The coffee break with Filip Jakovac brings us a lot of fun. Literally, whether Croatia is or not part of Balkan peninsula -the idea of Balkan Roads is fantastic.
Tell me about the Balkan Roads? What’s so special about it?
Filip Jakovac: Well, hahaha, first of all, Balkan Roads is a road trip, a circular road trip on old dusty roads of Balkan peninsula using equally old vehicles preferably of Balkan production (Read: Yugo, Zastava, TAM, TAS, Tomos etc.). Along the way, the guests will use more or less intense adrenaline checkpoints or cultural – traditional ones. We asked ourselves what’s so interesting about Balkans? So at first, we came up with the idea of building an adrenaline platform covering the Balkan peninsula but then we asked ourselves “What the hell are they’re going to do when driving from one checkpoint to another??” It really isn’t that easy to organize a visit to an authentic gypsy village and to feel their lifestyle nor was easy to make an understanding with a local shepherd who doesn’t even hold a cellphone nor is interested in legal matters and he should guide show our guests how to take a herd of sheep on a pasture, milk them, make cheese etc. Finally, we did it and this year is the grand opening for Balkan Roads – a very peculiar, funny and challenging form of traveling. Who said adventure and culture can’t get along?? We prove different!
Really, milk the sheep? I bet some people never saw a sheep ‘in person’. Hahaha. That will be agreat fun. Maybe not for the sheep.Hahahahaha. How did you get to the idea of making it?