Breaking up the journey
Trip Start Nov 15, 2005
248Trip End Aug 15, 2008
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After all that, I spent all of 3 hours looking around town (having first left my bag at the tourist info place - they really are quite helpful!)
Kula Cela, a fairly gruesome pillar, was erected when the Serbs were still at war with the Turks (quite some time ago) by the Turkish warlord after a large battle (1000 Serb and 10000 Turk deaths) to serve as a warning to any other Serbs who might consider going against his rule. I cant help but feel British politics might be in a very different state if Tony adopted this policy.
Unfortunately, only the base of the tower now remains and less than 60 of the skulls are still in place. I can imagine it must have been quite a sight in its full (gory) glory.
Also the birthplace of Emporer Constantine (the one who brought Christianity to the Roman Empire), I could have visited the ruins of his birthplace. However, they were some 4 km outside of town and it would have meant spending the night in Nis, so I didnt bother, lazy traveller that I am. Instead, I jumped on a bus to Belgrade.