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Thursday morning and we just pulled into Vukovar in Croatia. This morning we have a talk on how it was to live under Communism by the Program Director who lived 31 years in that state. We also have a Croatian Tambura Band performing traditional string instruments. On the tour this afternoon we visit Vukovar and Osijek. Nearly all of Vukovar was leveled in the 90's in an 87 day siege during the Serbia Croatian ...
... of versions of it on Youtube. Arjan caught a few further ditties while I used the facilities.
Off just after 1000. Zsolt said there are signs warning about walking in certain areas due to land mines from the war. The 30M trip was actually 50M [Spanish timing?].
Went to Batina to see a Russian memorial re a crossing of the Danube River against a fortified, elevated position. Serbia was across the river. A laugh ...
... he had, 40 euros and a beer.
1339 at Hungarian passport procedures at Magyarboly re a passport-reading machine and stamp [nil for the Dutchman but he got free entry to the Hungarian Parliament for his EU membership]. Left at 1405.
1416 at the Croation border crossing of Bela Manistir: a passport stamp and off after 20M. We are now in the former Yugoslavia, the Balkan War a central feature of the balance of the trip.
There was an immediate sense ...
... mainly due to the A/C but the woman who runs it was very friendly. The first night I did not see her much but we had a great conversation in morning in very broken English. She said she does see a lot of bike tour people but they are always old. She thought I was crazy when I told her I was going to Belgrade that day. Read in the next entry that I may just be crazy because of that reason.
... out by him. Mate never again.
Before we left for Rijeka, we went to the cemetery to say one last goodbye to my grandfather. We stopped in Zagreb to say bye to Marica, Alica and Fran. Marica gave me Croatia's Football Representation ball. Fran was cuter than ever so it was sad to leave him.
My dad, my grandmother and I continued our road trip back to the coast where my mum was waiting for us.