Program 423a: Back Door Balkans; World War I Sites; Kraków

Release Date: 11-10-2018


Get insider advice for enjoying the less-visited corners of the Balkan Peninsula, from Bosnia's atmospheric mosques to Montenegro's scenic coast. And as we mark the centennial of the "Great War," hear about the most compelling places in Europe to learn about American soldiers' contributions to World War I. Plus, listen in as tour guides share their tips for enjoying Kraków, the cultural and spiritual capital of Poland.


  • Ben Curtis, author of "A Traveler's History of Croatia" (Interlink Books) and "The Habsburgs: The History of a Dynasty" (Bloomsbury).
  • Amir Telibećirović, journalist and tour guide based in Sarajevo
  • Mark D. Van Ells, author of "America and WWI: A Traveler's Guide" (Interlink)
  • Cameron Hewitt, researcher and co-author of the Rick Steves guides to Eastern Europe
  • Beata McCommas, tour guide to Poland

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Program Extras

More with Amir Telibećirović - Amir Telibecirovic explains how Bosnians try to heal the scars of their recent war and ethnic conflict with their contemporary music, and provides us an example from the popular Bosnian fusion band Divanhana. (runs 2:12)