Snapshots from Sarajevo

Sarajevo, Bosnia

We have been in Sarajevo (the capitol city of Bosnia & Herzegovina) during the last few days, sleeping off our jet lag and strolling around this fascinating city. See more snapshots taken during our leisurely wanderings below.

Sarajevo, Bosnia

Sarajevo is true cultural crossroads, with historical influences from the Byzantine and Ottoman empires to the east and the empires of Rome, Venice, and Vienna to the west. Here you can find churches, mosques, and synagogues all in the same square! The old town has a distinctly Turkish feel to it, with narrow alleys full of small coffee shops, hookah bars, and copper goods; and then within one block the city transforms into a more typical western European city with its taller buildings, fancy store fronts, and extensive outdoor cafes and nightclubs.

Sarajevo, Bosnia

The Martyrs’ Memorial Cemetery Kovaci, one of numerous cemeteries in Sarajevo for over 11,000 people who were killed during the siege of Sarajevo from 1992-1995.

Sarajevo, Bosnia

A professional bubble maker entertains some children on the streets of the old town.

Sarajevo, Bosnia

Today we picked up our rental car, stocked up on food, and tomorrow he head to the mountains!

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