One of the worlds most beautiful cities that came close to destruction during the tragic Balkan War
, the event we have to thank for the term ethnic cleansing
. Sarajevo was home to all ethnic groups in Yugoslavia: Catholic Croatians, Protestant Serbs, and Muslim Bosnians. Then Serb nationalists started a war with the Bosnians, and also got the Croatians caught up in it. The city of Bosnia remained ethnically diverse, with many Serbs choosing to defend it alongside Bosnians, but relations have been strained by Serb war crimes (slaughtering thousands of unarmed civilians in the largest mass murder since the Holocaust) and Bosnian war crimes (burning of Churches, excecution of all Croatian and Serbian POW
s). The city is being rebuilt, and has come a long way. Everyone should go there sometime.
Sarajevo is once again one of the greatest cities in Europe. It's got everything: sights, good hotels, good food, good booze, beautiful women, and friendly people. It's coming back. Hopefuly New Orleans
can do the same.