Bosnia and Herzegovina
Vidikovac

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  • Day11

    Sie haben den Klappstuhl ausgegraben!

    September 1, 2019 in Bosnia and Herzegovina ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Wir hatten abends im Hotel einen Schotten getroffen, der in Glasgow lebt, monatsweise in Sarajevo arbeitet und dabei einen Haufen Knete verdient. Er meint, wenn seine Familie mitmachen würde, würde er sofort herziehen. Ihn stört, dass man mit Sarajevo nur den Krieg verbindet, obwohl der doch so lange her ist und sich seitdem eine Menge geändert hat. Das wäre ja so, als würde man wegen des Krieges nicht nach Vietnam fahren...

    Der gute Schotte meinte auch, die Bob-Bahn der Olympischen Winterspiele 1984 (die gestrige Tagesaufgabe) wäre gar nicht weit entfernt und leicht zu finden. Also brachen wir heute frohen Mutes in die angegebene Richtung auf. Nach dreimaligem Anhalten und Nachfragen und fast einer kompletten Runde um den Trebević-Berg hatten wir sie dann auch schon gefunden... (Auf unserer Irrfahrt sahen wir aber, was die Leute hier sonntags so machen: Sie gehen mit Klappstühlen in den Wald. Offensichtlich gehört hier zu einem Picknick auch eine vernünftige Sitzgelegenheit!)

    Nach dem ersten Foto-Stop an der Bob-Bahn wollte Liese allerdings die darauffolgende Steigung nicht mehr hoch, so dass wir wieder einmal anhalten und die Benzinpumpe kühlen mussten. Immerhin ließ sich die Wartezeit gut nutzen, um die Gegend zu erkunden. Aber nicht abseits der Wege - angeblich könnten hier immer noch Landminen im Wald liegen (gruselig).

    Vom Berg runter hat man einen grandiosen Blick über Sarajevo im Tal, und eine Seilbahn gibt es auch. Ich fühlte mich ein wenig an Skopje erinnert, nur dass die Seilbahn hier niegelnagelneu ist und alles daran blitzt und blinkt. Außerdem ist die Attraktion hier kein riesiges Kreuz (wäre wahrscheinlich auch ein super Ort dafür...), sondern eine verfallene Bob-Bahn, die man in Deutschland aus Sicherheitsgründen schon längst eingezäunt und abgesperrt hätte. (Wie Ronan so schön sagte: "Brandschutz!")

    Nach der obligatorischen halben Stunde war Liese dann auch wieder willens, anzuspringen, und so konnte die Fahrt weitergehen. Erstmal zurück nach Sarajevo und dann weiter Richtung Mostar. Und gerade, wenn man wirklich nicht mehr an den Krieg denkt, kommt man tatsächlich an Hochhäusern mit verdammten Einschusslöchern vorbei...
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  • Day11

    Bobbahn in Sarajevo aus 1984

    September 1, 2019 in Bosnia and Herzegovina ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Nachdem wir uns am Vortag die Skisprungschanze angesehen hatten, die zu den Olympischen Winterspielen 1984 errichtet wurde, nutzten wir den heutigen Vormittag, um auch die ehemalige Bobbahn zu besuchen, die langsam von der Natur zurückerobert wird. Dazu ging’s aus der Stadt mit dem Lift auf den Berg Trebević (1629 m).Read more

  • 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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  • Day219

    Sarajevo

    November 8, 2017 in Bosnia and Herzegovina ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

    We left at around 11 this morning - first grabbed breakfast in old town at the place we ate at yesterday.

    I made a point of having a look at the main green topped fountain today as we passed as it's on like every magnet and obviously the symbol of the city.

    Today's walk nearly killed us.

    It was 5km to get there but it was vertical the whole way. We literally climbed a mountain.
    We were dying and had a break every street.
    I genuinely can't believe how steep it was.
    I tried to capture it with my phone but it didn't work.
    It was as steep or steeper than the street I drove down on the way to Wills - just past the hospital.
    But 5 KILOMETERS LONG 😭😭😭 the views were lovely though ( I noticed this on the way back down - on the way up we were busy hyperventilating 😂)
    We started walking through farms and ended on mud tracks due to the rain last night.

    We spotted a few of the old ski lifts on the way.

    Skipping the constant complains and woeful cries from both of us... we found the start 😭😭😭😭🎉🎉🎉🎉

    We had a celebratory 10 minute break haha

    Will ran up to the luge start - it was too high for me - I didnt risk trying in case I fell back down onto the piles of glass so I just watched him. He made it first try. 👏🏼👏🏼 only just.. 😝

    He walked down that and I walked down the bobsled track until our tracks met up.

    The track was so so so so cool. Completely covered in graffiti which made it look awesome. We walked down the entire track and took heaps of photos. Some of the trek had bullet holes in it. The walls on the straights weren't as high as I thought they would be.
    It was so cool to imagine the Olympics here and how different it would have been (1984 Winter Olympics)
    It was fun imagining everything from how the competitors felt to the spectators watching from the Sides.

    We saw a few others people exploring too but everyone always stayed on set paths because there could be unexplored Land mines in the forrests.

    There were destroyed buildings at the finish line which we had a look around and I popped a squat in because I was busting!!! Hahah leaving my mark in history 😬

    Walking back down the hill Will kept slipping in the mud.

    We came across 2 more bullet hole covered buildings we had agreed to explore on the way back down.

    They had graffiti too.
    Will checked all the holes for old shell casings. The second building was a mess. A bomb must have hit. We went in and explored. Everything was shattered.

    Back down the hill. So steep it hurt our knees stopping ourselves from falling. I did land on my ass once though lol

    There was a massive old landslide in the distance.
    Because we were above the city, looking down was so cool! All the houses are slightly different colours. It's wonderful
    Walk walk walk. We were much quicker in this direction hahah

    MADE IT THANK HEAVENS.

    We walked though many cemeteries - not sure if they are from the war cause literally everyone died 1996/97

    Home woohoo we both showed because we were saturated.

    We went out for burgers for dinner.

    It was happy hour so we got double drinks. My pina coladas were amaxinggggghh

    So tired! Lol

    The music from the bar is so bloody annoying! Trying to read again and I can't concentrate.

    The girl in our room left so we are by ourselves now. The worker hadn't been here today so I think, unless someone is in the other dorm and very quite. The entire building is ours.
    I'll still be locking the toilet door.

    I really like Bosnia. It rates very high on my list.
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