Saturday, April 28, 2007

Sarajevo, Bosnia

Another scenic ride through North-Western Montenegro and onto the unpaved mountain roads of Bosnia and a few hours later we arrived in the Bosnian capital city of Sarajevo. Daniel and I both agreed after a little time there that it was one of our favourite cities visited thus far. The city has a great energy to it, an interesting mix of Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian architecture,
an evident arts scene and a resilience that we both found to be amazing. Walking the city you were reminded constantly of the recent genocide that befell them. There are spontaneous cemeteries everywhere - in people's backyards, in parks - and bullet holes can be found on most buildings.

Despite this constant reminder of the atrocities they had to endure only 10 or so years ago, the city is alive with people laughing, drinking coffee and getting on with their lives.

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