Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina

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  • Day30

    Bosnia and Herzegovina

    July 6, 2017 in Bosnia and Herzegovina ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Left Cavtat, picked up hire car and set off for Trogir via Split....that WAS the plan! Our border crossing into Bosnia and Herzegovina and then back into Croatia (lasting about 20/30 mins) was without incident. We then deviated from the plan (ok my idea) and that delayed our journey considerably. Because of the time we had lost we decided to bypass Split in favour of finding our accommodation in Trogir. Entered our address into the GPS....and it took us somewhere completely different! Tried again and the GPS turned itself off! So we turned here and turned there and stopped to ask directions to discover we were 3 doors away from our accommodation 😊 Happy again! By now it is 6pm - sometimes you get days like that. On the bright side some breathtaking scenery along the coastal road. Al did a great job driving too. Thanks! Yet to explore Trogir so all for now.Read more

  • Day19

    Heading out of Cavtat

    July 6, 2017 in Bosnia and Herzegovina ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    Picked up a hire car this morning to drive north. Al did a champion job driving a manual left hand drive! Managed to stay on the right side of the road. More amazing coastal scenery. Boarder crossing into 🇧🇦 Bosnia & Herzegovina ( Evie- new country to pin on your map!) then headed north again looking down on lush green farming valleys. Such a contrast to the starkness of the rocky mountains.Read more

  • Day72

    Bosnia & Herzegovina

    October 10, 2016 in Bosnia and Herzegovina ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Stopped off for a night in Neum to tick Bosnia off the list! Turned out to be the friendliest place, our host did all our washing (for free), cooked us amazing pancakes for breakfast and gave us a free lunch to take on our way.

    The coastal road was a dream and the highlight came when a random man flagged us down and proceeded to empty his crate of satsumas into our trailer.Read more

  • Day8

    Sarajevo by foot

    July 13, 2017 in Bosnia and Herzegovina ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Beautifull stories about a community with mixed cultures and religions living not just side by side but as close friends. After the assasination of Franz Ferdinand different oppinions about the muderer got along. During WWII Muslims saved the lives of Jewes. After the siege in the 90's no hade between Bosnians and Serbs is to find. This city seems so peacefull. No wonder it is called the European Jerusalem.
    At night the streets changes completely: people everywhere, the bars are full, and loud pop music is making the soundtrack. It is hard to find a place with a proper drink; it's beer and coffee one can get in this city.
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  • Day9

    Childhood War Museum

    July 14, 2017 in Bosnia and Herzegovina ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Long and yet a great day covering the entire emotion scale. We started out at the childhood war museum reading about, well, childhood in Bosnia in the 90's. Beautifull and scary stories about making the way through life despite the war. The afternoon was all about Turkish coffee, relaxing in the park and finding our way to the train leaving this amazing city. We kinda wanted to stay one more day, but we ended up leaving anyway. Night in Mostar. Beautifull town with a great social hostel and dinner including a free rakija. Ended up as a fun evening! We even got to talk Danish a bit since the hostel was full of Danes.Read more

  • Day10

    Mostar

    July 15, 2017 in Bosnia and Herzegovina ⋅ 🌬 25 °C

    Crazy men jump 22 meters from an old bridge into the river for money. That's pretty much what happens here. We didn't go to the waterfalls because it's a tourist trap and super expensive. I would have wanted to see it though, and to swim in the lakes. But instead we got to spend some cozy time by the river and in the town. Marks from the war is a lot more visible here than in Sarajevo which makes it both scary and beautifull to walk the streets. At least those without all the souvenir shops.
    Our last night in Bosnia Herzegovena was spend at a good restaurant right next to the river coloured by the sunset followed by a walk through a ghosty city to the sniper tower. Just as creapy as it sounds!
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  • Day3

