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Bosnia: Sarajevo, Day 1

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Two and a half hour road from Mostar to Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, goes alongside of the river, vineyards, olive gardens and through mountains and a forest. It was snowing in some parts which made the view of snow beside spring blossoms interesting. Winter was back in Bosnia for a day.

Bus ticket was 20 Bosnian mark or around €10, which was a little pricy.

A friendly conversation about Bosnia with 17-year-old Amin made the ride even more pleasant. Amin was a madrasa (religious high school) student.

Road from Mostar to Sarajevo

Road from Mostar to Sarajevo

Road from Mostar to Sarajevo

Road from Mostar to Sarajevo

Road from Mostar to Sarajevo

Road from Mostar to Sarajevo

A village on the side of road from Mostar to Sarajevo

A village on the side of road from Mostar to Sarajevo

I had booked Haris hostel in a hurry. It was 15 minutes from the old town. It was 18 Bosnian marks for a bed and wasn’t a very clean place.

Haris hostel's kitchen in Sarajevo

Haris hostel's kitchen in Sarajevo

Haris hostel

Haris hostel

I left my backpack in hostel and went to old town which is called Baščaršija. Sarajevo city tour begins at 4:30pm everyday. Starting point is in front of Latin Bridge and the tour guide is a nice man called Ziyad. According to Ziyad he is the only one having an official tourism guide license from the former Yugoslavia. A communist and a Muslim who still misses good old days of Tito, leader of Yugoslavia.

Ziyad’s city tour was excellent mixed with his old memories of Sarajevo. He kept swearing at himself and “his country’s stupid political system”. 😂

Sarajevo view from Yellow Bastion

Sarajevo view from Yellow Bastion

Flowers in Sarajevo cemetery were also surprised by the snow in spring

Flowers in Sarajevo cemetery were also surprised by the snow in spring

A nice café in Sarajevo

A nice café in Sarajevo

Sarajevo was the first city in Europe to have tram. Around 100 years go, with horses of course

Sarajevo was the first city in Europe to have tram. Around 100 years go, with horses of course

Baščaršija square

Baščaršija square

Ziyad our Sarajevo city tour guide

Ziyad our Sarajevo city tour guide

Serbian Orthodox church and Peace Statue

Serbian Orthodox church and Peace Statue

Chicken steak with vegetables in a good restaurant, 13 Bosnian marks

Chicken steak with vegetables in a good restaurant, 13 Bosnian marks

Copperware, specially these Bosnian coffee making tools, are among Sarajevo souvenirs

Copperware, specially these Bosnian coffee making tools, are among Sarajevo souvenirs

After having dinner with a Norwegian friend whom I got to know during the city tour, I went back to Haris hostel. There was a shortcut through the cemetery but is was a little scary. 😈

Scary night in Sarajevo cemetery

Scary night in Sarajevo cemetery

Baščaršija square at night

Baščaršija square at night

Sarajevo at night

Sarajevo at night

Playing chess with not so small pieces 😅

Playing chess with not so small pieces 😅

Travel date: Spring 2017

احمد خانی

Ahmad Khani Iranian backpacker and travel lover

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