City on a grain of salt. Tuzla means a place of salt and it lays on top of the salt lake. It is suspected it has been there for around 7000 years as one of the oldest places in Europe.

Monday, July 31, 2006


The centre of the city is full of small cafés like this one on the left.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Green grass

Despite very hot weather grass is still green? We have restriction of water for quiet a long time so one shouldn't water their plants freely.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Like new

New facade for the old building.

Friday, July 28, 2006

Hot hot day

These days it's very hot and humid and it's not advisable to go out between 10am and 5-6pm.
I've heard yesterday the mayor is planning to make another salt lake along this one. Great for everyone.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Spend, spend, spend

Here is an ad for a credit card and they give away a car every month. How nice.
There are so many competitions to enter to get something for 'free'.
Buy zillion litres of Coke to get mp3, buy 5 packs of coffee to get a holiday ... it's endless and I don't know anybody who got “something for nothing” so as far as I'm concerned it's just a marketing ploy. Spend, spend, spend...

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Waiting for a drink

What can you do on a very hot day rather than have a drink in shade...

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Tasty blackberries

The blackberries are everywhere at the moment and these are very very tasty.
Some of us would even make a blackberry jam, easy to make. They are self grown and organic which makes them even more appealing.

Monday, July 24, 2006


At first I thought this cooker has been abandoned in somebody’s garden but than I saw it being used and it took me by surprise.
Nice 'idyllic' setting so I had to use my camera.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Do's and Don'ts

This is the entrance to the big shopping centre.
I wander what is the sign on your local shopping centre, probably 'no food and drink', but not in Tuzla.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

City center

This building is in the city centre and used mainly for business, like insurance company...
Heat wave is almost unbearable.

Have a pleasant, nice and safe weekend...

Friday, July 21, 2006


This kitten is so playful and it seems she doesn't care about the heat, 35+ centigrade.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Salty and nice

The upper side of Panonica. This photo was taken after 7pm and you can still see people swimming, mostly people come after work to have a swim.
Today is going to be very hot so imagine this lake full of people, mostly children, it's really fun to go there and spend few hours. This lake has salty water =)

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Washing up

Just for laughs.
When I saw this extra quality washing up liquid I simply had to take a photo and share it with you.
No explanation, the name says everything =)

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Largest coffe pot

This is the largest coffee pot in the world and it's made in Visoko by "Golden Pot" Vispak and they got the recognition from "Guinness World Records" in 2005.
The pot was made for the opening of the old bridge in Mostar, and has travelled all over the country.
In this shot you can't see it properly because in this supermarket they don't allow you to take photos so you can see it better here and some more here.
This coffee pot can take 800 litres of coffee and you can fill it up with 60kg of coffee beans. It's 124cm tall with a base diameter 95cm.
Lets make a party =)

Please stop by for a cup of coffee any time!

Monday, July 17, 2006

Salt wells

After the sunset, old salt wells just above the city.
These salt wells are not in use any more because of the collapsing of the ground underneath the city. There was only one mine in Tuzla where salt was exploited by mining in the period from 1968 to 2000.
Still, they represent what actually Tuzla was and still is, the city of salt.
Salt = Life that's how we say it.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Auntie's rose

This rose is from my auntie’s garden and when I saw it I new it you would like to see it as well.
I know, it's another flower this week but it's summer so lets celebrate, nature always prevails.

Saturday, July 15, 2006


I made these masks from paper and this is me on the left and my sister.
Hope you'll enjoy my 'great' work of art =).

Have a happy and lovely and sunny weekend wherever you are!!!

Friday, July 14, 2006

Sweet grapes

This year is very good for the grapes and great shade for the car underneath.
There are few kinds of grapes and they ripen at different times which is very good, when one is eaten the other is ripening and it goes like this till the end of October.

Thursday, July 13, 2006


This is our jungle... woods near Tuzla.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Summer flowers

I saw these flowers on my way back from jogging and couldn’t resist coming back to take a picture.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

"Why are you not here?"

This is an art installation in the centre of the city which is called "Why are you not here?" to mark 11th year from the massacre in Srebrenica.
These are small coffee cups put on the map of B&H and they are filled with just made coffee but they will remain undrank, it's a symbolic gesture for all those who brutally lost their lives and they will not come around for a coffee. These cups are collected from the families from Srebrenica and from Bosnian families from Burlington area.

In our country we socialize a lot trough coffee, and we say to each other "why you're not coming for a coffee?".

I feel now I should add a few links for those who are interested more in the whole thing. At first I didn't want to bore you but it was important for me to put it for everyone to see it.

Aida Šehović has fist shown this installation in Sarajevo on the 11th of July 2004 and than on the 11th of July 2005 in New York in front of UN on the 10th anniversary and this year in Tuzla. Here you can see the poster of the exibition in Tuzla.

First time she used 1327 cups of coffee, second time 1937 cups of coffee who represented number of unidentified and berried people and in 100 of those cups she put sugar inside for all those who died and didn't have 18 years of age, and this year she included more than 2000 cups of coffee.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Hide and seek

Whenever I want to take a picture of my cousins son, five years old, he wants to play hide and seek!

I was inspired by Edwin S yesterdays entry, just couldn't resist posting it after I saw his lovely cheeky photo of Shawn.

Sunday, July 09, 2006


I wish you all the best for the rest of the weekend with this old fountain.

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Shop window

We have a few Chinese shops around the town and the things they sell are very cheep. Whenever I pass this shop window it makes me smile. Funny dolls like Lusty Lenny in flowery shirt, yellow doll who is shaking and dolls of Sadam and Bush are hilarious.

Have a nice weekend wherever you are.

Friday, July 07, 2006


This morning appeared first big advertisement on the old building of the cinema Centar.
The ad is for Preminger, the bear from Bihac.
On the poster is says "Extra adventure".

Tuzla also has excellent pilsner "Tuzlanski Pilsner" which is very cheep and popular and pretty strong with 6% of alcohol. They are both rated as excellent beers.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Wild strawberries

I came across these wild strawberries yet to be picked in the nearby woods.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006


Here is a view of the Modrac Lake just on the outskirts of Tuzla from the restaurant of a small hotel “Senad of Bosnia”.

Modrac is one of the largest man made lakes in Europe.
Lake Modrac was artificially created 1964., when a dam was built on the river Spreca in the town called Modrac, county of Lukavac with intention to support near by industry with water. The lake is approachable pretty much coming from any direction and accessible along its entire shore. It’s great for fishing and nature around it is very nice and calming.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Photo for Juggerpix

This photo is for Juggerpix.
A while ago you asked what my feathery pigeon is looking at? I didn't get around before to put the answer photo but here it is, more feathery friends...

Happy 4th of July to all Americans.

Monday, July 03, 2006


Tuzla Airport is the biggest in B&H but at the moment is mostly used for diverted flights from Sarajevo.

Sunday, July 02, 2006


Everybody is looking but nobody is buying these flowery pictures.

Saturday, July 01, 2006


Day out in front one of the biggest supermarket "Interex", you can see presentations and degustation of different products and one of them is Doncafé, coffee is very popular around here.