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... of Sarajevo from 1992 - 1995 (ish). Serb forces moved into the surrounding hills and bombed and sniped civilians during the whole time. Over 13,000 people were killed during this time, mostly civilians. And it was the longest military siege of a capital city in modern history.
We signed up for tour from a man who helped run our hostel. He had recently had palate surgery, so he was a little bit hard to understand, but his English ...
... incredibly cheap. Having not been to one of those countries everyone goes to for cheap stuff like Thailand or Indonesia, I was in a bit of awe. I felt a bit guilty for how cheap things were - $1 coffee, $3 pashmina scarves (yes Cathy I've held out until now to buy any), $6 meals with a drink. The tour group then had dinner in a restaurant the ottomans built 500 yrs ago - it's pretty amazing that somehow that held up through all the war this place has ...
August 18th, 2014 Unfortunately, all of our bags were delayed when we got to Sarajevo. We decided the best plan of action was to go buy some cheap clothes to use until the luggage arrived. I purchased some animal print leggings for only 5 marks (approximately $3.50) and a black shirt. Since we planned to visit some mosques, I also bought a beautiful pashmina to cover myself with. Everything is far cheaper here than it is in ...
... you understand the two events that came to life to us.
Both events occurred only yesterday in historical terms: from 5 April 1992 to 29 February 1996 (1,425 days) during the Bosnian War.
Both article are short, "Cliff Notes" versions of two intertwined events. And it eliminates my cutting and pasting here.
The first is the Siege of Sarajevo:
... to the museum 11/7/1995 so named as this was the date Serbia invaded Srebrenica (near Sarajevo) and over the next few days exterminated about 8700 men and boys - the largest single case of genocide in Europe since WW2, all while the area was supposedly under United Nations (headed by the Dutch) protection. Some of you may remember this, or recently read this month where the World Court upheld the conviction of the Dutch responsibility for 3 specific ...