Beautiful Bookstores of Belgrade
Today we visited the War Childhood Museum. The museum presents the experiences of children who lived through the war in Bosnia. These stories were told by the individuals through objects that were precious to them at the time of the seige. The project began when Jasminko Halilovic, a ‘war child’ used an online platform inviting others to recall their experiences in a text message format (no more than 160 characters) - such a powerful and heart wrenching exhibition.Read more
Sarajevo another beautiful Balkan city badly affected by the Balkan War. Nearly all the buildings in the city were damaged during the conflict and 35,000 totally destroyed. The city has been rebuilt but the stark reminders of the conflict are everywhere.
The many contrasts of Mostar - from beautiful centuries old mosques to the absolute devastation of destroyed and abandoned buildings on every street.
Today we travelled by bus to Dubrovnik to put some luggage in storage then got on another bus to travel back up to Mostar. We had 5 border crossings/passport stamping (switching between Croatia and Bosnia), spent 9 hours on the bus and only ended up about 150 km from where we started in Split! When we arrived in Dubrovnik we had to beg for a luggage storage service (because it’s the end of the season and everything closes over Winter) but we managed to strike a deal and we were very relieved that our long day of travelling was worth the drama.Read more