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... 25000 defenders were killed they held off the attackers for 87 days while outnumbered 20 -1. Vukovar is often called The Hero Town. Vukovar has 40 per cent unemployment and still has scars of the conflict. The water tower which we saw pulling into town is still riddled with bullets and has pieces missing. Osijek has restored many of its buildings which was built in Austria- Hungarian baroque architecture. Tonight ...
... the best and the other two teams pretty close. Drinks flowed fairly liberally, dancing carrying on as the drinks increased [save for Arjan and Rachel].
Things ended c 2215 and the diary done, short and sweet version. While it was a quiet day as these trips go, the carousing and tomfoolery of the pool/dancing was the sort of spark things needed.
Took an aspirin and had a shower c 2300 before bed.
... whereas the cherry brandy had a much smoother taste to it. Apparently the slivovitz is 40% alcohol; the cherry brandy, just 30%. Dave, you'd have been proud of me.
Met our guide for the walking tour. I think his name was John. He apparently works in the evening at the Maksimilian Guest House as a cook. The tour itself was pretty much a non-event. We did not realize until trip's end it was his first such effort and he added precious little to our knowledge. ...
... 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.