Tuesday, March 14, 2006


With Milosevic's death filling the news, my thoughts have turned to the former Yugoslavia, through which I cycled in 2004.

I have happy memories of Serbia - see post earlier this week.

But I also passed through Vukovar, half a day's ride from the Hungarian border.

You need not travel very far
to taste the tragedy of war -
you'll find it still in Vukovar.

The town was still full of burnt-out, bombed-out, shot-out houses and buildings. Open spaces and vacant lots were marked (at least they were marked) as minefields. I did not take many photographs; I did not feel comfortable there. Half a day's ride from the EU border.

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