Today we walked around in the center of Sarajevo which as an obvious oriental heritance, lot of mosques and a big Turkish bazaar.
Also in Sarajevo the wounds of the war are highly visible, even if they were even more visible in Mostar. Driving along ”Sniper´s Alley” towards the center we could see blocks of flats that had been badly hit and abandoned. ”Sniper´s Alley” was a well known street during the siege. The Serbs snipers on the hills were shooting at civilians crossing the street. The Holiday In along
was the place of residence for all international journalists. The part of the hotel facing ”Sniper´s Alley” was completely ruined after the war and has now been restored.
It felt a bit strange to discover that they are in fact selling war toys to children. We thought that a country that has been in a war ten years ago, would have had enough of that.
Later in the day we left Sarajevo and headed for Split in Croatia again, a trip of 300 kilometers though Bosnia-Herzegovina. We noticed that also in the countryside like in the middle of nowhere there were plenty of destroyed and
, and a lot of bullet holes in the walls.
Something that stuck us leaving Bosnia-Herzegovina was that we had not seen any soldiers, military vehicles or military camps as in Kosovo. The only thing we had seen was a few EUFOR jeeps.