What Bosnia & Herzegovina Is and what It’s Not

As a daughter of Croatian Bosniaks who originated from Mostar, I hold a quite special connection to the country of Bosnia & Herzegovina. Although my parents emigrated only a few years before the evils of war threw the country into deep chaos and destruction, I could witness the development of the country during the aftermath through my yearly visits. Based on these observations, I gathered 10 facts that describe what Bosnia & Herzegovina is and what it's not. While past actions have thrown the country back many decades in the terms of economy, infrastructure and social services, there is only little space to look back. The well-educated youth is looking forward to a brighter future and tries to find a middle way between tradition and modernity. The locals … (Continue reading)

Abandoned Places in Prague – Time Machine

Every now and then we're catching up on our mission to explore abandoned buildings that once symbolized marvelous residencies for the rich and noble. We call this section Time Machine ...because visiting those long forgotten places feels like traveling back in time. Our experience shows that the majority of abandoned buildings can be found on hills and in surroundings which are difficult to access. We came across this phenomenon many times while traveling. For example, the abandoned hotel Panorâmico in Lisbon or another derelict hotel Monte Palace on the Azorean island São Miguel were both built on hills. In a prosperous time, members of the upper class used to spend recreational weekends and holidays amongst lush nature, far off the city. Following the ups and downs of history and economy, the appearance … (Continue reading)