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The road to Hrastovec
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The road to Hrastovec

Hrastovec

I was at HOS in Zenica and suddenly they were all leaving for a dzenazija, a funeral for a Muslim member of the unit who had been killed at Bosanski Brod. They invited us to come and we piled as many people as we could into my VW Golf. Then one more guy showed up. We told him there wasn't room, but he insisted that he was the brother of the fallen soldier. I couldn't turn that down, so we made room. With me was Reijo, the Finnish reporter I often worked with, and Cy Macintosh, a Scottish mercenary who'd hooked up with us for the ride. Hrastovec was about 14 km from Zenica, high in the hills. In the photo Cy walks the last km into town.


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Guest 28-Oct-2008 04:56
Matthew...

Bosnia is excelent tourist location. I was there for whole month of July.
Matthew Sarna-Wojcicki 15-Oct-2008 18:24
Looks like an awesome place for a bike ride, but who would want to ride there while dodging bullets? Anyways, fantastic juxtaposition of the soldier of fortune in this setting. What is the situation in this area now? Is there still fighting? Is this an opportunity to start another non-industrial tourist spot? Sorry for trying to be funny about this, but I noticed in one of your other galleries you had Kotzebue, Alaska as a non-industrial tourist spot... This looks even nicer.