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Apr 25, 2016 - Sarajevo

Second day in Sarajevo. Had a city tour yesterday. Saw City Hall, the first electric lamp in Europe, Sarajevo roses - places where bombs hit painted red, an eternal flame honoring the lives lost in WWII. We also stopped at a cheese market and sampled the local cheeses - very good! We walked around the old town which used to be the center of trade and had 70,000 shopkeepers back in the 16th century. It is still a shopping area its local items (which a lot resemble Turkish items exactly!)! Went to the tunnels that were built during the war in...

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Apr 23, 2016 - Bosnia Herzegovina

Traveled to Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Driving along the coastline - very hilly and rocky and almost no sand, but very beautiful. Stopped in Mostar a city established in the late 15th century. Destroyed in 1993 during the breakup of former Yugoslavia and restored in 2004 and now a UNESCO world heritage site. The bridge there spanned the Nevetra River which divided the town into Muslim and Croatian sections. Arrived Sarajevo and had a typical Bosnian meal. Ground beef sausages in pita like bread with cheese and pepper spread,...

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Apr 6, 2016 - Bus to Sarajevo

4/6 Easy local bus just outside old town - 1A, 1B, 3, or 8 - to bus station. Although the very helpful gal at the tourist office said to plan on 20 minutes to half hour depending on traffic to get there, it took just 10 minutes so we were there by 7 a.m. Made me happy, ha! Tickets to Sarajevo 185 Kuna ($25 US) plus 10 Kuna each to put our pack under the bus (first time we've had to pay for this!). Ride was pleasant along the coast as far as Neum-Korcula (see photos). Weather clear, coastal waters very calm. Turning inland over some...

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Oct 17, 2014 - An accident waiting to happen -June 28th 1914

And so, at last, we embarked on our Assassination Tour, with, we were promised, the best guide in the business, fresh from his day off, and so he proved to be. Mohammed was a mine of information providing a detailed geopolitical background to the events in 1914, starting with the Balkan history in the thirteenth century, through tho long Ottoman period and the purchase of Bosnia from Turkey by Austria following the Berlin Treaty of 1878 when the European super powers carved up the world between them and sowed the seeds of the Great War. We...

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Oct 16, 2014 - What a sad place

The twentieth century started and ended badly in Sarajevo, from the shooting of crown prince Franz Ferdinand of Austria on June 28th 1914 to the 1,425 day siege of the city by Bosnian Serbs from 1992 to 1995, reducing the population to starvation, cold and a permanent risk of death. They ended up burning floorboards, car tyres and even books as well as any standing tree to fight off the bitter winter months. The landmarks of this period are everywhere, from war damaged buildings to vast cemeteries covering whole hillsides in every...

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May 15, 2014 - All the small things

The rain hasn't stopped in Sarajevo since I arrived, and shows no sign of stopping anytime soon. The Miljacka river is angry, violent looking. The newspapers are full of photos of flooded towns in the north of Bosnia, with dramatic headlines about the cataclysmic weather. Not exactly how I pictured my time in Sarajevo, but, undeterred (or rather, very deterred, but too stubborn to give in to being freezing cold and wet) I spend the morning exploring the old turkish quarter and old town. Even in the rain Sarajevo has a certain charm to it....

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Oct 26, 2012 - Sarajevo

Woke up to heavy fog and cool temps...so leisurely took our time getting out the door. Caught the 10:30 hotel shuttle to old town, a great way to get there. We strolled around looking for all the sites, etc. Aida had suggested. We found most all, but soon discovered today is an Islamic holiday (Eid-Ul-Adha), so most shops and even restaurants were closed. However coffee shops were open, so Judi C tried a Bosnian coffee (quite good!) and Judi B a Coke Zero! Toured the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral, Old Orthodox Church, a Jewish temple grounds...

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Oct 25, 2012 - Sarajevo

Got up early to get in a self-guided walking tour of the city before catching a plane to Sarajevo. Walked around a little the evening before after recovering from our adventure to find the hotel. The hotel was very nice and in a great location on the main square. We did manage to find this decadent sweet shop and ice cream parlor and that was our dinner. Our walk this morning took us to the Upper Town with a panoramic view of the city (fortunately they had a finucular-unfortunately it was still foggy so pictures won't be very nice). From...

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Sep 9, 2012 - Day 2 of 3 in Sarajevo.

We have done most of our travel by public transit from city to city with the countries we've visited so far. Yesterday was a7 hour bus ride to Sarajevo, home of the 1984winter Olympic. Our pension is right beside the Olympic , where the roof collapsed last winter after 100 cm. of snow fell in on be month. Yesterday was well in the 30's, stinking hot and not a breath of wind until after dark when it became cold. Our city tour guide lived through the 3 1/2 ear siege of Sarajevo in the 1990's and you can still see so much of the destruction...

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Jun 24, 2012 - Sarajevo and Bosnia

Our tour started with a bang, or should I say misfire – no aircon on the bus and a day reaching 35 degrees outside. Recipe for disaster considering only half the bus was even getting air circulation. By the time we reached Mostar, our lunch stop, everyone was exhausted and dehydrated. They tried to fix it when we got to our border crossing into Bosnia but to no avail. Getting to finally get out of the bus at Mostar was relief that was quickly replaced by torture as our walking tour started. And Mostar is by no means flat!!! But it is...

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Finding Cheryl 2012

May 3, 2012 - Sarajevo

It has been a busy and hot couple of days in Sarajevo. It is quite cheap here and most admit the small bottles of red wine for about $2 aren't bad. In addition the beer is also cheap and cold. Now food is another story. It is okay but it is definitely heavy - meat and bread but cheap. Actually my best meal was today at the local brewery publ - great soup and a salad and beer all for $9.Good food and great interior. Yestery I went on a free walking tour for three and a half hours with a young university student. He does this twice a day for...

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Bev's 2012 Adventure

May 1, 2012 - Sarajevo, Bosnia

Since I didn't leave until mid morning for the airport I had one last chance to wonder around Sultanamed or Old Town for some last minute pictures and a Starbucks latte. Being on the street early is interesting as I saw the man piling on the chickens to cook for doners - 100kg of chicken goes onto that skewer and cooks all day long. Another sight, making pitas in an open fire pit. The guy rolls out the dough an puts it over a round slab and then slaps it on the inside of the fire pit before reaching in and pulling it out. Turkish airport...

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Bev's 2012 Adventure

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