Bosnia and Herzegovina

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  • Day15

    Last Day in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    May 14 in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Words are a weak way to share the experience of visiting Sarajevo. One must come to truly experience and understand, if even to understand even the basics of a very complex and disturbing political failure.

    Through it all those that suffered most have rebuilt with spirit and hope inspite of the leader's efforts to crush both.

    Last picture is a Sarajevo Rose, the red color faded with time, but the artillery shell in the center marks the place where 70+ civilian lives were lost as they gathered to shop for scarce food.Read more

  • Day14


    May 13 in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    We spent the morning touring the old part of Sarajevo. Old is not actually an appropriate description as many old buildings were destroyed or significantly damaged during the Bosnian war that sought the ethnic cleansing and genocide of Bosnian Croats and Bosniacs from 1991 to late 1995.

    Many of the buildings damaged have been repaired but we saw many remaining with bullet pockmarks and crumbled walls where mortars and other artillery shells fell.

    We drank beer at Sarajevo Brewry, founded in 1864. The underground spring beneath the brewery was, for many residents, the only source of water during the 4 year siege and many were killed by snipers and artillery attacks as they sought to fill water containers.

    The population where we are staying is predominantly of a moderate Muslim faith tradition tho there are Catholic, Orthodox and Jewish populations as well.
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  • Day13

    Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

    May 12 in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Long day, bus to Mostar and Sarajevo. Three border crossings - leaving Croatia, entering Bosnia and Herzegovina, leaving Bosnia and Herzegovina and reentering Croatia 12 miles later and then reentering Bosnia and Herzegovina. So many tourust buses meant long waits.

    Now safely tucked in for the night in Sarajevo's Hotel President.

  • Day2

    Tag zwei Bob Track and food

    October 29, 2017 in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Nach der langen Nacht gestern haben wir heute etwas länger geschlafen und sind erst gegen elf nach einem opulenten Frühstück zur Bob Bahn aus den Olympischen Spielen von 1984 gegangen. Eine unspektakulärer Ort der irgendwie doch sehr interessant ist.

  • Day1

    Tag 1 der Abend.

    October 28, 2017 in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Nach der Ankunft erstmal durch die City streunern. Old Town ist zauberhaft, Mischen neben Kirchen, kleine Cafés und und über Grill Restaurants. Nach einem leckeren Mahl ging es abends auf die Piste. Wir haben uns unter anderem für das Underground entschieden wo eine ZZ Top Cover Band gespielt hat. Lustigerweise hat sich rausgestellt das die Jungs nicht nur in unserem Hostel wohnen sondern in unserem Zimmer. So würde ich als guter Freund der Band sogar namentlich genannt und mir zu ehren wurde der Dire Straits Song Money for Nothington gespielt.Read more

  • Day3

    Tag 3 shopping, free City Tour & Sisha

    October 30, 2017 in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Am dritten Tag haben wir es etwas gemütlicher angehen lassen. Nach einem guten Frühstück haben wir uns der Free City angeschlossen wo man einiges über die zauberhafte Stadt Sarajevo lernen konnte. Nach der Tour ein Teechen im Hostel und dann ging es auch schon der Sonne entgegen zum Shopping. Der Mitgebrachte Hunger wurde wieder in einen der vielen sehr guten Restaurants getilgt wonach wir dann zur Friedenspfeife in eine Aisha Lounge gegangen sind. Die dazu gehörige Orangener hat den Abend abgerundet so das wir am Ende des Tages nur noch unsere 2 Liter Flasche Bier hatten die wir genüsslich aus Kaffee Tassen getrunken haben... Sarajevo war jede Minute wert und es fehlt noch einiges was man sehen kann.Read more

  • Day2158

    Bosnien und Herzegowina

    August 9, 2017 in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Nach einigen wahnsinnig tollen Tagen (& vor allem Abenden ;-) in Zepce sind wir gestern in Sarajevo angekommen - ebenfalls der Wahnsinn, erster Eindruck: Berlin des Balkans.
    Bosnien so far: Wahnsinnig schöne Natur, wahnsinnig tolle Menschen & unfassbar gutes, selbst hergestelltes Essen - Bosnien, ihr habt einen Fan mehr

  • Day8

    Sarajevo by foot

    July 13, 2017 in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    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

    Long and yet 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 with a free rakija. Ended up as a fun evening! We even got to talk Danish a bit with some guys at the hostel.Read more

  • Day217


    November 6, 2017 in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Went to the post office this morning and it was issue after issue 🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️
    We first had to open our package - fine, fair enough.
    Then we weren't allowed to send the rakia because they can't send liquids...
    Then we needed to have a Bosnian address????
    Bloody hell.
    This is all happening with a lady who didn't speak a lick of English and had to keep getting s translator.

    We eventually just wrote our Australian address twice and will hope for the best.

    IT COST 75€ 😭😭😭😱😱😱😱😱😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
    Fuck me. This box is ruining my life lol

    But it's gone and on its way now. We are just gonna drink the rakia.

    Our morning adventure made us nearly late for check out. Ran home and pack before the father reappeared and took the keys.
    We went and bought our bus tickets, got brekkie then caught the bus.
    Bus didn't have many people so we got it spread out.

    We napped.

    When we arrived Will was busting for a wee but first had to walk 3km to get to one. I was practically running to keep up with his monster steps.

    Made it 🎉🎉
    It's a new hostel so it's not a great set up but the beds are new and scrumptious.

    We went out and got Bosnian food called Cevapi.
    It was real good and CHEAP 😀
    It's like sausage things that gets served with onions that get put inside bread.

    Pomegranate stands are everywhere - I bought some with our loose change that keeps dropping everywhere. Boys wallets are so stupid not having a zip.

    There is only one other person in our dorm so far and it's 11.15pm so I doubt it's gonna fill up.

    I started reading Sherlock Holmes but there were so many big words in going to have to take my time lol
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