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War tunnel tour with a guy who was in the military police from 92-95 and saw some of the rough stuff during the war and then the 1995 siege. Other tour guests were were a young couple from Singapore - Sigrid Rouam, who moved to Singapore from France 7 years ago, and a Singapore local who went to Syd Uni and lived at Bondi in 2000-2001. Sigrid was a scientist with P and G in Singapore and specialised in ...
... Cathedral. Similar to Mostar, the different religions are well represented all across the city, with magnificent cathedrals, mosques, orthodox churches and even synagogues very prominent figures in the city.
Make my way through the new center and come to the Eternal Flame that is a symbol for those who sacrificed their lives during the Baltic Wars in the 90s. Continue on my way through the city and walk along for a while, eventually arriving at a park ...
... some Euros and US Dollars for that purpose but we never met anything but helpful and nice police. They were happy to try to direct us when we were lost, even though they spoke no English. We were a bit scared to drive through these country roads after reading those blogs (and the knowledge that there are unexploded landmines everywhere), but I wouldn't have missed the opportunity for the world. We drove through tiny villages and small towns, witnessing the gradual changes ...
Today we had an amazing tour guide, Samra, who talked about the siege of Sarajevo. We had the opportunity to see where the 800 m underground tunnel was built below the airport, it was used to transport soldiers, and help people to get out of Sarajevo. During the nearly 4 years of war there was no gas, water, heat and only occasional electricity for residents of the city. Our guide told ...
... involved digging a supply tunnel under the runway of the Sarajevo airport. It was to be used to carry supplies and troops from the besieged city to the area of fighting occupied by the Serbs. The entire tunnel was dug by hand using pickaxes and shovels.
Once dug, supplies were carried in 40 kilo packs (88 lb.) on the backs of soldiers and civilians. In addition, some pushed handcarts ...