Author Archives: Giles Wilcox


Burley Manor – New Forest Oasis

Tucked away in the heart of the New Forest, is Burley Manor, in the small village of Burley. There has been a substantial house on this site since the 12th Century. The current building was […]

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Lake Skadar

Lake Skadar is the largest lake in the Balkans and Southern Europe, covering an area of approximately 400 square kilometres – its western two thirds are part of Montenegro and its eastern third is in […]

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Kosovan Mosques and Islam

The Ottomans conquered the Serbs and this part of the Balkans in the 15th Century, converting the population to Islam. There are many mosques throughout Kosovo, some truly historic and many exquisite in terms of […]

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Sultan Mehmet Fatih Mosque – Pristina, Kosovo

The Sultan Mehmet Fatih Mosque, also known as the Imperial Mosque, was built in 1461 by Sultan Mehmet II Fatih and is one of the largest and best preserved Mosques in Pristina. It’s located in […]

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Dečani Monastery – Architectural Gem in Kosovo

Visoki Dečani is the largest and best preserved Serbian Orthodox Christian Church – a world Heritage site; part of Medieval Monuments in Kosovo. It was commissioned by King Stefan Dečanski in the 14th Century and dedicated […]

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