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I have featured Pocitelj before on this blog: in the recent 10 Places to Visit in Bosnia and Herzegovina post, as well as the 5 Best Places to visit in Herzegovina post. Then there was the extensive three part travel series to Pocitelj, from which you are about to see some outtakes and other previously unreleased images.

The images in this post are focused on the old walls of Pocitelj, or at least what is left of them from over the years. Pocitelj presents one of few urban ensembles in Bosnia and Herzegovina preserved in their integrity to the present time developed through the several phases of the history, beginning with the medieval period.

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It's a while longer until I will see such sights here in person, but these images are here to welcome the new season that is upon us. Although spring allergies, dampen my joy of the season, there is nothing that will keep me in the house, when the trees start to bloom, green colors return and nature awakens from its winter sleep.

I hope you will enjoy these, and If you happen to live in colder parts of the world, where snow perhaps still lingers on the ground, maybe these will help to bring some color and light to you.

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1. Awakenings



Sunset and dusk at the sea, are really special times to go out and take photos. I took these shots on the coastline of the Adriatic Sea in the small town Drvenik in Croatia. The sun had, in fact, already set, but there was still some afterglow in the sky, which gave me enough light to take the images. I hope you will enjoy these and have a relaxing start into the new week.

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The journey to the United Arab Emirates comes to an end, as we depart for Dubai, which is spectacular all by itself. Dubai is the second largest emirate by territorial size after the capital, Abu Dhabi, which you saw in part one. There are many things to see and explore here, and Amer and Jasmina went actually a couple of times to Dubai during their stay in the Emirates. Out of all those images I have collected and edited the best ones, to show in this finale. So enjoy!


This is a multi-part travel series. Other parts include:

The stay in the United Arab Emirates continues, and in the second part I want to show you a special trip: a Desert Safari. The trip starts at your hotel. Around 10 you get picked up by the team who organizes the safari and the journey into the desert starts. A whole afternoon can be spent here, and the price of admission includes lunch and free drinks throughout the day. But this is not a tame drive into an oasis as you will quickly learn...

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We are at the start of a brand new travel series, that will take us all to the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi and Dubai to be precise. As you will quickly notice, this is not a journey I undertook, but a travel Jasmina and Amer made recently. I edited the images for them, and I liked them so much, that I decided to feature their travel here. Both of them aren't strangers to this blog, and you have seen them many times in my own images, so I hope you will enjoy these as well.


In the first part we will see glimpses from Abu Dhabi, which is the federal capital and center of government in the United Arab Emirates. It is the largest city of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and one of the most modern cities in the world.

I don't know about you, but I'm always on the lookout for a good birthday cake, that won't take a whole day to make. You know the situation. It's someone's (or your) birthday and you want to make a cake, but the list on your mind immediately skips to some kind of Chocolate Cake. Not saying there is anything wrong with Chocolate Cake. I even have a luscious Chocolate Cake Recipe on this blog as well.

But if you want to mix it up, look no further. This cake has a great hazelnut flavor, is not overly sweet and the vanilla cream that goes inside is heavenly. So here is the recipe, as well as some making of shots.

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There is this spot in these mountains. I remember it well. It's the place where the village ends and pure wilderness starts. The sights from there remind me that there is so much unknown in the world. It is the ultimate destination of our hike in the foothills of mountain Prenj.

And as our hike continues, we actually approach the mountain closer, leave the village behind and step into the wilderness.

This is a two part series:
Part One: In the Foothills of Mountain Prenj
Part Two: In the Foothills of Mountain Prenj

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Even though the south is showing some first signs of spring, in most northern parts of the country nature is still in full winter sleep. To that, add some fresh snowfalls that have hit the lands, and you'll pretty much end up with the landscapes in this two part outing into the foothills of mountain Prenj.

Prenj is actually a mountain range in the Dinaric Alps located in north-east Herzegovina near Mostar, Jablanica and Konjic. The highest peak is the "Zelena glava" at 2,115 m (6,939 ft), and there are several other peaks of similar height. The name Prenj is derived from the word "Perun", which is the highest god of the pantheon, and the god of thunder and lightning in Slavic mythology.

This is a two part series:
Part One: In the Foothills of Mountain Prenj
Part Two: In the Foothills of Mountain Prenj

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I read somewhere that a good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving. That certainly holds true in most cases, as well as the old notion that it's not about the destination, but the journey. So in that sense I wanted to share some images from routes and roads, paths and streets, that ultimately depict the love for "getting there" as opposed to "arriving".

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1. A Mountain Road

As the mountain road began to wind down, and curve alongside the cliffs and hills, the sun began to set somewhere in the distance. I opened the car windows to let the air in, and immediately a fresh breeze swept up the scents of the woods and brought them to me. Somehow, here in the wild, everything fell into place, and the feeling of belonging immediately took over.