Mustapicked A Good Vacation!

The adventures of Amey and Musty's trip to the Balkans and Italy in September '06...

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Republika Srbska

Ok, as you can see, they're a little short on vowels here, but Srbska really is the correct spelling. They're convinced around here that R is a vowel.

As Amey has explained (or will depdending on which of us hits POST first) Republika Srbska is the part of Bosnia i Hercegonvina that is governed by political forces which are generally aligned with Serbia. It's all part of the Dayton Accord, a political patchwork stitched together with the help of our former President, who apparently thought that any peace was better than war.

The Serbs and the Bosnians and the Croats all speak the same language, but the Serbs write it with the Cyrillic alphabet, so it's all goofed up. Fortunately some of the signs, like this one, provide a little help for us ignorant foreigners. Note the reference to Tito spray painted here.


At 2:09 AM, Anonymous mate mustapic said...

hi matt,
i hope you are enjoying yourself on your vacation,but you still didn't find out anything about your origin??? and please correct yourself srbs,muslims(or bosnians) and croats don't speak same language!!! there is serbian,croatian,and muslims have some kond of a mix between those two.i'm still in zagreb,but i hope we will meet again.when are you leaving?

At 2:36 PM, Blogger springsandwells said...

Sorry Mate!
I think we had it explained to us a bit differently. I guess they are different languages... but also pretty similar. Since we can't say much anyway, we don't really notice the differences. Thanks for letting us know!
:) amey


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