n July 25th 2002, I set out from Germany on an excruciating 13 hour bus ride towards Zagreb where a good friend of mine lived. From there, I planned to head south seeing some of Croatia's national parks, coast and islands before finally reaching Dubrovnik at which point I would head eastward into Bosnia. The Dayton Peace Accords were signed in 1995 officially ending the civil war in the former Yugoslavia yet I wanted to see the unofficial peace on the ground.

Below is a map of my travels and to the left you'll find a short history of the region, pictures of my trip through each country, a summary and analysis of the trip and books and films on the Balkans.




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