Savremena Year 1 students had an interesting study trip in April when they visited the Old Village Sirogojno, mountain Zlatibor, the town of Višegrad, took a ride on Šargan’s Eight (the narrow-gauge heritage railroad), toured Gostilje waterfall and Stopića Cave.
The lesson in history and culture at the ethno-village Sirogojno
Our students will remember the first day of their study trip for their visit to the reconstructed old village in western Serbia – Sirogojno. The local guide held the lesson in history and culture for Savremena students, and as he himself comes from Sirogojno, together with valuable information, he also let them feel the local atmosphere. The students also had some free time to rest and have a tour around the tourist centre Zlatibor, where they enjoyed walking in fresh air, before they reached their hotel.
Visit to Višegrad and the Šargan Eight
On Day 2, our students visited Višegrad, the town which was the stage where the lives of “The Bridge on the Drina” characters were set. Then the students went on an interesting ride on the Šargan Eight, which impressed them and their teachers alike. This ride was of a multifold educational importance as it was possible to learn about the technological advances, history and the spirit of the times when the rail was constructed. We would like to single out and commend the engine driver, who, at each stop, told us many interesting facts about the Šargan Eight and the way people travelled in the 19th and 20th century.
Students amazed by the beauty of the Gostilje waterfall
On Day 3, which was the last one of this trip, our students had the chance to go and enjoy Gostilje waterfall whose beauty impressed us all. It is worth noting that students seemed to like this destination most for its pristine purity. On that day, our students also visited Stopića Cave.