I’m sure there are many wonderful things to see in Mexico. I’m especially interested in pre-Columbian history of America’s great civilizations.
Regarding Balkans, it’s a pretty much interesting place to visit, but a hard place to live. I was born and grow up in Croatia, but since we are ethnical Serbs, we were banished by Croatian army during the ex-Yugoslavia civil war. I was a 16 when we came to Serbia as refugees, together with many hundreds of thousands people.
Most of us never came back, because our homes were destroyed, and we realized that our croatian neighbors don’t want us there, so we started a new lives here in Serbia. But our troubles didn’t stop there, since another war started 1999 in part of the Serbia known as Kosovo. It’s historically and emotionally most important part of Serbia, but in the past 100 years ethnical structure was drastically changed.
Albanians became majority population there, and they started armed conflict with Serbian police and later army. In order to help them against our army, NATO led by U.S.A attacked our country. They bombed us for 3 months, killing many thousands of innocent people, including children, since they bombed the hospitals, schools and residential areas. Finally, our government was forced to sign so called peace agreement, in which we accept our army and police withdraw from Kosovo, and NATO and UN troops took control of it.
7 years ago Albanians self-proclaimed independence from Serbia, dividing international community on those who accepted their independence and those who didn’t accept it (like Serbia) and think it’s illegal.