Brcko. Tensed city

Trip Start Aug 16, 2008
Trip End Aug 27, 2008

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Saturday, August 23, 2008

story to follow /aug 31: i am still working on this.


Probably the most tensed city of Bosnia. Brcko Distrikt. At the border in the north. You have everything here.. Croatians, Serbians and Muslims. And things certainly are not right.
Where Srebrenica is very sad and damaged, this city is very tensed.

Just one example.. i attended a Serbian football match. Next to the stadium there is a mosque. During half time the lyrics of the mosque (like a church does with it´s bells) started playing. The whole crowd started booing and swearing all over the place. I was on the tribune and got my ass out of there.

Also, i was advised not to walk in the city at night. The people (of course not all) in Brcko do not like strangers. As the distrikt is still run by Americans and Europeans those people are suspicious and angry. I stayed home at night.. cause, as i was told, ´there is change you will be beaten up if they notice you as a stranger. Fights happen here. And police is always late. I want to protect you from this´´

I stayed at a Bosnian family house. I know this family from Holland. More stories to come later. I have a lot of pictures from Brcko. The above might sound negative, but this city was an interesting place to visit. I will certainly return...
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