Published: May 29th 2012January 9th 2012
Considering that I was travelling through Eastern-Europe in the middle of winter, I should really be quite grateful that it wasn't until I arrived in Sarajevo that I actually had to deal with snow. Luckily the snow on the main streets of Sarajevo wasn't that high and my lack of preparation for winter conditions in the middle of winter, wasn't to catch me out too badly...
The two main things that I remember from my trip to Sarajevo are the magical old town and walking accross the bridge where WW1 is said to have been triggered after, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie the Duchess of Hohenberg were assassinated on it.
Another city with a few series of books worth of history to read up on - the evidence of its recent bloody past is easy to find. I did not have the opportunity to talk to any locals in-depth while there, but I got the impression that it is a city on the move and determined to shake off the ghosts of its past.