Drvar - Bosnia and Herzegovina

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Damir, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. Damir

    Damir AKA Pudla

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    Some time ago I read in newspapers that Tito’s cave in Drvar was restored by United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Place of (locally, ex Yu) famous attempt by German paratroopers to capture partisan leader Tito during WWII. More details can be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raid_on_Drvar

    Place was mythologized by ruling communist ideology, and around 300.000 people visited every year. With breakup of Yugoslavia and wars that followed place was completely forgotten. I was there as a kid some 25 or more years ago, so it was right time to visit and see what’s left.

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    Team consisted of Linza (member here) and Ivana on Varadero, Lolo on GS 650 Dakar and I on 1200 GS.

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    First stop was on Rastoke near Slunj. Plitvice Lakes are nearby. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plitvice

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    Zagreb is approximately 150 km from Bosnian border.

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    Zeljava airfield is nearby http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=240446, tunnels are carved into mountain, and radar station was on the top.

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    Short break in Bihac, town is situated on Una River.
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    Drvar, at last.

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    Tito’s cave.

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    Local rider.

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    Lunch.

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    Partisan monument is devastated.

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    Sobica groblje (cemetery) was scene of some of the heaviest fighting during the raid.

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    Another coffee break on our way back home, near Bihac on river Una, really nice place.

    That’s it, 500 km in total, cool Sunday ride with historic flavor.
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  2. Saeed

    Saeed Life-long learner

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    I really like the all pic<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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  3. GB

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    Damir, good to see you back with another great report ... thanks for posting all those great pics :thumb
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  4. ulaskocak

    ulaskocak Adventurer

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    ths cooll :bmwrider
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  5. tv guy

    tv guy Commuter

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    Great pictures and report, Thanks!
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  6. KHVol

    KHVol Long timer

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    MAny thanks for the report...very intriguing area...
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  7. vander

    vander full-time dreamer

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    Nice to see Bihac under the sun!! :rofl


    I definitely have/need/want to go there again. But not in winter this time!

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  8. Chanderjeet

    Chanderjeet IndiYeah !!

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    These pics are so kool. This is indeed a good RR. Thanks for sharing and what is that you had for lunch ??
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  9. E-man

    E-man 4-4-09, 12-6-09, 1-13-10

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    I love pics of that region.
    Please more:clap
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  10. bananaman

    bananaman transcontimental

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    I've been to B&H- very cool place.

    Per capita Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, and Macedonia have the MOST beautiful women. Gorgeous. Can you show us more?

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  11. Skvarki

    Skvarki Scharf

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    Very cool report, nice pics!
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  12. kanhulk13

    kanhulk13 Been here awhile

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    Great pics and very interesting report...but we are all wondering..what was the "flaky pastry + meat" for lunch? The Pils and spring onions we recognized, but not the other dish.
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  13. Damir

    Damir AKA Pudla

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    It is spit-roasted janjetina (lamb). :D
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  14. Irishdude

    Irishdude Adventurer

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    Super Dobro
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  15. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    Pravo super dobro :p +1
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    Katoom119 Mmmm....Orange Kool-aid

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    Nice man, thanks!
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  17. elmontanero

    elmontanero Practicing...

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    Very Nice.... Got me all excited about my trip this summer:clap :clap .

    Beautiful!
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  18. Damir

    Damir AKA Pudla

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  19. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    Damire,

    I will have to hit you up once I go back [home]. I am thinking of flying my Sprint [to Vienna/Amsterdam/Frankfurt?] and touring the Balkans for a month. Now that would be something!
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  20. Damir

    Damir AKA Pudla

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    Yes, indeed! :D

    Samo navrati majstore! :thumb
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