something comes up … Continue reading Lisbon: STRICT, YET MISCHIEVOUS (6)

Lisabon: STROG, A NESTAŠAN (6)

Plan mi je bio da i priču iz Lisabona pišem hronološki, kao što obično činim sa putopisima, ali to ovde nije baš bilo moguće. Jer, svaki put kada sam ja sebi ujutru „zacrtala“ rutu, sa sve onim spiskom „šta videti u Lisabonu“, šta ću danas da obiđem, a šta da ostavim za sutra - to … Continue reading Lisabon: STROG, A NESTAŠAN (6)

Lisbon: EVOKING JOSE SARAMAGO (5)

Few days have passed, didn’t even notice it. Had the feeling that I have been walking for days. And actually I have, if you consider that I went around Barcelona lengthwise and crosswise, mainly on foot, for five days before coming to Lisbon. Yet, I have been doing it all over again! Lisbon is also … Continue reading Lisbon: EVOKING JOSE SARAMAGO (5)

Lisabon: SEĆANJE NA SARAMAGA (5)

Nisam ni primetila da je prošlo par dana. A opet, imala sam utisak da hodam danima, što doduše, nije bilo daleko od istine, s obzirom na to da sam Barselonu prešla uzduž i popreko, većinom pešaka, i to pet dana pre nego što sam došla u Lisabon. I to isto radim i dalje! Lisabon je … Continue reading Lisabon: SEĆANJE NA SARAMAGA (5)

Lisbon: UP THE STEEP COBBLED STREETS OF ALFAMA (4)

Streets of the city were so charming. Although steep and narrow, almost always on cobblestone, they often had elegant mosaics made out of dark stone cuts. Mosaics were frequent – what if I tell you that I went into various metro stations just to see the mosaics? They were so vibrant and colorful, genuine artwork … Continue reading Lisbon: UP THE STEEP COBBLED STREETS OF ALFAMA (4)