Hotel Villa Orient
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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During our lovely (not) seven hour bus ride to Sarajevo, we passed through the border 3 times (into Bosnia, back into Croatia and back into Bosnia…it's quite a good system) However, we got to see a lot of the Bosnian countryside. The terrible war that took place here in the 1990’s certainly took a large toll on the people, the infrastructure and homes. As we drove in, I noticed half of the houses were falling apart, roofs collapsed, ...
... 200 000 fled) with no means of fighting back.
This didn't not deter the people of Sarajevo. They gathered all the weapons and ammunition they could from police officers and criminals and civilians and police officers worked together to show resistance against the Chetniks. They built their own bunkers and trenches near the front lines of the Chetniks. In some case only 30 metres away and never more than 100 meters. Civilians with no military training ...
... was used as a grave site during the 1990's as there were too many bodies to bury. After the war, the bodies were exhumed and moved to grave sites just outside the oval. It's an incredible site to see all these graves almost in the city centre and they are all a result of the war in the 90's. We drove past the Parliament house in Sarajevo which had been burnt out by protesters only 3 ...
... dire news that I no longer had the sanctified car park ticket. I survived, and scarpered.
We left Dubrovnik up the steepest section of the coast road, which afforded stunning views back to the city, but which also involved a many hundred feet sheer drop to the sea below. Given that the driver is seated at the edge of the cliff, perched above the drop, it can be quite a nerve wracking experience. I won't report what my Good Lady Wife had to say on the subject. ...
... under the official neutral zone of the airport. That lifeline kept meager supplies flowing to the city from nearby mountains. With an irrepressible spirit, they also kept art galleries and cafés open, and organized the first Sarajevo Film Festival in 1993 while the siege was in effect!
Today, that amazing fortitude seems to have morphed into a resilient recovery. Muslims, Catholics, Jews and Orthodox Serbians live side by ...