Sarajevo July 2019

From Slovenia, I travel to another Balkan state formerly part of Yugoslavia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, often known in short as just Bosnia.  Like its neighbors, Bosnia was once inhabited by the Illyrians and then settled by the Slavic people from the 6th century.  It also came under Ottoman rule until the late 19th century where … Continue reading Sarajevo July 2019

Piran July 2019

About 90 minutes drive from Ljubljana is Piran, a Venetian seaside town in southwestern Slovenia, which was part of Italy until the end of WWII.  The locals here remain bilingual even until today.  The town is heavily influenced by Venetian art and architecture since it was part of the Republic of Venice for 500 years … Continue reading Piran July 2019