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There’s much more to Balkan holidays than beaches. Here are a few of our tips for discerning tourists seeking a richer experience of the lands through which they are travelling.
Two projects financed by the World Bank aim to preserve the vernacular architecture of the villages of Albania’s Rivera - though locals doubt that such projects can rebuild a long-lost sense of community.
Almost two decades may have passed since the end of the Bosnian war but in the small town of Ljubuski, it is still smarter to keep silent about the war injustices, as the recent beating of journalist Stefica Galic showed.
The murder of a well-respected Serbian couple has left their once peaceful village in rural Kosovo in shock.
Albania’s national literary prizes have been delayed by months – adding to writers’ angst about the little attention they receive from the state.
Serbian mythology is teeming with dragon tales – but tourist buffs have yet to link the many sites connected to these mysterious creatures into a visitors’ trail.
As summer heat melts the asphalt, Belgraders seek shelter in some of the aqua parks that offer a lot of fun besides cooling pool water.
The folk of Zemun have a deep sense of belonging to their “hometown”, which is actually one of Belgrade’s most culturally significant and vibrant urban municipalities.
About 7,000 people, including hundreds of survivors of the original march in 1995, joined an emotional pilgrimage to the eastern Bosnian town where they will rebury 520 more victims in the memorial centre.
New film challenges hoary clichés about Muslims by recalling the heroic Albanians who kept 2,000 Jews safe in the Holocaust.
Sehida Abdurahmanovic recalls the fate of her extended family following the fall of Srebrenica, when the slaughter of men at the hands of the Bosnian Serb army began.
Albanian pop star pleads with her compatriots to regain their taste for babies, as evidence shows that family sizes are shrinking fast.
Most foreigners nowadays only know Novi Sad as the nearest city to the world famous Exit music festival, but the ‘Serbian Athens’ has its own discrete charms.
Opponents of gay rights in Croatia’s second city may be as noisy as ever - but this year’s Pride parade showed that more people are losing their fear of being open about their sexual identity.
Fine fare and masses of mysterious ruins make Srem an intriguing and pleasant place to visit.