Exploring Sarajevo

Sarajevo Travel Blog

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The next day our first destination was the central bus station (it’s next to the train station) to buy bus tickets to Dubrovnik for Judit, Balázs and me for the next day. We could get some discount coz we’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 ’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 didn’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 “song” 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 you’re in Sarajevo don’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. It’s located at the main square. Two guys from the hostel joined us. But couldn’t party that hard coz our bus was leaving early in the morning.

Stigen says:
I like Sarajevo , great going up on the city hill to get some good photoes
Posted on: Oct 01, 2010
Tinktinkie says:
Great blog and very interesting!
Posted on: Apr 21, 2010
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midnight graveyard tour
midnight graveyard tour
main square
main square
begger kid
begger kid
inside the train station
inside the train station
Winter Olympic Games 84
Winter Olympic Games '84
Sarajevo rose
Sarajevo rose
monument to the children killed du…
monument to the children killed d…
shoe-shiner
shoe-shiner
River Miljacka
River Miljacka
the bridge where the archduke Fran…
the bridge where the archduke Fra…
buying fridge magnets
buying fridge magnets
burek
burek
Hostel Ljubicica
Hostel Ljubicica
kitchen in the hostel
kitchen in the hostel
making soup :D
making soup :D
we didnt have a spoon...
we didn't have a spoon...
beeeer!!!
beeeer!!!
Pub Babylon
Pub Babylon
burek with cheese
burek with cheese
Sarajevo
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