Hotel Old Town
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... lighter or shot glass.
We visited the nearby Kravice Waterfalls next. Again, recent downpours have changed the landscape significantly. We didn’t see the gentle streams flowing into an inviting swimming lake. Instead, we were treated to a restaurant under a foot of water being feed by a gushing flow of silt filled water covering the path and road. We eventually made it to our destination Mostar and stayed with our newest ...
... everyone just got off while we sat there... because we had absolutely no idea what was going on. Luckily one of the passengers spoke good English and told us the bus was kaput and we had to get off and wait for another bus to be sent for us. Ah the unspoken joys of travelling.
We had a bit of time to kill so I went into the petrol station to get a sandwich and snacks for our lunch on the side of the road. Bosnian gas station sandwich wasn't great... just a general ...
... to calm and collect your thoughts. As fun as visiting Sarajevo is, it can be mentally and emotionally exhausting - so much tragic history has transpired here that at some point, you need a fun diversion for a short time, to digest all that you have just learned about the cruel depths of depravity that humankind is capable of inflicting on others.
Beyond the teas, shisha, drinks, and desserts we had today, ...
... war everywhere, the city is rebuilding. We went to a new modern mall where Olivia and Elias played in a jungle gym, and Elias and Alex got their hair cut by two hipster hairdressers.
Later that night Elias became ill with a fever and stomachache, and we spent the better part of the next two days in the hostel. The staff at the Travellers Home Hostel was amazingly kind, even giving Elias chicken soup.
Alex and I took turns visiting Gallery 11/7/1995, ...
... and his wife Sophie were assassinated. This event sparking World War I. We also saw the very old and dilapidated electric trams. They were the first electric trams in Europe. Apparently an electric tram service was planed for Viena and the designers wanted to try their design before installing it, so they chose Sarajevo as the test city. We then hopped on a bus and toured the outer parts of the city as Ilda described the sites we passed. She pointed out the ...