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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Italia Sarajevo
Good hotel good price. Safe place for bikes. 3 euro with the taxi to downtown.
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... the same on the way down the other side, and climbed about 800metres in 8 kms. Like much of the roading network here, this was primarily a military road, and in fact although started in 1902, it wasn't until WW1 and the arrival of 10000 Russian POWs, that it was finally finished. Interestingly, it was Austrian troops who were guarding them. We had to take a lesson in central europeans politics to get a gasp of who was friendly and who was fighting who, when, and for how ...
... and traps, and villages seemingly built on fields, not a garden nor fence to be seen. Half-built houses were everywhere, possibly a result of the economic crisis, but an attractive countryside to pass through.
So that made our arrival at Sarajevo railway station even more of a shock. It's the scariest railway station I have ever been in. It's grey, featureless apart from the graffiti covering every inch of reachable wall, huge, empty, dim and ...
... the Serb snipers to pick off people running across the tarmac.
If you’re interested in a hilarious (believe it or not) memoir from a journalist living in Sarajevo at that time, I highly recommend John Falk’s “Hello to all of that: A Memoir of Zoloft, War, and Peace.” On page 5, he describes the scene when he arrived at this very airport: “The Egyptian APC arrived. Locked away in its steel belly, we couldn't see anything. The highlight ...
... items such as plates and glasses from the local cafe! A bit of a laugh ... nothing a warm lunch and some Rakij couldn't fix really. One more look at that amazing bridge though (from the safety of the bus!) and it was straight on to Sarajevo.
During the Ottoman Empire the troops of the aforementioned would use Sarajevo as a rest stop between Istanbul (Constantinople) and Vienna...therefore the city is split in half where East meets west. One side ottoman style buildings and ...
... think about how drastically different my life was from 7-11 during these same years.
There are remnants of the siege all over the city from roses of Sarajevo memorials (red paint splashes on the ground where people had been killed) to the more formal memorials. There are also a ton of buildings which have not been repaired. When every single building in the city was damaged in some way, it's a difficult and expensive task to fix them all within 20 years. We saw ...