Srebrenica is a small city in Bosnia who throw-out the history had several names like Domavia, Argentaria, Bosnian Argentarija, Argentum. At the time of the reign of the Roman Empire of Srebrenica was the main center for the forgery of money and one of the largest blacksmiths of the Roman Empire. Their money was mentioned in 1387. Beside that they were known for exporting silver, so in 14th century it was the strongest city in Medieval Bosnia.

Unfortunately, their luck changed. Instead of going forward, Srebrenica was destroyed.
War in Bosnia and Herzegovina was going on from 1992 until the end of 1995.
11th July, 1995, will be remembered forever.
That is the day when Genocide in Srebrenica happened.
Let me give you some instructions how it got to this.
Republic Bosnia and Herzegovina started their way toward independence 15th October 1991.
Europe Union acknowledged that 6th of April 1992, and United Stated did it day after.
But, that didn’t help anyhow, because Bosnian Serb forces started the war. They wanted Bosnia to stay as a part of Yugoslavia, because then all the Serbs could live in one State. Declaring Independence of Bosnia, that wasn’t possible.
In 1992, Srebrenica was occupied, but later on group of soldier from Bosnia succeeded to win it again.
6th of July Bosnian Serbs started their offensive on Srebrenica. 5 days later Lieutenant Colonel requested emergency air help from NATO, but no one showed up. The plains that were already there tried to help, but they had to stop because they couldn’t see well. They Bosnian Serbs threatened them that they are going to kill soldiers from Netherlands if they don’t stop, and they aborted the mission. Thousands of people started running away towards the place called Potočari. Until the evening of the following day, nearly 25 000 people were killed. There was a camp they thought would be a safe place. Some of them started going through woods towards town called Tuzla.

In the next few days, 8372 people were killed there, and there are no words that can describe this situation, their fir, thoughts in last minutes, being helpless and just waiting for your death. :/

There are many stories about how this city got its name. The most valid is the one that says that the city got its name because from that city you can look forward into the world.  (Prozor – window)
When you look at the city from close spot called Lug, you cannot actually see the city because of a stone block that has little holes in it that remind of windows.

This is a small city that long time ago was a really important milestone of roads.
It was first mentioned 11th of august, 1336.
Threw the history of course, it was occupied plenty of times, has been in different wars, and it is still here, and brings the attention of a lot of people.

You’ve noticed that the city has two words in the name, and I have explained one word.
Now I’m going to explain the other one, or what does it stand for, and which part.

People of this place are living next to the river Rama that is nowadays Lake Rama.
Name Rama was always considered as the name of the river and the parts beside the river.
After the river was turned into artificial lake, that lake was border between lower and upper Rama.

Lake is really gorgeous, has the surface of 1500 hectares, and the biggest depth is 95 meters.
Lake has a lot of springs, that are not just on surface, there are springs underneath the surface, and that makes this lake even more interesting. That lake is limited by the mountain crown, but that makes it even more beautiful. Water is really clean, good for some swimming with your friends, and having a barbecue near that stunning lake.
What can be more beautiful than that?
I can’t think of anything. J

When I first mentioned to my friends and family that I would be visiting Bosnia- Sarajevo to be exact. Many asked me where is Sarajevo? The others asked me is it safe because of the war? Not many of you might know but the war ending 20 or so years ago. The country itself is still recovering but in my eyes I would not call it a war torn country. Ok ok, it is still devoting and changing as the years go by, it still needs some time to catch up with the wealthier countries but trust me in some parts of the city you’d never imagine what the Bosnians were going through during the early 90s.

The first thing I was devoted on seeing is the Sebilj, the Sebilj is basically the trade mark for Sarajevo, and you can find it on any postcard. The Sebilj isn’t just a symbol for the Bosnians, it’s something that even the typical Bosnian, if in Sarajevo needs to visit. People nowadays, tend to call it the pigeon square, because a lot of pigeons gather here, you even have a guy selling food to feed them.  After snapping a few selfies in front of the Sebilj. I head out through the streets of the

 

I came upon a street called ‘Kazandžiluk’, I felt like I wasn’t in Sarajevo anymore. I felt as if I was lost in the streets of the Ottoman Empire. Beautiful copper pots and saucers. Almost everything made out of copper. I wanted some coffee right away. But I felt as if I needed to see Sarajevo from above, I wanted to see a panoramic view of the city and I needed to do this ASAP, I mean I was amazed and confused at the same time. Am I in Sarajevo? Am I in Istanbul or am I in Vienna? I need to see this city from above to make sense of everything.

After asking a few locals they told me I had to visit the yellow fortress, and well that is where I was going! Up the hill approximately 15 minutes or so and there I was. What a beautiful view.  The first thing I noticed was city hall! I’m pretty sure it was as magnificent as it was during the Austro-Hungarian period.

I got lost gazing into the beautiful city, before I knew two hours had passed and I enjoyed one of the prettiest, sunsets in my life.