Sarajevo II

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After my Turkish coffee, I went for a bit of a stroll, only to see more signs of devastation from the war.

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This is Sarajevo’s main cemetary. Many casualties of the war were buried here, but not all. Funerals were, if you can believe it, a favourite target for snipers. So the dead had to be buried either under cover of darkness or anywhere else that was relatively safe, like public parks.

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Kyle, Peter, myself and Lisa stop by the monument to Josef Tito.

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And even here, we couldn’t escape the signs of fighting.

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During the siege of the city, the UN took control of the airport and citizens took advantage of it, building a tunnel underneath to smuggle people out and supplies in.

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The twenty meteres or so of tunnel that remains has been turned into a museum, so that younger generations of Bosnians will be able to understand what their country went through. He also has kittens!

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One Response to “Sarajevo II”

  1. Dexter says:

    I was at the tunnel museum in Feb, 2002. I think I met Lisa’s kitty’s mother. I said “dobra macka” (good kitty) and she jumped in my arms.

    http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/4899/bosniangirlfriend4mv.jpg