Sarajevo Travel Blog› entry 3 of 11 › view all entries
The next day our first destination was the central bus station (itâ€™s next to the train station) to buy bus tickets to Dubrovnik for Judit, BalĂˇzs and me for the next day. We could get some discount coz weâ€™re under 26 and had to pay 79 Convertible Mark for a one-way ticket.
1 euro = 1,9 KM. Euro is accepted everywhere and you get KM or euros or both as change. So it can be really embarrassing when you wanna check if you got the correct amount of money back.
On our way back towards the center we observed the buildings. Almost every one of them is spotted with bullet holes and reminds everyone of the Balkan war (1992-1995) along with the Sarajevo roses (they are scars on the pavement caused by explosion then they got filled with red resin).
I guess the city is still very proud that the â€™84 Winter Olympic Games were held there. You can find fridge magnets, mugs etc. with Vucko, the mascot of the Games.
We went for a walk on the bank of the River Miljacka coz we wanted to see the Latin Bridge where archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated by Gavrilo Princip. (This was the casus belli of WWI.)
Unfortunately we didnâ€™t have enough time to visit the Tunnel Museum. The tunnel was dug by citizens when the Serbian forces were besieging Sarajevo; so food supply etc. could get into the city.
Sarajevo is very diverse when it comes to religion. Muslim, catholic and orthodox people are living in the same city. It was the first time in my life when I heard the â€śsongâ€ť of a muezzin what calls the people to pray. And couple of minutes later the bells of the churches began to ding-dong, too. It was really weird.
If youâ€™re in Sarajevo donâ€™t miss climbing up to the castle coz the view is fantastic from there!
In the evening we went to a rock pub called Babylon. Itâ€™s located at the main square. Two guys from the hostel joined us. But couldnâ€™t party that hard coz our bus was leaving early in the morning.