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?
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