Random view from near Zlatibor, the most touristy place in Serbia.
Took me about 6 hours to get down here. The weather’s turned shit though, there’ll be no country walking checking the rich flora and forna in 8ºC and intermitent rain.
The hotel is the best in Zlatibor.
Had a sauna and russian bath. Wireless is painfully slow. Back to BG tommorrow.
Perched high on a hill. The Serbian Exit festival is held here annually. Live music, and shagging basically.
The castle has been in existence from the 11th Century. It’s a large structure incorporating an upper and lower town.
The resistance to Milosevic were held here under house arrest in the administrative offices during the period of the last Balkans conflict.
Old and bold
The castle is impressive in size but not in upkeep.
It incorporates a clock with a large hour hand, which the Germans used to charge ‘clock taxes’ for.
Like our government setting up a ‘view tax’.
Anyone able to view the clock tower had to pay ‘clock tax’.
Drive or Taxi
I drove up.
It would take you 20 minutes of steep inclines by foot. Not what you need after a day walking around town.
KML: lat- 45.25106 lon – 19.85595
Wow what a church.
I just can’t get enough of these Orthodox church’s.
After the Schism, each different branch of the church has taken the religion and manipulated to their own means. For instance, if you visit York minister (UK). Take a look round you won’t see ONE angel or virgin Mary. Not one. It’s all bishops and magnates big rings and sceptres.
Visiting the orthodox gives a view of a purer form of Christianity. The religion was founded in Ephesus, Turkey; Greece being the first country to stick with it as the national religion.
If you visit orthodox churches. It gives an insight into the original religion.
Slightly oriental in appearance.
Bring on the monkeys
Wouldn’t be unusual to see Monkey on the benches chatting to TripitaKa.
Till death do us part
Newlyweds come here to firm things up after the ceremony, the gate giving talisman to those who come here after consecration.
KML: lat- 45.25238 lon – 19.84244