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Sarajevo, Bosnia

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After a lengthy trip from Melbourne via Singapore and then 8 hours in Dubai's airport, I finally found myself in Europe. Even though this could also be classified as a stop-over, I made the most of my 2 days in Sarajevo despite the constant rain!

It's a relatively small capital city surrounded by mountains. It's a religious melting pot with large Catholic and Orthodox cathedrals, synagogues, mosques and more. It's a fascinating city and easy enough to explore on foot.

I mixed it with the locals at a bustling restaurant called Dzenita and enjoyed a tasty traditional Bosnian stew called Bosanski Lonac, followed by wandering the streets to check out the sights.

  • Mostar - A swooping arch bridge that was originally built in the 1500's. It's an engineering marvel and a UNESCO World Heritage site famed for people who dive off the top.
  • Jajce - An impressive 21m-high waterfall by Jajce's castle-crowned Old Town.
  • Trebinje - A scenic a tiny walled Old Town flanked by a leafy market square.

The host of my accommodation at Residence Rooms, was kind enough to take me back to the airport and filled me in on some of his experiences during the harrowing war Bosnian citizens endured during the 1990's.

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Posted by TheNomadWay.com 17:00 Archived in Bosnia And Herzegovina

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