Bosnia and Herzegovina
Latin Bridge

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  • Day8

    Sarajevo

    August 23, 2019 in Bosnia and Herzegovina ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Eine sehr vielseitige, lebhafte Stadt in welcher unterschiedliche Kulturen zusammentreffen. Einerseits scheint es nicht so, dass hier vor nur 25 Jahren der grausamste Krieg seit dem zweiten Weltkrieg herrschte. Andererseits ist es sehr beklemmend, wenn man auf einem Marktplatz steht, wo vor nicht langer Zeit muslimische Bosnier von Serben massakriert wurden. Vom olympischen Geist 1984 ist ausser der Betonbobbahn nicht viel übrig. Diese diente den Serben von 1992 bis 1995 als wichtige Schützenstellung. Nichtsdestotrotz, eine einzigartig vielfältige Stadt die lebt! Ein Besuch lohnt sich sehr. Auf der Brücke auf dem Bild wurde übrigens Erzherzog Franz Ferdinand ermordet, was der Auslöser für den 1. Weltkrieg bedeutete.Read more

  • Day15

    Last Day in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    May 14, 2018 in Bosnia and Herzegovina ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Words are a weak way to share the experience of visiting Sarajevo. One must come to truly experience and understand, if even to understand even the basics of a very complex and disturbing political failure.

    Through it all those that suffered most have rebuilt with spirit and hope inspite of the leader's efforts to crush both.

    Last picture is a Sarajevo Rose, the red color faded with time, but the artillery shell in the center marks the place where 70+ civilian lives were lost as they gathered to shop for scarce food.
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    Debbie Neumann

    Loving all the pics

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  • Day14

    Amazing

    May 13, 2018 in Bosnia and Herzegovina ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    We spent the morning touring the old part of Sarajevo. Old is not actually an appropriate description as many old buildings were destroyed or significantly damaged during the Bosnian war that sought the ethnic cleansing and genocide of Bosnian Croats and Bosniacs from 1991 to late 1995.

    Many of the buildings damaged have been repaired but we saw many remaining with bullet pockmarks and crumbled walls where mortars and other artillery shells fell.

    We drank beer at Sarajevo Brewry, founded in 1864. The underground spring beneath the brewery was, for many residents, the only source of water during the 4 year siege and many were killed by snipers and artillery attacks as they sought to fill water containers.

    The population where we are staying is predominantly of a moderate Muslim faith tradition tho there are Catholic, Orthodox and Jewish populations as well.
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  • Day13

    Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

    May 12, 2018 in Bosnia and Herzegovina ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Long day, bus to Mostar and Sarajevo. Three border crossings - leaving Croatia, entering Bosnia and Herzegovina, leaving Bosnia and Herzegovina and reentering Croatia 12 miles later and then reentering Bosnia and Herzegovina. So many tourist buses meant long waits.

    Now safely tucked in for the night in Sarajevo's Hotel President.
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