An amazing city!
Thanks for the feedback on the blog. This is really a nice way to keep in touch with you all. Today we arrived in Sarajevo. I have to admit that I was hesitant to leave the croatian coast. I was probably even more hesitant to make the journey into Bosnia as I wasn't sure what to expect. The drive from Brela on the coast was quite stunning, mainly through mountains. Arriving in Sarajevo was a little shocking, burnt out buildings and buildings with gun shots. I truly wondered what we had gotten our family in to. Arriving to the old part of the city is both magical and wonderful. We found a hostel in the Austro-Hungarian part of the city and we have just come back from the Turkish part if the city. As most of you know this city has a rich and varied history. This is also a city that is coming to terms with its' past and re- defining itself. If any of you are planning a trip this year or next we strongly encourage you to visit Sarajevo. It is so incredibly rich and dynamic. The restaurant scene is amazing!!!! Having just had 2 weeks in Croatia with only cheese pizza to select from the menu we are so unexpectedly surprised. We just ate at a vegetarian organic restaurant, and not just any vegetarian restaurant. It is part of a collective and Eco village vision. So unexpected!!! Absolutely fabulous!!!
I am really looking forward to tomorrow, I feel great here and so does the rest of the family! The kids think this place is cool - this is truly what traveling is all about ... Discovering the unexpected.
Hello everyone out there in the real world. Woke up this morning and went for a swim in the Med. A long drive through absolutely stunning scenery in Bosnia eventually landed us in Sarajevo. This place is thumping! Dad went from zero to hero as soon as we were unpacked in the hostel. There was a lot of reluctance to leave the beach - not that I blame them as Brela on the Croatian coast is the stuff of which postcards are made. If you've seen a picture of the Croatian coast it was probably taken near where were staying. I will write more about Sarajevo as we discover this city of culture and mystic.