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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

Sep 20, 2011 - Sarajevo

With our newly found English traveling buddies, we made our way to Sarajevo. Sarajevo was a surprisingly picturesque town despite the 1400 + days of non-stop siege they endured during the war, only 15 years ago. We jumped at the opportunity of a free walking tour where we learnt Sarajevo is famous for its diverse mix of religions, a rich history and the beautifully haunting Sarajevo roses (grenade marks which are painted red where more than 3 people died).

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May 26, 2011 - War and Sarajevo

Today, I caught a train to Sarajevo. I confess i love the trains in europe compared to the buses. Buses usually mean less space and no leg room. On the trains i've rarely had to share 4 or 6 seats. They usually are as quick as each other also and around the same cost. Less trains per day usually though. Sarajevo train station is typically old looking and not much to see, but it is next to the bus station and also a tram stop into the city. my father will be pleased I caught a Sarajevo tram to my hostel. However they'd stuffed up my...

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Jan 16, 2011 - Sarajevo - Jan 13-16

January 13, 2011 Today we were going to Sarajevo and after checking the bus schedules yesterday we decided to get a bus around 11am. We weren’t in a rush to get up and although we were supposed to be out of the room by 10am we hung around a little longer as we didn’t fancy having to deal with the begging gypsies at the bus station any longer than necessary. The owner didn’t seem to mind us hanging around – it looked like they were in the process of sprucing up all the rooms for the summer and he had enough on his hands painting another room...

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Sep 17, 2010 - Bosnia

We weren’t quite sure of what to expect of Bosnia. As we were crossing the border from Croatia, we were reading the guidebook warnings about land mines still left from recent wars. And how Bosnia i Herzegovina is in reality two nations in one with some friction in between to keep things interesting. This was evident even in road signs across the country half the country using the same lettering as the English alphabet and the other half only using Cyrillic! Well, we entered the country with a bit of trepidation, but only to be delightfully...

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Jun 20, 2010 - Sarajevo

Traurige Stadt. 3 Tage Dauerregen. Ueber gruene berghaenge gelangten wir in den Kanton Sarajewo: das Kantonssystem hat Bosnien von der Schweiz adaptiert. Vor uns lag eine triste, graue, traurige Stadt mit relativ wenig Einwohnern fuer Ihre Groesse. Und doch hatte Sarajewo etwas Einzigartiges, Unerklaerliches. Ein Schmelztiegel der Kulturen seit jeher, von der natuerlichen Grenze zw. ostroem. und westroem. Reich, bis zur ehem. grenze von Oesterreich-Ungarn und dem Osmanischen Reich, die durch diesen teil Bosniens verlief, die Grenze zw....

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