Mihai Eminescu "Of all dreams we will dream the happiest"

Mihai Eminescu is back! He is always ready to be back! When the soul is at the right place and working, we are ready to welcome magicians back! One of those magicians is Mihai Eminescu.”The godfather of modern Romanian language”. Mihai Eminescu was called many names like “Romanian Shakespeare” and “The last Romantic”. I thinkContinue reading “Mihai Eminescu "Of all dreams we will dream the happiest"”

Mehmed Pasha Sokollu and Makarije Sokolovic

A little more than a year ago monument showing two brothers, Mehmed Pasha Sokollu – Sokolovic and Makarije Sokolovic was unveiled at Andric Grad near Visegrad. Visegrad is a home town of Sokolovic Family famous for its bridge build by Josif, Koca Mimar Sinan Aga for the account of Sokolu Mehmed Pasha Sokolovic. In theContinue reading “Mehmed Pasha Sokollu and Makarije Sokolovic”

16th century Cyprus and Serbs in Ottoman Empire

Did you know that when Ottoman Empire conquered Cyprus from Venice in 1571 Grand Vizier was Sokolu Mehmed Pasha and that the commander of the Ottoman army was Mustafa Lala Pasha both from Bosnia with Serbian origin. They like Pertev Mehmed Pasha, Piyale Mehmed Pasha, Zal Mahmud Pasha and Huseyin Pasha who also were ofContinue reading “16th century Cyprus and Serbs in Ottoman Empire”