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... fold. The First World War began because of the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Of course, there were many other factors at work, many nations and rulers involved and a war in the Balkans was almost unavoidable. But the fact remains that the spark that lit the bonfire was provided on this spot by Gavrilo Princip.
The consequences of the shooting set in motion an almost inevitable chain reaction, and triggered the alliance system of Europe, like ...
... granted are not easily acquired here. Here are some of the things I noticed.
1. A sign in the hostel indicating that the water is turned off by the government between 10pm and 5am.
2. The university library is only open until 4pm in the summer and 3pm in the winter (something like this anyways) because they cannot afford the cost of heating it.
3. The national museum is closed because there is not enough money to run ...
... most people bought one. The whole casually just not paying for things seems to be quite the thing in Bosnia. My friend told me the government had stopped issuing ID numbers for the newborns due to political reasons (Bosnia is severely divided into 3 territories). So essentially new babies have no documentation so the people of baby making age are really ****** about this. There is a big protest tomorrow (today) in front of Parliament which he invited me to.
... view of the city beneath. The city is not as beautiful as in those photos and I thought of the tanks parked next to Vratnik.
Later in the afternoon we visited the Sarajevo 1878-1918 Museum and my interest in the Austro-Hungarian Empire was once again renewed. There truly is nothing new under the sun. The empires of globalization look to technology for power just as that empire did - technology and bureaucracy. And, just as it shall always be, resistance to colonizing ...
... ethnic lines, right down to football sides.
The Mostar Bridge was bombed by the Bosnian forces, finally collapsing on November 9, 1993. A short film about pre-Balkan War tourism, the collapse of the bridge during the Balkan War and its rebuilding in 2004 was viewed. In 2005, UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site.
Arjan thought there was too much time in Mostar, wanting to go for a drink. That was fine but why he sees the need to invite ...