Guest Posted March 16, 2015 Share Posted March 16, 2015 (edited) Another in my series of pointless questions in this thread: How does your home area look like? Anything interesting site of note nearby? A monument? Famous location? Climate? Etc. I'll start off, I live in Osijek, eastern part of Croatia. A small city of some 100,000 people which is currently suffering from mass emmigration, mostly to Ireland, where our community is already numerous. It's estimated that in the last decade, some 10,000 people have left the town... too lazy to look for a source. The town contains a roman fort that has been built on and rebuilt so many times, that there is an entire branch of history around it. At one point, even the Ottomans held it. A few miles from the town, there are mine-infested forests and swamps, which are now a natural park. Aparantly, most of the mines are actually artiliary shells from the war, which, upon hitting the wet mud and sand, got stuck there, unexploded. It's not a problem as long as you don't stray from the paths, so don't actually remember anyone dying from mines last several years. During spring and summer, the place is so serene that it is now a well known biking trail. Just... make sure you're home before dusk, because misquitos will eat you alive. Also, we have a whole lot of nuclear bunkers and bomb shelters around the town. All hail communist paranoia! They were actually of use during the war. These are now turned into night clubs and other fun locations. I used to run around in them as a kid, sometimes, we found condoms and other crap (sometimes literal crap). Climate goes from very cold to very hot. We also have a river you can bathe in. Rumour has it that there is a giant man eating catfish in it. Also, we piss in it so that romanians can bathe. You know... gypsy jokes? Ehh.... Edited March 16, 2015 by Guest Quote Link to comment
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