Sarajevo Photo Tour + Giveaway

Sarajevo, Bosnia
Sarajevo was on my list for years. I’ve studied Slavic Studies when I was young, naïve, and fond of multicultural communities. I started experimenting with European solo travel back then. The Bosnian capital was always on my radar, but I never ended up going. I just couldn’t find a good deal. I saved it for later.
Sarajevo
The dream trip to Bosnia has finally happened this fall. I found a scandalously cheap first minute ticket via Istanbul. It was one of these flights that you just have to book. So I did. I’m not that young anymore, but I’m still naïve, and fond of multicultural communities, their past and present, their traditions and their scars. I was ready for anything.
Sarajevo, Bosnia
Sarajevo didn’t disappoint. I will tell you more. Sarajevo impressed me, and easily made it to the list of my favorite cities. It won’t be the most developed city you’ve ever visited. It certainly won’t be the richest. It’s not easy. It exhausts you, but it’s worth it. There is a reward in the end.
Sarajevo, BiH

The war scars will still be visible; you will notice them at every corner. Don’t try to ignore them, make an effort to learn the lesson they are trying to teach you. Go and explore the multicultural face of the city.

Sarajevo is the only city in the world where you still can walk through Austro-Hungarian Empire and Ottoman Turkey at the same time. It will be oriental and familiar. It will make you repeat the obscure facts you’ve learnt at high school. It will show you that a cohabitation of different ethnicities and faiths is still possible in Europe, even after a tragic war that torn Yugoslavia twenty years ago. Even after a Siege of Sarajevo also known as the longest siege in modern history. If you get tired of the overwhelming past, you can go up the hills to chase the haunting remnants of Winter Olympic Games that were organized in Sarajevo in 1984. I really think that an abandoned bobsleigh track on a slope covered with forest is a fascinating day trip option. I could cross borders to do it. Would you do, too?

Sarajevo, Bosnia
Sarajevo is where East and West meet. You should join them over a cup of hot, strong coffee. I’ve put together a collection of my favorite photos. I took them as I was walking through the city. I hope they will inspire someone to visit Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Eternal Flame, Sarajevo

Do you enjoy city breaks? If you follow my journeys and this blog, you know I’m a big fan. If you read this post, my guess is that you might be one, too. That’s why I’ve partnered with GPSmyCity to help you plan your next urban adventure. Enter the giveaway, and win an access to one of the best travel apps available for iOS devices. I’ll have a free city app for the first 20 readers to enter the contest.

What to do to win? Comment on this post! Let me know what your next urban destination is and name one reason why you are excited to go there. The list of cities covered by GPSmyCity guides is available at www.gpsmycity.com. Visit the website to learn more about these great apps!

While you think of your favorite city breaks and travel apps that make them easier, let me show you more of Sarajevo.
Urban Sarajevo
Sarajevo, BiH
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Bosnia
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Sarajevo
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Sarajevo, Bosnia
Sarajevo, Bosnia
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Sarajevo, Bosnia
Sarajevo, Bosnia
Sarajevo, Bosnia
Sarajevo, Bosnia
Sarajevo, Bosnia
Sarajevo, Bosnia
Sarajevo, Bosnia
Sarajevo, Bosnia
Sarajevo, Bosnia
Sarajevo, Bosnia
Sarajevo, Bosnia
Sarajevo, Bosnia
Sarajevo, Bosnia
Sarajevo, Bosnia
Sarajevo, Bosnia
Sarajevo, Bosnia
Srebrenica
Street Art in Bosnia

Srebrenica Exhibition, Sarajevo

Srebrenica Exhibition, Sarajevo
Srebrenica Exhibition, Sarajevo
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Street Art in Bosnia
The Tunnel of Hope
The Tunnel Museum
Sarajevo, Bosnia
Sarajevo, Bosnia
Sarajevo, Bosnia
Boblsleigh track in Sarajevo
Boblsleigh track in Sarajevo
Boblsleigh track in Sarajevo
Thank you for taking this tour with me. Which photo is your favorite?

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