    War Stories

    August 7, 2017 in Bosnia and Herzegovina ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    I've now arrived to Sarajevo, which has quiet a unique charme. Although the historic center is well restored and bustling with restaurants, cafes, handicrafts and baklava stores, the second you turn into a side street you can't deny the presence of war reminders on every corner.
    During a walking tour, I was explained some details of the war (which however are still a bit confusing). In principle, after Bosnia and Herzegovina had sought independence from Yugoslavia, the Bosnian Serbs tried to split from the rest of the country (i.e. the Muslim Bosniaks and the orthodox Croats), which resulted in 44 months of war. The Serbs now have their own administrative level, and together with the national, regional and cantonwise administration levels Bosnia now has a lot more politicians than necessary for a country of 4 million people. Maybe that's why after more than 20 years the economy still is vastly affected by the war aftermath: there is just no way to efficiently organize a country on so many levels and in the presence of corruption.
    On the pictures I posted, there are some remainders of the war period: a Sarajevo Rose (in places where people have been killed by shell explosions, the impact point is filled with red paint), shell holes in a house wall and a memorial to the 160 children killed in the war.
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  • Day4

    Olympic memories

    August 8, 2017 in Bosnia and Herzegovina ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    I didn't have very specific plans as to what to do today, so I joined Majo and Carla to the old bob sled that has been used for the Olympic winter games in 1984. It doesn't really look impressive at first sight, but imagining that it was actually used for Olympia is pretty weird, especially looking at it now.
    Also walking back the 6 km back to the hostel through the steep hills of Sarajevo was worth the trip, allowing for great views over the city. However, we were happy that we didn't also walk up there, because in addition to a hard ascent on a hot day we would probably have gotten lost.
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  • Day5

    Sarajevo Historic Center

    August 9, 2017 in Bosnia and Herzegovina ⋅ ☀️ 36 °C

    On my last day in Sarajevo, I did another walking tour, this time trough the historic center and covering what happened before the war. From the ottoman founders over the communist Jugoslawien regime and the short Austrian-Hungarian period till the assassination of Franz Ferdinand, in between the orthodox and roman-catholic churches as well as countless mosques, Neno gave us a really good overview.
    You can still see many of the original influences: the whole town is full of baklava and Turkish silverware, not to start about all the covered-up women in the streets. Even the name of Sarajevo comes from the Turkish word for palace. After the war, Turkey and Greece donated money for the reconstruction of the mosques and orthodox churches, respectively.
    Although I'm slowly getting used to it, it keeps striking me not to understand a word of what is spoken. I tried to learn the most basic words in Serbian, but except for Hello and Thanks I wouldn't even know when to apply them... You kind of want to know what you say yes or no to.
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  • Day7

    Mostar Impressions

    August 11, 2017 in Bosnia and Herzegovina ⋅ 🌬 36 °C

    The pictures here are a bit of a collection of different days in this micro town.
    The night shots are from my first evening, when I went up the “sniper tower“ with a couple of people. In reality it's an abandoned bank building that was used by snipers during the war. Nowadays, some tourists climb up the naked stairs to have a view from the rooftop. Entering this building that is covered in broken glass and fallen rocks at night by climbing over the walls, and especially imagining what happened here 20 years ago, was one of the creepiest experiences of my life, but definitely worth doing.
    The sandwich on the next picture is only one example for the delicious and creative breakfasts we got every morning at the hostel, individually prepared for each guest once they woke up.
    The rest are some images of the town on my last day, including the old bridge, where people jump 24 meters deep into the 7° cold Neretva river and a fountain at one of the mosques. I didn't really do much more this day, it was just way too hot. The 45° in combination with the tour the day before made me incredibly sleepy, such that I only walked around a bit and had some ice cream. Later, I met with the English guys for refreshing beer and dinner. It turned out that I should probably spend my whole life with only a few marks left in my pocket - I didn't spend a cent the whole day but lived in luxury, being paid more things than I'd even wanted.
    Then it was time to say goodbye to Bosnia. It may not be the country with most places to visit or the easiest accessibility, but it's absolutely worth going. Especially it's multi-ethnic character makes it very different from most countries I've seen so far - and I'll really miss the chanting prayers from the minarets at every corner.
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