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Travbuddy'ing Sarajevo

 

I spent the next two days in Sarajevo just wondering around the city, visiting some great places.

 

 

Here are some things I’ve seen in the Bosnian capital and they’re all worth seeing:

  • The old part of town (Stari Grad) is particularly with oriental and souvenirs shops, taste the local dishes and spend endless hours with cups of coffee/tea and Turkish/Bosnian delight or baklava.
  • Sarajevo's Bascarsija (the main street) with the Sebil (the fountain) and Ferhadija Mosque nearby built in the 16th century
  • National and University Library of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • The Latin Bridge over the river Miljacka - Where World War I started - the place where Franz Ferdinand was assassinated in 1914
  • St.
    Sarajevo Rose
    Anthony's Cathedral (Crkva Sv. Ante), Cathedral Church of the Nativity of the Theotokos and Cathedral of Jesus' Heart
  • Sarajevska Beer Factory and the its stylish factory pub
  • The Sarajevo roses scattered all around the city - concrete scars on pavements caused by mortar shells explosions, later filled with red resin to commemorate people that were killed by them.
  • Careva Dzamija Mosque (built in 1462) - i had the chance to climb in its minaret during the call to prayer.
  • The amazing view of the city from the hills nearby - just remember to stick to paved paths as there are possible land mines unexploded - it’s extimated that are around 600,000 unexploded landmines all over Bosnia. So dont go wondering about in the woods.

 

Tip on food: You’ll have to try cevapcici, burek, kebabs and drink a bonsian style coffee or a cup of tea.

The Latin Bridge over the river Miljacka - Where World War I started - the place where Franz Ferdinand was assassinated in 1914
You can buy spices from the Iranian shops as well. (i'm a 'spice-nut' btw).

 

A great experience that I had and probably never will forget it was when I visited the Careva Dzamija Mosque, built in 1462. It was my first time ever in a mosque and the Hodja, which is something like a preist and keeper of the mosque, took me up in the minaret with him during the call to prayer. So i went up the 138 steps up the minaret and got a 360 view of Sarajevo during the call to prayer and all over the city I could hear other Hodjas making the calling from the minarets.

 

Tip on currency: Bosnian money are named KM (Konvertible Mark) and 1 Euro = 2 KM. Euro is accepted everywhere so you can pay in euros and get the change in KM. Just remember when you leave the country to change back all the KM in whatever currency you need next. I was left with some KM and couldn’t find a place where to change them in Serbia, not even the banks.

 

Also while in Sarajevo I met a fellow travbuddy, Irene, a duch girl based with work in the Bosnian capital. We went out for a chat and a drink and we had a great time. So Irene if you read this thanks very much for showing me around and all the hospitality!

 

 

 

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Travbuddying Sarajevo
Travbuddy'ing Sarajevo
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