Belgrade-Sarajevo: All Aboard!
In the 1970s and 1980s, Josip Broz Tito celebrated the "brotherhood and unity" of the six republics that formed his Yugoslavia. Train travel between Belgrade and Sarajevo was a constant and the carriages packed. But ethnic strife and war put an end to that prosperous time. Now, train service between the two cities has resumed after 17 years. Though a sign of hope in a troubled region, the service is slow, the bureaucracy overwhelming, and the passengers few.
- Thursday, 27 June 2013