Sarajevo, the capitol of Bosnia.
Sarajevo, or just Bosnia in general really had a different vibe than anywhere else I have been in Europe and it might have to do with the fact that they call Sarajevo the Jerusalem of Europe. I have never seen so many Mosques and Churches and Synagogue in one place. And with that came a feeling of a place much older than the rest of Europe.
Of course Sarajevo might ring a bell to you history buffs as it is also the city where the 1914 assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand took place, an event that sparked World War I. We were lucky enough to have a very good, enthusiastic guide with us to tell us how the assassination unfolded, and it was here, just on this bridge that Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sofia were assassinated.
our tour guide was able to point us in the direction of local food and which restaurants to try. We of course went to one to try more cevapi, however this time, the dish came up short. They did not serve it with the ajvar spice/sauce we were use to in Mostar and when we asked for it, they seemed confused what we were asking for. It just wasn’t up to par of the restaurant we had visited in Mostar.
We also visited a location coffee/cake shop which served typical Bosnian coffee and cakes. I cannot remember the name of the cakes they served, but they were extremely sugary. As for the coffee, I usually don’t like coffee, but i was curious to try it and I was very surprised by the flavours, I actually enjoyed it!
We didn’t have too much time here, but the time that we did have was enough to get a feel for the city and it’s unique culture.