The bus arrived in the austere light of an ethereal sky. Darkness was quickly descending, and I could only clearly make out the most severe silhouettes, like the large cross high up on the hillside and the domed roof and minaret of the mosque. 325 more words
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'A tape of the bombs plays all night long': Hostel in Sarajevo offers guests a taste of life in a war zone
Amongst my collection of travel guides and other memorabilia is a 1989, first edition copy of “Eastern Europe on a shoestring”. This very battered and well-thumbed book travelled with me for a whole summer in 1991 on a journey that went to Czechoslovakia and back. 380 more words
This is really exciting!
“Archaeologists have found more than 40 vessels in the Black Sea, some more than a millennium old, shedding light on early empires and trade routes.” 18 more words