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  • hardie karges 12:55 pm on October 11, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Balkans, , Croatia, Herzegovina, Serbia, Tito, Yugoslavia   

    Serbia: War is Over (if you want it)… 

    Hey, it’s not easy being Serb, or any southern Slav, showing up on the southern gates of Europe post-Rome and looking for a place at the table, a table already pre-set by Dacians, Thracians, Illyrians and Celts to boot, remove your shoes at the door, please… (More …)

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    • davekingsbury 10:34 pm on October 13, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Nice stream-of-consciousness piece, Hardie …

      • hardie karges 12:59 am on October 14, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        Thx, Dave! Hmm, maybe this should be the s-o-c blog, wouldn’t be hard if it’s a country I’ve already visited, just random access assorted memories travels travails and frustrations, toss them in a hot skillet, stir quickly at high temps, season to taste… hmmm, not bad flavor… good idea, Dave!

  • hardie karges 5:39 am on April 25, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Croatia, Dubrovnik, ,   

    Featured City: Dubrovnik, Croatia 

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    Dubrovnik’s Old Walls

    DUBROVNIK is one of Europe’s top tourist destinations for over a hundred years, its walled medieval city the main draw.  As Ragusa, this was a maritime city that goes back to the Roman era, was later ruled by the Byzantines, and rivaled Venice in the Middle Ages, before becoming a colony of it.  Though it later paid tribute to the Turkish Ottomans, Ragusa was a free city until the Austrian Habsburgs took over in 1815.  At that point Dubrovnik was Europe in microcosm, with German, Latin, and Slavic languages all spoken within its domain.  Then came Yugoslavia and Communism.  After Croatia’s declaration of independence in 1991, Dubrovnik was besieged by the rump Yugoslavia for seven months, Montenegro claiming that Dubrovnik belonged to it.  The siege was finally lifted and damage to the old city repaired.  There are 2km of walls around it. (More …)

     
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