First Days in Split

Every morning I take a walk with Florens and we get some fresh stuff back home for breakfast. The morning ocean air, the rays of sun and pleasant warmth together with the surrounding old, older and ancient buildings makes this routine into a stream of beautiful scenes that will get etched forever and caress my ...

Stećci (Medieval Megalithic Tombstones) in Radimlja, Bosnia & Herzegovina

There are almost 60 000 tombstones (monoliths) like these in Bosnia & Herzegovina, called stećci. These ones in Radimlja are easy to visit, being just 3 km near Stolac. Otherwise many of them are located on high altitudes and in forests. Less than 10% actually have any inscriptions or reliefs at all and in Bosnia ...

Top 5 places to visit in Mostar

The center of beauty of Mostar is its Old Town with Stari Most, but there's so much more close by to see and experience. Here's a list of places to visit that are out of the main tourist map - yet easily accessible and don't cost or if they do, it isn't much. We visited ...

Old bridge in Mostar by night

During the day these streets always have people, locals and tourists. Even during my nightly visit there was music coming from a café that should've had closed but kept open where friends hung around. Love couples passed by and other people enjoying the nightly walks like I do. All this was destroyed during the war ...

Medieval Fort in Blagaj (Stjepan Grad), Blagaj Tekija & Vrelo Bune

We visited the Old Blagaj Fort high up above Vrelo Bune cave and river mouth about 310 meters above sea level. Long ago the Illyrians lived there and had settlements around the area and fortified it, until the Romans took over and for each change in regime the fort was modified and expanded. Later in the ...

Medieval castle ruins and town of Počitelj

A must visit if you're in or around Mostar is the medieval small town of Počitelj, as it is less than a half an hour drive away. The town was founded in 1383 by the Bosnian king Stjepan Tvrtko I and was within the Kingdom of Bosnia until the Ottoman finally succeeded in conquering Bosnia (read ...

First baby flight & arriving in Mostar

First Baby Flight We had our first flight with our baby, a short one straight from Gothenburg to Mostar. The airport stay and flight went fast and also having a baby let's you pass the line, onboard and off the plane. A pleasant first surprise about traveling with a baby. Before and during takeoff all focus ...

Swastika – History, Symbolism, Use and Misuse

First, let me put things in perspective. We have religious symbols of the Abrahamic religions that have been used in wars, aggression, genocide and all kinds of prosecutions - spanning over 2000 plus years. Just reading the Old Testament or the Quran and you'll find plenty of genocide and hateful mass murder. Now, let's compare ...

The Bosnian Church and Bogomils

Here's a translation from the last chapter, Conclusion, in the book Boumili by Radmilo Petrović. It sums up what is known and unknown regarding the Gnostic Bogomils of medieval Bosnia. Also what implications that history had later on and up until today.   Chapter 13, Conclusion, p. 207-210. Hopefully my translation is good enough, any comments and corrections ...

Gudhem Abbey medieval ruins (Gudhems klosterruin)

Me and my love went out for a day trip to Gudhem Abbey (Gudhem means home of God) to feel the spirit of old ruins and experience the beautiful location where once nuns lived about their lives. I want to share that with a video where you can walk into the ruins and some guitar ...

Documentary about Gnosticism, the true Christianity

For he who has not known himself has known nothing, but he who has known himself has at the same time already achieved knowledge about the depth of the all. - The Book of Thomas the Contender Here is a four part documentary about Gnosticism or simply perhaps the true Christianity. Which was part of the ...

Torpo stave church

Here's another stave church from this years last roadtrip in Norway. It's the Torpo stave church, located in Buskerud on a hillside overlooking the valley below. Beautiful surroundings as always and some extra for the autumn mood. This summer's road trips have made me compulsive about stopping by every stave church I manage. There are ...