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Oct 25, 2019 - IN MEMORIAM

@@@@@@@ KAPOORS ON THE ROAD Neeta Kashyap Kapoor – August 20, 1957 – October 25, 2019 It came as a very great shock to receive the terrible news that Neeta had died suddenly, at home with Ajay, in the early morning of October 25, 2019. Anil has three siblings, and only one sister – along with the spouses we were a gang of eight. It was difficult to get us all together despite the fact that we were the only ones outside of India. The three families live in different cities in India, we live in Victoria. However hard it might be, and however...

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Oct 24, 2019 - Crimes Against Humanity Museum

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – Eastern Europe chapter Bosnia has to say about the Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity Museum: “This small but engrossing museum has three exhibition rooms. Two feature changing themes, but while these are often fascinating (recently on German 1980s subcultures), the main attraction is the third hall’s permanent Surrounded Sarajevo exhibition. This charts the Sarajevo people’s life-and-death battle for survival between 1992 and 1995. Personal effects include self-made lamps,...

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Oct 22, 2019 - More Sarajevo

@@@@@@@ KAPOORS ON THE ROAD Over the course of the four full days that we were in Sarajevo we managed to walk many of the central streets on either side of the Miljacka River. By taking different routes in and out of the core, we were able to get more of a sense of what it’s like away from the touristy parts. It’s a course we usually take, especially when visiting capital cities. We’re always curious to see the residential neighbourhoods in order to get a sense of what it might be like to actually live in a city we are visiting. With the...

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Oct 22, 2019 - War Childhood Museum

@@@@@@@ KAPOORS ON THE ROAD Over the course of the four full days that we were in Sarajevo we managed to walk many of the central streets on either side of the Miljacka River. By taking different routes in and out of the core, we were able to get more of a sense of what it’s like away from the touristy parts. It’s a course we usually take, especially when visiting capital cities. We’re always curious to see the residential neighbourhoods in order to get a sense of what it might be like to actually live in a city we are visiting. With the...

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Oct 21, 2019 - The Start Of World War I

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – Eastern Europe chapter Bosnia has to say about the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand: “Franz Ferdinand’s Assassination Spot On 28 June 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Habsburg throne of Austro-Hungary, was shot dead by 18-year-old Gavrilo Princip. This assassination, which would ultimately be the fuse that detonated WWI, happened by an odd series of coincidences on a street corner outside what is now the small Sarajevo 1878 – 1918 museum.” KAPOORS ON THE...

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Oct 21, 2019 - Srebrenica Exhibition

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – Eastern Europe chapter Bosnia has to say about the Srebrenica Exhibition at the Galerija 11-07-95: “This new gallery uses stirring visual imagery and video footage to create a powerful memorial to more than 8,000 victims of the Srebrenica massacre, one of the most infamous events of the Bosnian civil war. You’ll need well over an hour to make the most of a visit.” KAPOORS ON THE ROAD We chose to visit the Srebrenica Exhibition as the first of the museums that focused on the Civil...

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Oct 20, 2019 - Sarajevo, Bosnia

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – Eastern Europe chapter Bosnia has to say about Sarajevo: “In the 1990s Sarajevo was besieged and on the edge of annihilation. Today, its restored historic centre is full of welcoming cafes and good-value lodgings, the bullet holes largely plastered over on the city’s curious architectural mixture of Ottoman, Yugoslav and Austro-Hungarian buildings. Ba????ščaršija The antique stone-flagged alleys of Ba????ščaršija give the delightful old town core a certain Turkish feel. Directly...

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May 27, 2019 - A Day in Sarajevo

Monday, May 27, 2019 Sarajevo Muhammed was at our pension at 8:30 am with the bus. All of us were ready to start the tour – in the rain! Muhammed told us about the siege of Sarajevo by the Serbian army from July 1992 – 1995. The people in the city were cut off from water, oil, gas, electricity and other daily needs. There was constant shelling and snipers shooting people on the main street from a hill. The people called it: “Sniper Alley”. There was one place in the city where people could go to get two litres of water per day for all their...

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May 25, 2019 - Belgrade to Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Saturday, May 25, 2019 Belgrade – Sarajevo We left Belgrade at 8:15 am in a private bus. It will be a seven hour drive to Sarajevo. We will have 2 stops: one before the border with Bosnia Herzegovina and one after. The landscape we were driving through is quite flat in Serbia and not long after we entered Bosnia, we were driving through the mountain range that I forgot the name of; some beautiful vistas. We arrived in Sarajevo at 4pm. Because our pension is a Muslim household, we were asked to remove our shoes in the “lobby” and we...

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May 17, 2019 - Bosnia Herzegovina

BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA. Bosnia is the northern area and Herzegovina the south. They became one nation in the 14tth century Sarajevo Bosnia Herzegovina where do I start? We flew in to Sarajevo from Belgrade so the change was abrupt. Sarajevo is smaller than Belgrade with only 400,000 people. We had no preconceived idea about the city other than the war stories from the 1990s. The architectural influence is moorish/austro hungarian and the houses are really charming. A river runs through the old city outside our hotel and the old city has small...

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May 6, 2019 - The Balkans

On Wednesday May 8 we depart Melbourne for Bangkok where we will reacquaint ourselves with a city we visited a lot of years ago. A 3 night stopover and then on to Vienna where we transit to Air Serbia to fly to Belgrade where we join our tour. These countries, Serbia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Croatia,Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia were off our radar in the 70s because they were communist countries and unfriendly to tourists. Then in the 80s we had small children and then their terrible wars of the 90s. So finally we are excited to be able to...

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Jan 17, 2019 - All Good Things Must End

Today is our last full day in Sarajevo before we head home at midday tomorrow. We were all exhausted after two very full on days in Sarajevo and I woke around 8.30 still finding the girls snoozing away as well. It was 10.00 am before we could haul ourselves downstairs for breakfast at a leisurely pace. Around 11.00am we made our way to the assassination site of Franz Ferdinand thinking there was a Museum dedicated to this event. However, once we took a look inside it was really an exhibition about Sarajevo from 1878 to 1918, with only one...

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