Bosnia and Herzegovina
Alipašino Polje

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    • Day 45

      What an eye opener

      August 7, 2019 in Bosnia and Herzegovina ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

      Following breakfast in the revolving restaurant where we enjoyed overlooking Sarajevo, we to travelled to “The Tunnel of Hope” .
      As we drove, we were given information about the tunnel and the terrible siege of Sarajevo. I
      Sarajevo was under siege from 1992- 1995, after Bosnia tried to declare its independence. There was no way to get food, water or supplies of any kind, into Sarajevo and all services were cut off. Finally, in March 1993, the Bosnian army began building what became known as the “The Tunnel of Hope”.
      This was top secret, and husbands couldn’t even tell their families. The tunnel linked the two areas of Dobrinja and Butmira, allowing food, war supplies and humanitarian aid into the city. It was 800m long.
      When we arrived at “The Tunnel of Hope, we were given a guided tour, shown a video and some time to look around by ourselves. It was a very sobering experience.
      After this we had a guided tour of Sarajevo with a very passionate and patriot guide.
      We visited a Mosque, Synagogue, church, a few bridges.
      There were bullet holes everywhere, also very modern buildings trying to rebuild.
      We were told of the Sarajevo Rose - on the footpaths are painted red splotches - the sites of gunfire. They are still there as memorial and reminders.
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    • Day 45

      Tunnel of Hope

      August 7, 2019 in Bosnia and Herzegovina ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

      This was a very moving museum/monument as it was so recent.

      From July 1993 until the end of the Siege in late February 1996, the Sarajevo War Tunnel was the only connection besieged Sarajevo had with the outside world.
      It took more than six months to dig the tunnel and was done using pickaxes and shovels. The only source of light the workers had was provided by “war candles”, containers filled with cooking oil and fitted with a wick made from string.

      On the night of July 30, 1993, the tunnel was finally completed, giving Sarajevo an outlet to the world. The 800-meter-long corridor is a little over a meter wide and has an average height of 1.5 meters.

      Thanks to the tunnel, the beleaguered city regained access to telephone lines, oil supplies, food and electric energy.

      After the war, about 20 meters of the tunnel became part of a museum which contains many items from the time of the Siege of Sarajevo – the longest-running siege of any city in modern history.
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    • Day 3


      May 1 in Bosnia and Herzegovina ⋅ ☁️ 20 °C

      We gaan naar een gebouw waar onze gids zelf 6 weken gestationeerd geweest is in het begin van de oorlog. Hij kon nog precies vertellen waar zijn kamer was. Heftig dat er nog steeds overal kogelgaten zitten. En dat het gebouw waar hij gestationeerd was is er nog steeds maar nu helemaal in verval.Read more

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