Yesterday I spent a day, with few of my friends, in Homolje. This is a region south-east of Belgrade and the place where we have been is under protection of Ministry for natural environment preservation. We were in a small village Milanovac, at a river Krupaja spring, about 160km from Belgrade. A spring is placed in a small cave in a farm with a water mill. And the specialty of this place are another two springs – one with a 24C and another with a 18C water temperature – which is very hot comparing with Krupaja spring with only 7C. The owner of a farm has used this to make a small swimming pool. Usual visitors are from a villages nearby and few people from Belgrade who has heard for this place luckily πŸ˜€ Two of my friends are regular visitors.
The day was excellent for swimming and laziness. The another thing is exellent food, I have some trout made in almond oil with potatoes and mixed sallad. Pancakes with apricot jam completed our lunch πŸ™‚

More pictures here.

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17 Responses to Homolje

  1. SittingFox says:

    Sounds great! :)It has been suggested that the server monkeys will let us post pictures if we try in another browser. Someone else here had success using Firefox. If you have Firefox or IE, perhaps you can give it a try :up:Though I hope this problem is fixed soon – it's getting quite annoying!

  2. SittingFox says:

    Fascinating! πŸ™‚ It's amazing how some parts of a country can retain a unique culture. To some degree, Norfolk is like that in the UK. For a long part of its history, it was rather isolated from the rest of England. These days there are roads and railways of course but it's still got a very distinctive atmosphere; it feels more like the Netherlands than traditional England.Concerning the pictures, unfortunately changing browser didn't work for me anyway 😦 For my latest post, I just kept trying to upload and eventually it succeeded.

  3. gdare says:

    Yes I`ve noticed you succeeded, I was just going to ask you how :)OK, I will try also.

  4. gdare says:

    I have IE but somehow I got used to Opera and wouldn`t like to change it – even for uploading a pics. I will wait.Homolje was discovery for myself, this part of Serbia is beside main roads and is pretty separated of the rest of the country – we have some famous places for tourists, even foreign, like Kopaonik, Zlatibor, Tara… in the other parts of country. But this "separation" helped that this region saved its unique nature, language (there is some mixture between serbian and romanian, very unrecognizable for me)and a way of living. Very interested.

  5. gdare says:

    I have just visited this website:http://www.visitnorfolk.co.uk/norfolk/default.aspxI haven`t been in GB but it really looks interesting πŸ™‚

  6. SittingFox says:

    πŸ™‚ I went to university there.

  7. gdare says:

    In Norwich?Finally I was able to upload some photographs, you are welcome to take a look. πŸ˜€

  8. SittingFox says:

    Great pictures! :yes: Yes, I took a degree in ecology at the University of East Anglia, which is based in Norwich. It's a beautiful town and the little villages around are quaint and pretty. Lots of wildlife everywhere, too πŸ˜€ I have an East Anglian post on my blog here.

  9. cakkleberrylane says:

    Beautiful photo!!!

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  11. Capegirl says:

    ooooh! so peaceful and lovely. lunch sounds good too for lazy days!

  12. gdare says:

    It is about two hours by car from Belgrade and I didn`t know for this place before. This place is so off main roads, that in past conquerors avoided that part because there was nothing to be conquered. And in a last 50 years or so, a lot of people from this part went abroad for work because there were no jobs…On the other side a nature is really preserved.

  13. saranayrose says:

    Nice place I believe, and serene …

  14. gdare says:

    Saranayrose, my brother has just returned from summer vacation he spent in that area. He visited Srebrno jezero (Silver lake) and few caves in Homolje mountains. It is still very rural and not much tourists around :DThanks and welcome to my blog :up:

  15. saranayrose says:

    I love the rural areas, places for good retreats, tranquility of the place makes a whole lot of relaxing …Right, thanks too …

  16. AnitaMargita says:

    The owner of the farm made it available for guests? Nice. :up:

  17. gdare says:

    Yes, nice and profitable. Even though prices were much lower than in Belgrade, it meant a nice addition to his home budget. Not too many people knew about this place back in 2007 but me and my friends were certainly not the only ones coming there :up:

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