Leskovac is a well-known place for one important thing – food. Grill or BBQ is here essential equipment for every local with food. I think even those one without food, have some BBQ somewhere. To find good food in this city surely isn’t a hard task. Not to mention all that tasty BBQ meat from the place. Witty, the biggest “pljeskavica” (similar to hamburger) in the world was right here in this city. Once a year they have a parade called “Rostiljijada, ”or Barbecue Week. In this period, the whole city smells good and the scene can be described as – “the silence of the lambs”. Tasty lambs are baking everywhere. We made a promise to our new friends from Leskovac that we’ll visit this parade and them again. Their main star is cevapcici, which is made of seasoned ground meat molded into a small roll and then baked on the grill. We wrote about this gourmet the other day, so just please check it.
Leskovac is worth visiting also for more than a century-old hydroelectric power plant. The power plant is still operational! Djordje Stanojevic, a friend of Nikola Tesla, was intimately involved in this project and made Leskovac one of the first cities in Europe illuminated by hydroelectric power. The Vucje power plant sure is a special one. That is why it’s included in the World heritage of technology. Vucjak canyon is located 9 miles south of Leskovac and when you get there you are surrounded by nature. Hydroelectric power plant still works with their original motors from 1903. Around the plant, there is an amazing hiking route. Ian wanted to record some scenes with a drone, but he got attacked by Serbian eagle. Three or four were circling around his drone, so he aborted the operation after ten minutes. The weather was a bit too harsh for some stunning photography as well, so this place still owes us photo reportage next time.
To summarize, the city itself is not a big attraction. However, their residents, with their hospitality manners and amazingly good food, are outstanding. And believe me, my friends it’s totally worth to visit this place, just to try specialties and relax in a judgment-free zone. This article is written as a tribute to our Leskovac friends. I love you all!