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ZASAVICA (Засавица)

One of the last authentically preserved wetlands in the nation, Zasavica hit the headlines at the turn of the century when it became the center of a drive to reintroduce beavers into the country. In the reserve, you can find 192 species of flora and fauna that are completely unique in...

TRŠIĆ (Тршић)

The village of Tršić is situated in the hilly area in the Southern – West part of the River Jadar Valley. It is the birthplace of the Serbian linguist and language reformer, Vuk Stefanović Karadžić. The ethno-complex is a village of the Dinaric type from the 19th century. The whole...

KOSMAJ MONUMENT (Космај)

We made a short stop next to another brutalist monument made of six freestanding concrete structures, each roughly 30 meters high, that taken together look a bit like a spaceship sent through time from a future envisioned in the 1970s. The monument commemorates the Partisan regiment from...

OPLENAC (Опленац)

07In the heart of the Šumadija, in the near vicinity of the town Topola, slowly arises the rocky hillside called Oplenac. The St. George’s Church, also known as Oplenac, is the mausoleum of the Serbian and Yugoslav royal house of Karađorđević. It is an imposing five-domed building...

KRAGUJEVAC (Крагујевац)

We made a short stop in regional hub Kragujevac to recharge our Telenor sim cards. It lies in Central Serbia on the Lepenica River. Here at the beginning of the 19th century, Karadjordje led the first Serbian uprising against the Turks. It was the capital of Serbia from 1818 to 1841...

ŽIČA MONASTERY (Манастир Жича)

We arrived late in the afternoon at an early 13th-century Serbian Orthodox Žiča monastery near Kraljevo. The monastery, together with the Church of the Holy Dormition, was built by the first King of Serbia, Stefan the First-Crowned, and the first Head of the Serbian Church, Saint Sava...

SRETENJE MONASTERY (Манастир Сретење)

We left our truck around 4 kilometers away on a crossing and took our scooter to drive a narrow road leading to Sretenje Monastery. It is located on a plateau below the peak of Ovcar, at the source of the Korona stream, elevated about 800 meters above sea level. The first written remark...

KADINJAČA MEMORIAL (Кадињача)

We left curious Drina River House behind, and before we left the city, we took very expensive diesel (170,90 RSD / l) and AdBlue (10 l / 999 RSD) to be able to reach the impressive socialistic Kadinjača Memorial Complex. This complex built in the year1952 commemorates fallen Partisan...

DRINA RIVER HOUSE (Кућица на Дрини)

We made a shortstop next to world-famous house located on a small rock in the middle of the Drina River between Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The original wooden house was built in 1968 by a group of swimmers who needed shelter. Until 2019, it was destroyed 7 times during the high...

TARA NP (Тара)

The curvy and narrow road brought us to the mountain of heavenly scenery – Tara National Park. It is situated in Western Serbia, circumscribed by one of the deepest canyons of Europe – the river Drina canyon. Tara NP is home to the unique and one of the most diverse flora and fauna in...