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Nov 14, 2006 - "He will also serve as your bodyguard."

The failing moon glows red as we make our way silently up the gorge to Mostar. Grk, the Croatian, leads the way while Princip, the Serb terrorist brings up the rear. Zaidee, the Bosniak harem girl and I try to keep up the pace. A light appears, the Old Bridge glows in the searchlight as the snipers look for us. Renewed by the sight of the WHS, we slip around the roadblocks into the city and head, yet again, North toward Sarajevo. Our camels are tiring. Don't think they'll last much longer. As we ascend the gorge the night grows ever colder....

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Sep 26, 2006 - Sarajevo

Well... if you wanted newsreel highlights during the 1990s this was most certainly the place to be. Welcome to the epicentre of the Balkan War. Sarajevo is a very historically rich town with a really interesting contrast of cultures. The orthodox seem to almost live in fear of the Muslims. They appear to be convinced that they hate them (quite understandable as they attempted to eradicate the Muslims during the war) but profess to be OK with them all the same... even though when looking for a place to stay, people would always check our...

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Aug 6, 2006 - Adventure Travel to Bosnia & Herzegovina

We left Hungary traveling through wheat, sunflower and corn fields, and plenty of vineyards, headed to Bosnia & Herzegovina and the city of Sarajevo. Neither of us had been here before and we were not sure what to expect. As we were driving, Elayne started reading from one of our guide books. The first warning was to not go off paved roads or venture into vacant or abandoned building. Why? Land mines. Yikes! This had Elayne a little concerned. Bill assured her the city itself was quite safe as we continued our drive into unknown...

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Jun 14, 2006 - Bosnia and Hercegovina - Sarajevo

Getting to Sarajevo The drive through southeastern Bosnia and Hercegovina was very sobering. This area, which includes Gorazde, was "big" during the war, and it is a complete mess. There are hundreds of houses reduced to burnt-out shells, many others thoroughly peppered with bullet holes or patchily repaired and re-occupied. There was no sign of systematic reconstruction taking place. Sarajevo Sarajevo was fascinating. Many of the buildings are still in tatters, with gunshot and shell marks covering many buildings and roads and burnt out...

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Alexes Abroad

Sep 30, 2005 - Beautiful Bosnia-Hercegovina!

Well definitely the highlight of the trip so far. The countryside of Bosnia is spectacular, though most of it is still landmined. Sarajevo is a wonderful city and the people are really warm to visitors. I feel sorry for what they all went through in the war. Many of the buildings are still in tatters and you can see "Sarajevo Roses" everywhere. They are the rose like imprints on the footpaths where mortars and shells have landed. Sometimes they are symbolically filled with red cement and have a plaque dedicated to those killed by certain...

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EUROTRIP 2005

Aug 21, 2005 - Sarajevo (again)

After 10 hours on an overnight bus we finally made it to Sarajevo again. 5am and had to wait 3 hours for the police station to be open to we could grab our police report and then hop on the 9:30 train to Zagreb. Our fingers were crossed as we got to the police station praying to god we wouldn't get dicked around. Turns out the girl remembered us at the desk (said she couldn't speak english a couple of weeks ago but now she can) and the main police cheif also remembered us so he grabbed it for us right away (even though the investigator that...

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Aug 2, 2005 - Sarajevo!

Well if you guys have already read the "robbed" section than you know the little mishap that Nick and I encountered on our night train from Budapest to Sarajevo. Really living us thrilled for our time in Bosnia. But I have to say-despite what's happened and how utterly annoying it is to have someone rob from you like that our time in Bosnia has been so good and I think at this point it's our favorite country (although we still have so much to see!). Our first morning in Sarajevo was so annoying. Running from police station to police station...

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Jul 8, 2005 - Sarajevo, Bosnia & Hercegovena

After a long 11 hour overnight train, we arrived at Sarajevo at 5:45 a.m. and was picked up by a nice, funny, and a little crazy lady...we are staying at her "hostel"...anyways the city is a nice surprise. It is surrounded by green mountins on all sides, with nice old houses on top. The city is a mix of old Turkish influence with more Serbian and Croat as well. There are a lot of middle eastern like markets, we also saw one synagogue. It is crazy to see many of the buildings have bullet holes and damage from the war that occurred here a...

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Bob's Trip 2005

Jul 8, 2005 - Sarajevo, Bosnia

A Sarajevo Rose is hole in the pavement in a street made by a Serbian shell. The look like a car windshield that got hit by a rock and they are filled in with red concrete in any place where someone was killed by the shell. Without exagerating, we can tell you that 80% of the buildings in Sarajevo have either been bombed out or are riddled with bullet holes. It was one of the most interesting and sobering experiences of the trip for us. The city is in a valley, and the surrounding hills are completely covered in cemetarys. We walked up to...

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Nov 9, 2004 - Sarajevo

Sarejevo put on a chilly reception, snow! Bus was delayed by over an hour as the white fluffy stuff fell from the skies and made for treacherous driving. The city is surrounded by mountains and looks quite spectacular covered in snow. The winter olympics were hosted here in '84 and if it weren't for the wars the town would undoubtedlz still be a popular winter destination. Bosnia's capital city also sufferred badly during the slavic wars, and though better repaired than Mostar many buildings still clearly paint the tradegy. Again, we found...

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Nils Travels 2004

Nov 1, 2004 - Sarajevo, Bosnia

Sarajevo is one of the most beautiful cities I have visited so far, and Bosnia is an amazing country. It was safe, cheap, not touristy, and more than interesting. It does not get much better than that. 10-29-04 It was a bit of a rush this morning getting to the bus station. It seemed like enough time, and we managed to get on, but it was very tight. I sat at the front of the bus with my legs basically in the aisle because the man next to me had so much stuff it took up my leg room. He really wanted to have a conversation and was all smiles....

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Sep 25, 2004 - Route "Gull" on the Way to Sarajevo

As the crow flies, the journey is not long. Were the road straight, it is a trip that would take, perhaps, three hours or so; but it's not straight, it winds and twists like a snake through the countryside. On the whole, it's much like an afterthought, an ode to the advent of motor transportation when the days of rail were waining or the priority on the latter given to the military throughout the days of communism. It is narrow, a two-lane highway almost bisecting the country, absent of shoulders. The population voluntarily take their...

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