On the morning of June 24 TotalAdventure flew from Bucharest to Belgrade,Serbia and then took a 6 hour van ride to Sarajevo,Bosnia. The alternative would have been a 2 day train journey. Rail lines in former Yugoslavia are still heavily damaged from Allied bombing during the 1990s wars and are only now starting to be rebuilt.
The Balkans in Bosnia are quite beautiful,belying the centuries of warfare that have been taking place there.
20 Years later and damage is still evident throughout Sarajevo, a four year siege of bullets and shells.
Air Serbia to Belgrade.
A Shrine In Western Serbia.
Along the river in Sarajevo.
Hundreds of thousands were killed over a four year period.
All the stones in this area of the graveyard have the same departure date. Graves are everywhere, including in city parks.
In Ramadan there is a sixth prayer call of the day – after Iftar – when the daily fast is broken.
Iftar Meal – Lamb Sausage.
Mostar ( Bridge) in Mostar. It was blown in half during the war and rebuilt a few years ago. See the video to watch men dive from it.
Bombed Buildings In Mostar.
Shrine To Slobodan Milošević in a Republika Srpska bus station. Republika Srpska consists of t Serbian controlled areas of Bosnia. For now, a tense peace exists.
Kosovo is Serbian !
A Peaceful Summer Day in Mostar. The temperature was about 38 C ( 101 F).