He came to my aid when I was questioned by Turkish guards. Then he spent the day showing me around his home town. He was one of those people that make travelling so wonderful. Yet I can’t remember his name.
A Few of my Favourite Stories
It was the most disgusting and awesome thing I’ve eaten. A sandwich filled with five kinds of meat, topped with an egg and melted cheese, dripping in a sauce made from beer and surrounded by chips. Yep, that’s francesinha.
In any other city it would be just a bridge. But the bridge in Mitrovica is symbolic of the divide between Serbs and ethnic-Albanians that exists in this city in Northern Kosovo. The river acts as an unofficial border between the two worlds.
The Patriarchate of Peć is a beautiful Serbian Orthodox monument. It’s also a monument in danger. The church sits within the territory of Kosovo and is protected by high stone walls, wire fences and a gun-toting guard.
Meet Nenad, my CouchSurfing host in Nis. He loves coffee, movies and, oh yeah, last year he travelled through Afghanistan and spent a night with the Taliban.
Nine times out of ten, when someone presents you an offer you can’t refuse, it is easily turned down. But then the tenth time, it’s an invite to the World Testicle Cooking Championship in Serbia. How do you say no to that?