Tag Archives: Bosnia

Drvar

Our ragtag team of merrymakers weren’t the only guests at Castle Greyskull; a Hungarian SFOR unit was stopping over as well. Here’s me hamming it up with some of ’em, hoisting a variant of the famous Russian AK-47 above my … Continue reading

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The Road to Castle Greyskull

On the way to Drvar, our fourth stop, we stopped for coffee here, at an honest-to-goodness Bosnian brothel. I think army folks call it “The Purple Pickel” — and if they don’t then they should! Sadly for us, the freaks … Continue reading

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Camp Maple Leaf

The third stop on our tour was Camp Maple Leaf, in an area called Zgon. Though the air conditioning on our bus was definitely a joke, getting the bus into these camps was no laughing matter — that mirror is … Continue reading

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Camp Bee-Yatch

The second of the six bases we visited was a converted car dealership in the town of Bihac. I think you can still lease that GMC van in the background… To get there, our bus travelled through an hour and … Continue reading

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Camp Black Bear II

There wasn’t much to do in VK proper, save for the pirate CD shops across the road — the only consistent evidence of an economy I saw on the entire tour. Here’s Warrant Officer Randy Lahaise, checking out the selection. … Continue reading

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