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Travels through History - The Balkans: Journeys in the former Yugoslavia

The Macedonians build a fountain and upset the Greeks.

Villages on the road to Lake Ohrid fly Albanian flags instead of Macedonian ones.

Kosovan taxi drivers believe fundamentalists are being sponsored in their country by former foes. 87 more words


Montenegro Receives NATO Invite, Rousing Russian Concerns

The Associated Press reports:

Over Russia’s angry objections, NATO agreed Thursday to expand for only the seventh time in its history, inviting the Balkan nation of Montenegro to become its 29th member. 186 more words


How Kosovo Was Turned Into Fertile Ground for ISIS

Carlotta Gall reports for The New York Times:

Every Friday, just yards from a statue of Bill Clinton with arm aloft in a cheery wave, hundreds of young bearded men make a show of kneeling to pray on the sidewalk outside an improvised mosque in a former furniture store. 167 more words

War On Terror

You've been framed...

Lol, I know the title also has a different meaning in English, but I just couldn’t resist the pun lol…
So, I got an additional terabyte for my computer recently and finally decided to reorganize my photos in folders, by years, months, travel destinations, genre… Not much of a success so far, basically I’m creating even greater chaos, only over much bigger computer space lol ;D Anyways, so, while doing this, I realized there are certain patterns that I seem to follow while taking pictures, and “framing” in street and travel photography seems to be one of them… People standing in doorways, windows, shopwindows, immediately grab the attention, no matter how busy the surrounding context might be… I thought it would be fun to post all these together… 135 more words


"18 reasons you should book a trip to Bulgaria asap"

A big shout-out for the US-based Huffington Post news website for publishing a very cool article about Bulgaria last week… and for using one of my photos in it, yey!! 71 more words


"Balkan Poison, Revisited" by Tim Judah | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books

The horrific wars that tore Yugoslavia apart offer a window into the dark side of human nature. At a time when ethnic and religious violence has become widespread across the globe, revisiting these wars could prove useful. 312 more words