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PHOTO: Peppers, A Mainstay of Serbian Cuisine

Click on title of post to view photo in large format: Peppers, like these beauties in a market in Niš, Serbia, are a mainstay of Serbian cuisine. They are served stuffed and topped with cheese, roasted, baked, fried, ground into a paste used as a spread, and probably a dozen more ways that…

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VIDEO: Firing Up the Tesla Coil at the Nikola Tesla Museum

  I waited uncomfortably as our guide prepared to demonstrate the Tesla Coil at the Nikola Tesla Museum in Belgrade, Serbia. Would my hair stand on end? Would I be shocked? He threw the switch, and a lightning bolt split the air, reaching for the copper ball suspended above the coil. The people…

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An Electrifying Experience at the Nikola Tesla Museum in Belgrade

The copper-coiled tower that rose before me was simultaneously fascinating and frightening. I knew the enormous Tesla Coil had the ability to create lightning bolts that could fry a person. Our guide eased my nervousness, explaining that we would be perfectly safe, as electricity channeled through the coil would seek the highest conductive…

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PHOTO: Devil’s Town Geologic Formation in Southern Serbia

Click on title of post to view photo in large format: Local legend says that this geologic formation in southern Serbia was created when a furious God turned a wedding party to stone. Known as Devil’s Town, the  spires are formed when softer volcanic tufa that lies below a hard layer of andesite…

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PHOTO: Manasija Monastery in Southern Serbia

Click on title of post to view photo in large format: The Serbian Orthodox Manasija Monastery near Despotovac, Serbia, was built in the 15th century. It includes a church, refectory, and fortress with 11 towers, and is still in use today as a church and nunnery.

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Serbia – An Underrated Tourist Destination

“Whatever you do, don’t take the train to Serbia!” my tour guide exclaimed. “The best way to visit Serbia  from Zagreb is to take the bus.” Unfortunately, I’d already purchased my train ticket. On the morning of my departure, fearing the worst, I climbed aboard a decrepit, graffiti covered train to find a…

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