After few days in Novi Sad, the capital of Vojvodina, we took a bus to Niš in Southern Serbia.
Niš, Founded in 279 BC, is one of the oldest cities in Europe and birthplace of three Roman emperors including Constantine the Great, the founder of Constantinople (Istanbul). The city’s past has earned it the nickname The Emperor’s City. Located in southeast, Niš is the third largest city in Serbia. The city was occupied by the Romans, Bulgarians, Hungarians, Byzantine, Serbian and later on, the Ottomans for five centuries. Niš suffered a lot during WWII; the Nazis built one of Serbia’s most notorious concentration camps here. Today, Niš is one of the most important economic centers and education center in Serbia.
Photos below are from our visit to this ancient city.
After spending a night in the the third largest city in Serbia, we took a local train with only ONE compartment to the city of Leskovac, visiting a local host family, the best experience during our entire trip to Serbia.
After a night in Leskovac, we continued our backpacking journey through the Balkans, moving towards south to Pristina, the capital city of Kosovo, a partially recognized country.
In May 2017, 23 days before I was going to complete 50 years, grabbed an opportunity and took an early retirement.. Picked up a backpack and traveling ever since.. Love to travel around the world, experience different culture, local cuisine & drinks .. and take pictures.. so far been to 108 countries and still counting...