And a city is reborn

Trip Start Jan 17, 2007
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Trip End Aug 29, 2007


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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

We have made our way to the capital of Bosnia-Hercegovina, Sarajevo....
And lucky for us, the rain decided to join us!  Not joking it more or less never let up!
We toured around the city and inevitably returned to our room to dry off and regain feeling in our limbs :p
Points of interest in the city:  We saw the spot where the WWI started, where the Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie were assassinated...
Some beautiful mosques...in fact our hostel is located right in the old Turkish district and so morning, noon and night (total of 5 times a day) we can hear the call to prayer, from about 3 different mosques :p
The Turkish Bazaar, Bashcharshiya (I'm writing it how it is pronounced, because the right letters don't appear on the keyboard...) is great for touring around and people watching...
The people here are very respectful and welcoming...
It's a lovely city and apparently, Bosnia-Hercegovina is the third fastest growing tourism country...
The city itself is primarily in the latin alphabet, however when we went to the Lukavica bus station, to go to Belgrade, all the signs were in Cyrillic!
Tidbit:  Some beggar children were asking us for money at the Lukavica bus station and after Cambodia and the fact that I'm travelling for a hell of a long time, I decided to forgo parting with my funds...instead I gave each of the kids a bouncy ball...the first one caught it fine, but the second boy was smaller and he didn't grab it in time and it hit him in the eye!  My charity backfired a bit!  Oops
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