Apr 11 • 22M

Preserving Cultural Heritage.

The story of Banja Luka's iconic Dajak

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David Pejčinović-Bailey MBE
Welcome to "An Englishman in the Balkans" podcast, hosted by David Pejčinović-Bailey. In this podcast, you'll get a unique look at life in Bosnia and Herzegovina through the eyes of an immigrant. Each episode, David shares his experiences living in this often misunderstood country, and introduces you to some of the interesting people he's met along the way. From exploring the rich culture and history, to discussing the challenges and joys of immigrating to a new country, this podcast offers a thoughtful and engaging look at life in the Balkans.
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In This Episode.

In this episode I talk to Nebojša Ruzicic from The Banja Luka Dajak Club, and take a Deep Dive into an aspect of the rich cultural heritage of Banja Luka, the second city in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Nebojša is an expert on the traditional Dajak boats, a unique watercraft used by the people of Banja Luka for centuries. We'll be discussing the history of the Dajak, I get a unique chance to see where the Dajaks are made and how they are built, plus anecdotes galore.

So join me for a fascinating conversation about preserving traditional crafts and activities in the region, which ,sadly, are under threat.

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