In July 1995, the Bosnian Serb army shot dead 8,000 Muslim boys and men. Each year, wreaths are laid at their graves and the world public mourns. But the day after nobody is interested in Srebrenica anymore. A damn city.
Which city was besieged for almost four years, today attracts rich Saudi Arabians and offers Jews a safe home amidst festive Muslims? Sarajevo, unique metropolis in a broken country.
Recognition number 57: If the drinking water bottle is frozen next to the bed, it was cold at night.
The route Germany - Greece, I felt flown 100 times. I wanted to know now how the whole land mass, what we call the Balkans, what I usually pass unseen in a few hours of flight time, looks down on the earth.
My short visit to Mostar was extremely varied - I do not want to withhold some highlights from you
On the way from Sarajevo to Mostar. Through the green landscape, the railway tracks meander along the sparkling turquoise Neretva River, and the few wagons rumble through more than a hundred tunnels. Sometimes right on the water, sometimes high up on the gorge.
It's funny how little I know about the wars in the Balkans. Am I mistaken, or have been left in the Nazi period in Nazi lessons in history lessons these topics largely? Maybe I painted too much too.