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Sep 21, 2009 - Monday - Holiday

Monday, September 21, 2009 Today, Joe was raring to go. Nothing doing but get ready and go back to the city. However, when we arrived we found out that Monday was a holiday, as well. Sara did some shopping at the copper shops for friends. Shortly after we got to Old Town, Sara was ready for lunch. Once again we tried cevapcici, Mustafa and Mario said that Sarajevo’s was better than Mostar!!! Mario suggested that we eat at Zeljo’s. We really didn’t find that there was much difference, but to the untrained palate what do we know. After...

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Sep 20, 2009 - Sunday - Day of Rest

Sunday we decided to rest after the long day on Saturday. We ate all our meals at the apatment including dinner. We had good old American pizza. That was until we bit into one that tasted like tuna fish. Since we still can't translate much we buy, we didn't know what we were buying. We also did laundry, in the sink and hung the clothes all around the apartment. Nothing like hanging your underwear out the window for all the Bosnian world to see. I know, everyone else does it, but by now they know that the fat lady from America is staying in...

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Sep 19, 2009 - Saturday - Sarajevo Tour

Saturday, September 19, 2009 Today we spent the day with Mustafa Sorguc, our tour guide from Green Visions. We were to meet him outside our apartment building at 10:00. When we walked outside the building he was sitting on the rail waiting for us. Of course, to my displeasure he was smoking. This was the first tour guide that we had that we had to deal with the smoke all day. After we politely mentioned that Joe had asthma and we were not accustomed to the smoke, he politely moved away from us when he did smoke. We had our first experience...

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Sep 18, 2009 - Friday - Sarajevo

After arriving in Sarajevo and settling into our apartment we spent Friday morning resting. By Friday afternoon, I could contain Joe no longer so we walked to the taxi stand and went to the City Center. We first visited the Tourist Information Center to obtain a city map in order to somewhat find our way around the city. All of these Bosnian words and spellings are very confusing, but the locals are very helpful. Our next stop was at a local café that had free internet. We sat for about 3 hours and checked e-mails and updated our travel...

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Jul 24, 2009 - Sarajevo, Bosnia

Sarajevo is an incredible city, hard to believe that it was only in 1990’s this was a city and people on the edge of annihilation. The city is wedged into a valley created by the Miljacka River and flanked to the south by the mountains of Jahorina and Bjelasnica, host of the 1984 Winter Olympics. It’s a veritable living museum of history; churches, cathedrals, a bridge where world history took a fateful turn and artillery scarred buildings as reminders of more recent tragedy. Sarajevo is easily covered on foot and so I didn’t have to expend...

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Taking the Long Way

Jun 28, 2009 - Two Trains and a Boy, Gazing

Sarajevo. City of Dreams and Nightmares. The hills rise on all sides, steep, green, dotted with improbably perched houses. Minarets rise high into the sky surrounded by rusting factories and glass-walled malls. The narrow, twisting streets of the Turkish quarter, Baščaršija (bash-char-SHEE-ya) give way to the wider, EU-paved streets of Novi Sarajevo, the little shops and hidden pansions replaced by big hotels and wide motorways. The city defies easy sectioning, however, whether one wishes to think of it in ethnic, religious, demographic or...

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Mick Outside the Box

Apr 23, 2009 - Dubrovnik to Sarajevo

Up early and we got a lift to the bus station. Bought our tickets to Sarajevo and departed on time at 8:00am. Bosnia has a small section of coastline in the middle of Croatia, it is only 20 km long. We had to pass through this section and show our passports at both crossings. The strange bit was we had a stop at a cafe in the middle of the zone and paid for our coffee with croation money. Later we made the real crossing into Bosnia & Hercigovna. Interestingly when the guard came on board the bus and we said we were Australian he was...

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Apr 8, 2009 - Stand your Ground, Old Town

4/8/09 Stand Your Ground Old Town After sadly leaving our friends in Mostar, we headed up to Sarajevo. In the early 1990s, the Serbs surrounded Sarajevo and kept them under seize for FOUR long years, the longest seize in history. Our host picked us up at the train station and drove us towards the old town, down “Sniper Alley” where they had to drive “really fast” during the war to avoid sniper fire. The town survived by its tunnel, 800 meters long and originating at the airport. The UN guilt the tunnel to get needed supplies to the...

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Oct 27, 2008 - The Bosnian Surprise

I honestly did not know what to expect when I arrived in Bosnia-Herzogovinia. I knew there was no longer a war but not much more than that. I had not planned to visit this region but curiousity got the better of me. I didn't have a travel guidebook for BHi but decided to go anyway. (If you are on Facebook and would like to see my pictures from Bosnia-Herzogovinia go to http://www.facebook.com/photos.php?id=733469411 If you are on Facebook and want to add me as a friend my email address is sara.mirabito@googlemail.com I find it's easier to...

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Oct 26, 2008 - Blissful in Bosnia

(To see these photos up close, run your mouse over the bottom left corner of the slide show and click on Bosnia. This will take...

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Oct 16, 2008 - The bus ride to Sarajevo

The bus ride from Zagreb to Sarajevo took me through the hilly countryside of Croatia and Bosnia-Herzogovina. It reminded me of upstate New York in the autumn. The trees were gold and red set against evergreens. But there were differences. The bus wound its way through small villages and larger cities. But several houses stood like old skeletons. What were once cement and brick homes are now crumbling relics. They were burned out during the war. They stood along side homes that were either new construction or fixed from the war. Other...

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Oct 6, 2008 - Bosnia by the Numbers

Bosnia By the Numbers Country Number: 13 Number of Days: 4 Average Daily Cost: $112.41 Average Cost of Accommodation: $35.75 For $35.75/night You’ll Get: A private double in a hostel or pension. Detached toilet and bath. No breakfast. Average Cost of Food and Drink: $37.50 Favourite Food: Turkish coffee, potato burek Favourite Beer: Straight from the Sarajevo Brewery Something to Think About: Bosnians, regardless of age, refer to the Balkan war as “The Last War”. We found this particularly strange since it implies that the First, Second and...

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