It started with this photo of Dubrovnik on Instagram
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Dubrovnik, Croatia is situated on the Adriatic Sea and is home to roughly 42,000 people. The picturesque city was one of the last standing fortifications in Croatia's war for independence, including the well-known "Siege of Dubrovnik" in which it held out against the Yugoslav People’s Army in 1991. Croatia won its independence in 1995 and eventually joined the European Union in 2013. /// Created by @micahjmarshall and @benjaminrgrant, source imagery: @digitalglobe
It mentioned ‘Siege of Dubrovnik’, so looked it up to read on it.
Bay of Kotor, lead to reading about Karstification, Montenegro, town of Herceg Novi, and (from Montenegro) about a 12 Km long beach called Velika Plaža. Montenegro seems like a good, slightly off-beat place to visit.
At this point, I took a detour from Wikipedia to Google maps, and spent a while exploring the region… Mainly bay of Kotor.
Returning to Wikipedia, resumed with the war articles. Next up, from Operation Tiger in 1992, to Operation Storm in 1995. It was, apparently, the biggest land battle in Europe since WW2!
Think they’ll last me the night 🙂
P.S.: The featured image is from xkcd.