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Past articles by John:

This Country Holds a World Championship of Laziness

We love the idea of spending the entire day in bed, but do you think you could be a world champion in laziness? If so, the World Championship of Laziness is the competition for you. → Read More

You'll Never Guess Which Country Is Home to the World's Smallest Town

Have you ever heard of a Croatian town called Hum? No? That's no surprise, as it's the smallest town in the world. → Read More

How Croatia Invented the Necktie

Croatia has given plenty to the world, but the necktie might well be the most enduring. How did it come into being? → Read More

11 Things You Should Know About Croatian Culture

Looking to understand the complex world of Croatian culture? Let us guide you through the checkerboards and celebrations with our easy-to-use rundown. → Read More

10 Great Poems that Capture the Spirit of Serbia

National poetry has played a huge role in the development of Serbia. To understand this complex state, start with these great poems. → Read More

21 Essential Phrases You'll Need in Montenegro

You don't need to be fluent in Montenegrin to enjoy yourself in the country, but a little bit of language will carry you a long way in Kotor and the rest. → Read More

The Ultimate Backpacking Guide to Montenegro

Montenegro is a backpacking paradise, and we're here to tell you why. Spoiler: it has something to do with the nature, the sea, the people and the prices. → Read More

The 10 Best Summer Getaways in Montenegro

Whether you are looking for seaside sunshine or a little bit of adventure in the mountains, Montenegro is the perfect destination for a summer getaway, → Read More

The 10 Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Montenegro

Montenegro is a beautiful country full of beautiful places, but which of those destinations are the cream of the crop? Get those cameras ready... → Read More

Meet Muja, The World's Oldest Alligator

Belgrade Zoo isn't the best of its kind, but it is home to a very prestigious animal. Ladies and gentlemen, meet Muja – the world's oldest alligator. → Read More

Vesna Vulović: The Woman Who Fell From Heaven

In 1972, a tragedy occurred that later put Vesna Vulović's name on record books. This is the story of Serbia's most famous air stewardess. → Read More

The Grisly Story of Serbia's Skull Tower

The Skull Tower in Niš is one of Europe's most intense monuments, and suffice to say the story is not for the faint of heart. → Read More

The Heartbreaking Origin of 'Love Locks'

Ever wondered where the love lock craze began? Read on to uncover the heartbreaking story of two Serbian lovers that kickstarted a global phenomenon. → Read More

The Most Romantic Destinations in Serbia For Couples

Serbia is one of the most passionate nations on the planet, and there's no shortage of romance here. Read our guide to love in Belgrade and beyond. → Read More

How This Serbian Fresco Became The First Image Sent To Space

When mankind wanted to make contact with aliens, it chose a long-forgotten Serbian fresco for the task. This is the story of Serbia's White Angel. → Read More

Why There Hasn't Been a Better Time To Be Vegetarian in Serbia

Serbia isn't quite the vegetarian graveyard it once was. Things are improving for herbivores, and here's why. → Read More

The 15 Best Destinations in Serbia

Serbia is full of incredible sights from north to south and east, so read our guide to the best of the best the country has to offer. → Read More

The Best of Serbian Popular Music

There is so much more to Serbian music than the regrettable tones of Turbo Folk, so here's your introduction to great sounds from Belgrade and beyond. → Read More

The 10 Best Books in Serbian Literature

Serbia has produced some of the best literature in European history, and these 10 books stand out above most of the crowd. → Read More

10 Serbian Authors You Should Know

Literature has a big role to play in nation building, and this is extremely true in the case of Serbia. Here are the best Serbian authors to discover. → Read More