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... from the ATM, and took a tram to a big cathedral near the hostel. Then we walked up this gargantuan hill to get to the hostel. It was painful but at least we earned the gluttonous lunch we were about to eat.
The hostel was really good—super clean, lots of power outlets, comfortable pillows, and nice people. Our American friend (Rachel) had already booked this hostel when we met her, so we luckily were put in her 4 ...
Our bus ride to Sarajevo from Mostar was rather uneventful considering our previous experiences, it did afford however some fantastic views of the spectacular mountain scenery and exposed some more of the scars left by the war.
Once in Sarajevo we were dropped at the "main"bus station, this was little more than a few run down looking shops a ticket office and some loitering taxi drivers. Rather than trying to get a local bus to the hostel we jumped into one ...
Jason and I booked a tour about the siege of Sarajevo knowing that it was going to be different and not really a tour at all, but we didn't quite know what to expect. The reviews for this "tour" are fantastic and we wanted to experience something different so we booked it. Getting to the personal residence of the tour guide was not as easy as meeting someone somewhere downtown in any city, but we made our way there thanks to google maps and Jason's navigation ...
... to take us all the way to the start of the hike, so we were forced to make a very hot and tiring steep climb before we even started, however, the walk was probably the single biggest highlight of Sarajevo. Starting at a small shack where we rested before we started, we climbed through forests, alpine meadows and along cliff faces until we got to the top of the 100 meter falls, which were spectacular. We then descended down the side of the falls and ...
... had kept him alive. I was drawn to accounts of school, as teachers and children attempted to continue their education at so-called war schools, in cellars or underneath stairs. Funnily enough, we saw a bicycle as a symbol of hope at Mauthausen, and read tales of clandestine schooling in Krakow.
There was also a fascinating account of the work of the International Criminal Tribunal for for Former Yugoslavia ( ICTY ), which has succeeded in arresting all of its suspects ...