Life Returns to Normality (whatever that is)
Tennis Fever has Left Banja Luka. For Now.
Hello and welcome to this edition of our Blog, from Čardačani, in the north of Bosnia and Herzegovina, written by an immigrant (me), as I am neither a tourist or a citizen here.
As you may or may not know, we have been hosting small numbers of visitors over the past years in our apartment upstairs, in our house in the village. We offer a base from which to explore the north of the country, The Krajina, before moving southwards to experience both Middle Bosnia and Herzegovina.
After much research we have found that there hasnt been an English language travel podcast that is dedicated to Bosnia and Herzegovina
Tamara and I have decided to focus our online content in an audio podcast. We have a small studio here where we can record, and create audio storytelling, which, in our opinion, is more exciting that shooting video or images.
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My Banja Luka ATP Thoughts.
It really has taken just over a week for the euphoria that surrounded the ATP 250 Tennis event held in Banja Luka to calm down.
For maybe 10 days earlier this month, (thats the lead up to, and the actual event itself), Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina’s second city, professionally hosted a world class sports event.
Tennis stars that are normally only seen through TV screens and the internet, were close enough to touch and to get selfies with. T shirt and souvenir sellers seemed to be in seventh heaven. Having World number One, Noval Djoković playing was for the “Tennis Fandom”, the ulitmate Icing on the Cake.
Although I am not a huge Tennis fan, I have to say that my experience of being at the venue, and watching LIVE tennis at this level for the first time, was simply first class.
Will the city host another ATP event?
Well, its seems to be everyones dream here.
However, the licence to host this ATP, was borrowed from Romania. ATP licences dont grow on trees. There will be a plethora of hurdles to negotiate before Banja Luka gets another crack at this, and if successful, its definitely years away.
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Our great friend Denise, from Argentina, is also like me. An immigrant that lives in the city. Married to Jovan, and now the mother of little Vera, Denise tells exciting and uplifting stories about her life in her adopted home city and country.
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