Uvac and Novi-Pazar 31.08.2018


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It's a crime to visit Serbia and do not visit Uvac meanders. However there's a tricky thing: the way to all viewpoints which are recommended on forums is very complicated and long. About an hour offroad and then about a couple of hours walking.
This was exactly the way I was going to use. Accidentally I got in a talk with cashier guy in the shop. His English was good (which is rare in Serbia), so I decided that it's my only chance to verify the way to a viewpoint. By a lucky shot this guy was experienced hiker and he suggested to go with me and show a very good spot which can be accessed much easier.

Photo 1993
Photo 1993

40 minutes and here we are. Though we arrived way too early. It still was very foggy. The air was wet. Spiders web looked absolutely fantastic. The water on it made it look like frozen. Unfortunately photo doesn't really show it in the way it was.

Photo 1994
Photo 1994

So we had to wait till the fog goes away.

Photo 1995
Photo 1995

There is already visible a hardly accessible viewpoint on the other side. Molitva. And a group of tourists. It was just 9 in the morning. Looks like they didn't sleep at all (:

Photo 1996
Photo 1996

Finally it's clear. The view is astonishing. It was absolutely worth it to visit this place.

Photo 1997
Photo 1997

The weather is much colder in river area than in any other point nearby. The area is surrounded by hills, that's why.

Photo 1998
Photo 1998

Novi-Pazar. Wonderful town.

Photo 1999
Photo 1999

Book market. They're getting ready to school.

Photo 2000
Photo 2000

If I would wake up in this town, the last thing I'd think is that it's Serbia. It looks more like Turkey or Middle East, but definitely not Serbia.

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Photo 2001

Lots of mosques. Shops with Muslim clothes.

Photo 2002
Photo 2002

Women in Muslim clothes.

Photo 2003
Photo 2003

Friday pray time.

Photo 2004
Photo 2004

Death notes which hint that it's still Balkans.

Photo 2005
Photo 2005

Fruits.

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Photo 2006

Living buildings.

Photo 2007
Photo 2007

In Novi-Pazar I visited very strange cafe. For 3 cups of very fine Turkish coffee I was charged just 100 dinar (0.9 euro). It turned out I had only 1000 dinars, but the guy didn't have a change. He asked me to check if I have some lesser money. I found around 60 dinars (0.5 euro) and that was enough! Even in Bosnia the coffee was more expensive (:
Though I think that's an exception. There has to be something special about the place. But I'll never know that.

Photo 2008
Photo 2008

Studenica monastery. XII century.

Photo 2009
Photo 2009

There are even ancient picture fragments. Very good.

Photo 2010
Photo 2010

 
 
 
 

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