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Jan 17, 2019 - All Good Things Must End

Today is our last full day in Sarajevo before we head home at midday tomorrow. We were all exhausted after two very full on days in Sarajevo and I woke around 8.30 still finding the girls snoozing away as well. It was 10.00 am before we could haul ourselves downstairs for breakfast at a leisurely pace. Around 11.00am we made our way to the assassination site of Franz Ferdinand thinking there was a Museum dedicated to this event. However, once we took a look inside it was really an exhibition about Sarajevo from 1878 to 1918, with only one...

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Jan 16, 2019 - A Day trip to Herzegovina

A really early start for us this morning as we are being collected for a full day tour to Mostar down near Croatia Our driver turned up at 7.50 as we were still trying to cram in our breakfast. Not a problem as we are the only three so it is a personal tour. Got underway couple of minutes after 8.00 and started the trip south. It was quite a mild feeling -9C as we left Sarajevo. Our driver was Samir, a Bosniak, aged 32 and married with one little boy. He is a teacher by profession but those jobs are very hard to find and even harder for him...

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Jan 15, 2019 - Beautiful But Also Tragic Sarajevo

This post may take a while folks so get yourself a cuppa and have a seat. Down to late breakfast and then ready to join our walking tour of Sarajevo. Did not get to see much last night beyond getting some Bosnian Mark money and then finding somewhere for dinner. This morning, in the light of day, we could see a most incredible city as we made our way around with our guide Edin. We were the only 3 taking the tour so it was not rushed at all. Please read the names however you wish, I have no intention of even trying to write them all...

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Jan 14, 2019 - Another New Country for All in Sarajevo

Up at 7 this morning to complete packing, go downstairs for breakfast and be ready for our driver to take us to Bosnia and Herzegovina. It had been raining quite heavily earlier and was still spitting a little as we left Belgrade. Our driver was a nice guy again but we never did quite find out what his name was - his surname was Markovic, that much we did find out. His English was good but occasionally he would put in a "how I say it". Found out he had been married 30 years. They had problems having children and after 20 years and 7...

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Oct 24, 2018 - War tunnel and home hosted dinner

On our last full day in Sarajevo we took our bus out to the airport area where the inhabitants of Sarajevo constructed a tunnel under the runway to smuggle materials and people in and out of the city during the siege in the war of the 90s. Sarajevo is in Bosnia-Herzegovina; during the siege of over 3 years Serbs surrounded the city. Sarajevo sits in a valley surrounded by mountains; it was the home of the Winter Olympics in 1984. In the 90s there was one mountain that the B-H folks controlled; the Serbs surrounded the rest. The UN forces...

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Oct 21, 2018 - Learning and discovery: war in the 90s

Sarajevo is a fascinating city; we began our day with a walking tour with a local guide. Our hotel in the city is the Hotel Europe, the oldest hotel in the city. We are right in the center of town, a block away from where the Archduke Ferdinand was assassinated, the spark that triggered World War 1. Right beside our hotel are ruins from the 16th century. Two blocks away is the east/west marker that shows where cultures meet. To the east is the section of the city influenced by the Ottoman Turks; to the west is the Austrian-Hungarian...

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Sep 28, 2018 - Sarajevo

Our Sarajevo day was exhausting and satisfying. My original inspiration was motivated by World War I; we spent a good part of the day learning about The Siege of Sarajevo in the 1990s; and we concluded our visitations at the eternal flame honoring all of the World War II dead. Before all of that we had a wonderful breakfast buffet that among other things, introduced us to Bosnian coffee, which we enjoyed a lot. It very strong and similar to Turkish coffee. We planned to join a 10:00 walking tour of Old Town Sarajevo. We spent some time...

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Sep 27, 2018 - Moving On!

Dennis’ birthday started out nicely. We left Dubrovnik a little after 9 this morning to go to Mostar then Sarajevo. With three border crossings in our way - Croatia to Bosnia, Bosnia to Croatia, Croatia to Bosnia - we thought it might get rugged, especially after all the other long border crossings we’ve made this trip. Piece of cake all three times. No stop was more than about 15 minutes. Mostar was interesting, The story of the war was and is heartbreaking. It is apparent that in some areas there are still some tensions. The bridge was...

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Aug 9, 2018 - Friday, 3 & 4 July

Dear all, Well moving on. We left Dubrovnik and crossed the border into Serbia. We passed through Mostar where we stopped for lunch and watched young men jump from the top of the bridge into the river below. The river temperature is always between 7-11'C and the temperature for the day was 30'C . They apparently have regular medical checkups and have to have a cold shower to try to adjust their body temperature to the water temperature before they jump. The hustle for money to "pay" them to jump. When we reached Sarajevo, capital of...

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Jul 19, 2018 - Sarajevo, Day 3

The free trip journal will let me upload 150 pictures. The pictures attached take me to that number. So, I guess I’m finished uploading pictures for this blog. That’s OK. In a few hours, I head to the Sarajevo airport to fly back to Paris. I will spend the night at the airport hotel and try to stand by for a flight to Dallas. My Dad has improved as I have been traveling, but I am still anxious to see him and Mom. Besides, I had planned to be spending the next couple of weeks with them in Europe and then a cruise to New York. Not as much fun...

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PK to Europe 2018

Jul 17, 2018 - Sarajevo, Day 2

When the Ottoman controlled Sarajevo, Turkish baths were built all over the city. I suppose the days of Yugoslavia, all such things closed and abandoned. However, one hotel that had an old Hamam has reopened its bath. While it is largely for their guests, they have opened it to the public. So, I decided to give it a try. Turkish baths are pretty modest affairs. At the desk, they told me I could wear my swim trunks or they could give me a Turkish wrap which is used in the hamams in Turkey. Since I had gotten their without a swimsuit, I opted...

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Jul 16, 2018 - France—Germany—Bosnia

Sunday was the finals of the World Cup—France v. Croatia. I must admit, I was a bit torn because I have a Croatia football jersey at home. It is a reminder of the night Jason Odom and I were in the tiny Eastern European city of Zagreb. There was only one thing in town to do that night. Go to the town square and watch Croatia play Austria on a jumbo screen in a qualifying match for the World Cup almost a decade ago. I have called myself a Croatian football fan ever since. And yet, here we were in France with the whole country celebrating...

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PK to Europe 2018

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