Bosnia and Herzegovina

Old town in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
22nd May 2015 – Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina With another forty days of solitude left, I find myself in yet another old town. How many has it been? I’ve lost count. At this stage, I am just silently counting down. I slept really well today, maybe the first time in over a week. And woke up by noon with no idea what to do. Well, it was back to walking again, far-cry from the days when I was living on a motorcycle. I’ve come a long way since then, and surprisingly only have 40 days left on this project. I can afford […]

Project 365: Day 325 – Counting down the days

Latin bridge in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
21st May 2015 – Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina Whats with me and bridges? I run into another one today. In another city, and with another tale behind its view. While yesterday had Turkish romanticism written all over it, Today it said a different tale; one from which violence grew. I left Mostar today, for another city in Bosnia and Herzegovina. And a historical one at that. Sarajevo doesn’t really look like it, but a world war began here. In 1914, it was in Sarajevo that Gavrilo Princip assassinated Franz Ferdinand, the archduke of the Austro-Hungarian empire. An event that immediately sparked WWI. By […]

Project 365: Day 324 – Another day. Another bridge.

The old bridge in Mostar, Bosnia and herzegovina
20th May 2015 – Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina The Mostari have left the shores of the Neretva. And so have the armies, and crimes against humanity. All that remains of the turbulent divide from history. Is an old bridge which the ottomans left over the city. I have a thing for bridges. Especially since the sad news going around on how Singapore banned public drinking on the iconic Clarke Quay bridge, where I have many good memories. On this project, I have come across many different types of bridges. The broken bridge of Sigatoka in Fiji, the love bridge of Notre Dame in Paris, […]

Project 365: Day 323 – The old bridge of Mostar

Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina
19th May 2015 – Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina The bridge unites. And the bridge divides. But nobody is fighting for their own piece. War has left these riverbanks for now, and There is an uneasy peace. But its still peace. I took a bus in the morning from Dubrovnik. This time, headed towards one of the newest and most exciting countries in the Balkans. Bosnia and Herzegovina. So exciting, that it takes me 4 seconds just to type its name. BIH (lets call it that, to make it easier for me) has one of the most complex political structures. The country consists […]

Project 365: Day 322 – Bosnia? Or Herzegovina?

This was the first post of an entire year-long series, which I named ‘Project 365′. The idea was simple enough: travel for a full year and document every day of it, in the form of a daily picture and poem. I am still working on a book of this year-long travel, but till then, enjoy all the posts here. You can check out the daily posts in the details below or jump to the final day of the project by clicking here. 1st July 2014 – Singapore From dust we rose and to dust we shall go And dust is […]

Project 365: Day 0 – The beginning