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Completed only recently in 2018, the regeneration of Skanderbeg Square in the heart of the Albanian capital has transformed it into the city's showpiece. This vast ceremonial square has been modernised with stylish paving, seating and water features, and today plays host to events in the summer months. Admire the communist buildings that surround the square, and check out the statue to Albania's hero, Skanderbeg. The square is the heart of the city centre.⠀
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Tirana, the boxy ex-communist capital of Albania, has become the poster child for turning its past into a positive future. Under its former mayor - now Albanian president - many of the old concrete buildings of the Hoxha era have been repainted in bright colours, and the city as a whole is undergoing huge regeneration. Albania is taking its past with it into the future.⠀
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The capital of Montenegro, Podgorica, is very much a working city with few major sights but a vibrant bar and restaurant scene. Close to the main nightlife, the Municipal Assembly of Podgorica adds its floodlighting to the festive atmosphere. Podgorica is a great stop-off point on your travels across the country, and well located on the roads to the Montenegrin coast, northern Albania and Europe's newest country, Kosovo.⠀
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One of the most stunning parts of Durmitor National Park is the Tara River canyon which winds its way through the mountains north of the town of Žabljak. The views across the canyon are spectacular from the Tara Bridge, and the area attracts adrenaline junkies who come to swoop across the canyon on one of the longest ziplines in Europe, or experience the river up close on a whitewater rafting trip.⠀
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The tiny country of Montenegro is becoming famous for its stunning coastline. But the interior of the country is just as spectacular, as rocky mountain ranges studded with sparkling blue lakes spread north away from the coast. In the far north of the country, Durmitor National Park is a popular destination for hiking and just enjoying the great outdoors.⠀
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A short drive east of the city of Mostar, the Dervish House at Blagaj is still a working monastery to this day. Nestled at the end of a valley in spectacular setting, with steep walls behind it and a babbling river in front, the Dervish house is open to visitors keen to discover more about this Islamic holy way of life.⠀
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One of Sarajevo's quirkier attractions is the abandoned bobsled track from the 1984 Winter Olympics, which were held in the city. Easy to access thanks to the newly-reopened cable car which delivers visitors a short walk from the top of the track, the graffiti-covered bobsled run can be walked from top to bottom. Just remember though, what goes down must come back up again!⠀
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Reopened in 2018, the cable car from Sarajevo's city centre to the southern mountains finally reinstates the original which used to service the ski slopes that hosted the 1984 Winter Olympics. In the summer months, the cable car is a great way to explore the hiking trails of the mountains, as well as offering a truly spectacular view over the city below.⠀
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Bosnia has always had a strong Turkish influence due to its time as part of the Ottoman Empire, and this is clearly visible in Sarajevo's old town, known by the old Turkic name of Baščaršija. Here you will find mosques, bazaars and caravanserais, today restored to their former glory and providing a much-needed hub for Sarajevo's tourist industry.⠀
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The Sarajevsko Brewery, still operating from its heritage building in the centre of Bosnia's capital city, has been producing one of the country's most iconic beers since 1864. But the brewery's history is so much more than just beer production. Relatively protected during the 3-year siege of the city in the 1990s by its position in the shelter of one of the surrounding hills, the brewery never stopped production, and aside from producing beer to help the city's morale, also acted as one of the primary sources of fresh spring water for its besieged citizens.⠀
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The Miljacka river flows peacefully through the centre of Sarajevo today, lined with beautiful 19th century buildings as it tumbles through the city in a series of small weirs. But the river has seen its share of tension: crossing was a risky business during the siege of Sarajevo in the 1990s, when the open bridges were clearly visible to snipers in the hills surrounding the city. And the river was also the scene of one of the 20th century's most notorious moments as Austro-Hungarian Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated along its banks in June 1914, triggering the start of World War I.⠀
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Men play with an outdoor chess set in the shadow of a church in Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. This city, which saw so much religious tension during the 1990s, is proud of its multicultural heritage which sees Christians, Muslims and Jews living peacefully side-by-side. The war may have pitted Serb against Bosniak, but the threat came largely from outside the country; the shared experience of all locals - Serb, Croat and Bosniak alike - during the 3-year siege has ensured that the sense of community has remained strong.⠀
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