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Travel Times - 22 May 2014
Another (relatively) short, three hour bus ride from Mostar to Sarajevo, Bosnia. After our discussions with Ned (see previous blog - Mostar) little did we know we would be learning about the situation in Sarajevo that mirrored Mostar.
The city is considered one of the …
... have to say that Sarajevo is one of the more interesting places we have visited to date. The mixture of cultures and history make it unique, but we were freezing cold and sick of the cigarette smoke, so we were happy to board a plane back to Turkey. We were supposed to go to Romania first, but we will have to come back another time because we weren’t able to arrange transportation, even after about 10 hours of research online. Oh well, back to ...
... way up. The views were stunning, even more so a little further up, but being hassled by locals i returned to the main viewing point to watch the start of the sunset.
On my walk back down to the city a couple spoke to me in Bosnian, they were shocked to learn i was Australian, apparently I look like a local! They invited me to join them at a bar with local music in the city but instead enjoyed some quiet social drinks with other travelers in the hostel kitchen.
... restaurant in a courtyard with a large tree in it. It felt like being in Turkey as Sarajevo had been part of the Turkish empire 150 years ago. It was surrounded by a shop selling Turkish carpets and clothes. Ed rather liked a carpet but thought Obi and Tibi might have sharpened their claws on it. They walked back to the hotel past a beautiful Mosque with a covered fountain and Turkish style gravestones with hats on the top.
... move from Istanbul to Vienna or vice versa but in Sarajevo itīs enough to make a few steps to the east or to the west!
Nowadays there are 100 mosques, 8 churches and 1 synagogue.
Sarajevo is commonly called European Jeruzalem. It is because many Jews came to Sarajevo during the times of the Ottoman Empire (they were unwanted in the other parts of Europe). The Jewish population before the WWII reached 10,000 but 9,500 died during Nazi occupation and in ...