Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Serbia Road Trip

    Above: Greetings from NATO

Somewhere in Presevo

  The Zapadna Kapija, known as the West Gate. This is also knows as Tito's Towers, which leads me rather nicely to an older Blog post visiting Tito's Island in Croatia 

     Window shopping

An old pterol pump on the E-75. You can take this road all the way to Greece.

    We managed to gatecrash a Birthday party in South Serbia

    Local TV

     Ahoy ahoy, Health and safety


    Cool parking attendant cabin, Presevo

    Apperantly, this building was used for some evil things in the conflicts... However, it's now part of a resturant.

    Presevo Valley. Local politics on the Serbian border with Macedonia.

   For those who like visiting Europian cities, then do add the vibrant Belgrade in Serbia to your list.      The place feels alive and well worthy of a visit before it ends up in the clutches of gentrification.
 Good food, a nice selection of cheeses and tastey beer. What's not to love.

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Meet Mohammed Zihad, the James Dean of Syria

This is 17 year-old Mohammed Zihad. A Syrian refugee currently residing in Presevo, Serbia, not too far from the Macedonian border. Daesh, aka ISIS captured him several times because of his looks so Mohammed's father decided enough was enough and they left Syria. Sadly, Mohammed's father died of a heart attack a few months ago. I mentioned to Mohammed that he still keeps his hair gelled, kind of like his birthright a defiance to Daesh. I shortly followed this by calling him the James Dean of Syria. Mohammed is going to look him up.
You can read more about Mohammed on the Daily Express website 

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Portraits of Refugees in Serbia

Ahmad Dahik (pictured above) is a Syrian refugee currently in Serbia. Missiles where aimed at his house whilst he was there and yet he lives to tel the tale. You can more about his story over at the Daily Express website 

Friday, 8 April 2016

Serbian Refugee camps

I was sent out on assignment with the Daily Express to cover the Refugee camps in Serbia. The charity Atina  who focus on women and children invited us down. These pictures are from the area Sid, which is close to the Croation and Hungaraian borders.
Here's one of the news stories with the Daily Express here  There's also a Gallery to acompany the stories that will be updated as the stroies continue, you can find the link here