Episodes

Banja Luka

A Mexican in Banja Luka

July 19, 2022

In this episode Tamara and I visit “Chiquita”, a Mexican restaurant in Hanište, Banja Luka. Chiquita is the only venue that serves Authentic Mexican cuisine in the city. Yes, there are Mexican recipes featured on our restaur…

Remembering Yugoslavia

July 12, 2022

This interview was recorded with a few hiccups due to buffering across our feed 😞 In this episode I get to talk to Peter Korchnak, Podcaster and Writer, about the “Remembering Yugoslavia” Podcast . The Remembering Yugoslavia…

The Bosnian Who Lives on a Boat

July 5, 2022

This interview was recorded with a few hiccups due to buffering across our feed 😞 In this episode I get to talk to Biljana Lipić , a resident of Cornwall in the United Kingdom but originally from Sarajevo. Biljana lives on a…

The Italians of Mahovljani

May 25, 2022

Hello and welcome to the podcast, where in this episode we look at the legacy of a group of some 55 Italian families that came to the village of Mahovljani back in the late eighteen hundreds. Today all that remains of that I…

The Singer Songwriter - Vanja Mišić

March 22, 2022

In this episode I’m out and about enjoying coffee in the early evening on the outskirts of Banja Luka. Catching up for a coffee on the banks of the River Vrbas and talking to Vanja Mišić, an accomplished singer and songwrite…

The Documentary Photographer

March 15, 2022

In this episode I talk to David Harmes, a Canadian, who at the age of 22, was a Documentary Photographer for the Red Cross in 1993’s war torn Croatia, experiencing the effects of conflict and Dodging Mines. He came back to t…

World Radio Day 2022

Feb. 12, 2022

Hello and welcome to this week's post, which is audio based. Why? Well this 13th February is World Radio Day. As you will know from following the blog, plus my content on social platforms, I have always been passionate about…

SpeedQueen in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Feb. 2, 2022

Between 2002 and 2004, a successful Club in Leeds UK, called SpeedQueen, temporarily set up in the north west of Bosnia and Herzegovina to bring a new experience to the youth of the area.NATO at that time had a byline for th…

90 in 180 Days

Nov. 3, 2021

In this episode of the podcast David and Tamara explain the 90 days in any 180 rule for people visiting Bosnia and Herzegovina and also what you will require to do if you wish to apply for long term residency. For more infor…

The Muralist

Oct. 27, 2021

Banja Luka is the birthplace of Nataša Konjević a female muralist. At the time of writing this post, Nataša is the only female muralist in Bosnia and Herzegovina, doing big scale murals on buildings. Yes, there are more wome…

Zimnica - Winter Food

Oct. 20, 2021

In this episode of the podcast David and Tamara talk about Zimnica - Winter Food. If you enjoy the podcast please subscribe/follow and share with a friend! If you would like to support our podcast you can, by maybe buying us…

An Englishman living in the Jugoslavija of the 80's and 90's.

Oct. 13, 2021

In this episode of the podcast David talks to Martin Gannon about his experiences working in Jugoslavija. How an Englishman found himself working in the Jugoslavijan Tourism Industry, developing projects and experiencing the…

A Long Overdue Podcast Catch Up

Oct. 6, 2021

In this episode of the podcast Tamara and I catch up with whats been happening recently to us. We talk about vaccinations here, our new video format for vlogs, Tamara’s recipes, visiting local towns and why people are return…

50 Top Locations in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Aug. 27, 2021

Zoran Matić is a journalist, passionate about his home country of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). He's recently published the definitive guide for travellers to BiH, not only in his native language but already English and othe…

From Brooklyn to Banja Luka

Aug. 23, 2021

Jonathan Groubert has a connection to Banja Luka. I found him some years ago through an amazing podcast (docucast), that Radio Netherlands had produced. With his Balkan connection, I wanted to find out about his views and fe…

Innovative Slow Tourism

Aug. 11, 2021

Some time ago, I recorded a short interview for a future podcast, with Elizabeth O’Neill, an Australian lady, who with her husband Gerard, were currently visiting the Western Balkans. She told me that they “Work Away” . The…

Keeping Traditions Alive in Bosnia and Herzegovina

July 20, 2021

It seems that wherever I go in Bosnia and Herzegovina, traditional skills and cultural activities are slowly disappearing. From making instruments, to dancing and much more, the latest generations of young people, don't seem…

The Dajaks of Banja Luka - The Gondolas of the Balkans

July 8, 2021

In this episode I talk to Nebojša Ruzicic from The Banja Luka Dajak Club. We talk about the history of Banja Luka's unique boat, how the boats are built, the present and future plans for the club and thoughts about tradition…

Ivy Šibinčić - From an island off the Philippines to a small village in Bosnia and Herzegovina

June 10, 2021

This episode sees me talking to Ivy Sibincic a former journalist and chef from the Philippines who is now a Sustainable living evangelist. Ivy lives with her Husband, Slaven, and two daughters, In a small village in the nort…

An Argentinian in Bosnia and Herzegovina

May 27, 2021

This past week I finally caught up with Denise from Argentina who lives in Banja Luka. We discussed life as foreigners here. Denise has her own YouTube channel but also has a very dynamic Instagram account . If you enjoy the…

Početak je Maja - It's the Start of May

May 5, 2021

Serbian Orthodox Easter is behind us and it’s given Tamara and Myself, some time to reflect on how we see our documentation of our life here in the village developing. So in this short Podcast episode there’s an all round up…

Travelling Differently with Hubert Nijmeijer

April 27, 2021

In this episode of the podcast I catch up with Hubert Nijmeijer, the CEO of Netherlands based "HiHi Guide". Hubert has a new take on travelling (not tourism per se), which he feels is the way to go, especially in what will b…

From Dayton to Bosnia and Herzegovina

April 19, 2021

David talks to Arch Grieve a Mediation expert from Dayton Ohio. David and Arch talk about Arch's impressions of visiting Bosnia and Herzegovina and his work with a project helping Bosnian youth determine their future. You ca…

Talking to Tom Beck about "Goodbye Britain"

March 22, 2021

Today’s episode its a bit different. Today I talk to Tom Beck who’s originally from Watford in the UK but now lives near Potsdam in Germany. Tom has recently published a Book called “Goodbye Britain” I am a Brit who left and…