Return to the west 
Saturday, August 8, 2009, 1:00 am
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Having not really done much of what we wanted to in the north, we turned back for Niksic, stopping at Lake Biograd on the way. The question inevitably about 'what is primeval forest exactly' came up, as often a country makes exaggerated or incorrect claims about its tourist attractions (re: the Tara Canyon being the second largest canyon in the world behind the Grand Canyon). Primeval forest seems to be defined as forest where humans have not cleared the forest at any point or planted trees. Certainly there are trees here that are over a hundred years old, and one would guess that in this inaccessible country, no one would have tried to clear forest at this height when there were much more suitable places elsewhere. But it's actually quite a magical place because of its unique trees and greenness. My camera completely failed to capture the size and ambience of the environment.

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