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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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Jun 4, 2010 - Sarajevo, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA

Friday, June 4 It was another early morning, our group met at 5:45 AM and walked over to the bus station. At 6:15 we took a public bus leaving Serbia behind and headed to Bosnia Herzegovina. For a change, it was a beautiful sunny day, but we were stuck on the bus for over seven hours. It was a comfortable bus ride and we travelled through some really beautiful countryside arriving in Sarajevo early afternoon. We caught a local bus into town, then walked over to our pension. Only two flights of stairs, but a nice quaint place to stay. We...

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Oct 8, 2009 - Sarajevo

Matt and I woke up at 6 am to go take as many pictures of Mostar as we could and still catch a 7 am train to Sarajevo. It was nice, we got all these pictures at sun up before anyone was out. We got to Sarajevo at 10 am or so and checked into a place where we met a Korean girl named Jun. Jun was a weather girl back home and had been traveling for almost a year. I never in my life imagined ever going to Sarajevo, but we went on a tour of the main spots and learned many interesting things. The city was under siege for 4 years. The city is...

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My European Trip

Sep 23, 2009 - Wednesday - Our last day

Joe spent Tuesday evening packing his "Croatian Wine." Since we all got a bottle we have 3 to bring home and we can't carry them on the plane. I just hope that they make it safely. The last time we tried to bring wine home from Albania it ended up all over Sara's freshly washed clothes!!! Wednesday morning we continued our packing and straightening up of the apartment. Joe and Sara have decided that our luggage is much lighter now, for some reason. I think it's because we have all lost weight while walking everywhere!!! Not really. About...

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Sep 22, 2009 - Tuesday - SOS Children's Orphanage

Joe and I began our day by going to SOS Children's Village - Sarajevo. This is an orphanage that takes care of abandoned children, children's whose parents are not able to take care of them for medical, financial, or other reasons. The village was built in 1995 after the war. Many children lost their parents during the war and had no where else to go. At present there are 28 houses that have "mothers" tending to up to 6 children. Each house has 3 bedrooms upstairs with a bathroom. The mother has a room downstairs. We got to visit in one...

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