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By this Author: alectrevor

SARAJEVO. BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA.

3nights stay.

On completing my stay in Moster Bosnia Hertzegovina, i took the train along the lovely
scenic route to Sarajevo. This is the capital city. Arriving at Sarajevo dismal station, asked my
way to Hotel Grand. It's discription was " near rail station" I walked the 150m to a rail
level crossing, then the 150m the other side ,back. The outside of the hotel building
was drab, but inside comfy . After settling in i went to reception, the friendly man told
me of a short cut to town. This was, at the other end of the car park was a narrow
path down to the rail tracks at the rear of station. This looked well used. There are
not many trains. -- On my first outing to town i walked., passing the Holiday Inn, famous for
during the Bosnian War, it was the place of International newspaper men. Returning to
the hotel i used the number one tram. Near the rail station front is the Avaz Twist
Tower, 172m high skyscraper. It is Newspaper offices. There are 40 floors with 7 lifts. I took
a lift to the top viewing area.[ The view shows that Sarajevo is in a long valley with
the river Mickjako. The mountains are the Dinaric Alps. From the top i could see my
hotel at the rear of the rail station, with the narrow path clearly shown. The sides
of the river have roads so it is easily walkable, as is the compact city centre.SARAJEVO,  Hotel  Grand,  3  Star,  behind  railway  station.in Muhameda Ef Pandre.  Friendly  staff.

SARAJEVO, Hotel Grand, 3 Star, behind railway station.in Muhameda Ef Pandre. Friendly staff.

SARAJEVO.  Hotel  Grand,  clean  comfy  plain  room.

SARAJEVO. Hotel Grand, clean comfy plain room.

SARAJEVO,  Lounge and  Bar  of  hotel.

SARAJEVO, Lounge and Bar of hotel.

SARAJEVO.   Balcony  of  Grand  Hotel.

SARAJEVO. Balcony of Grand Hotel.

SARAJEVO.  Tram at  rail  station  stop.  I used  route  number 1 to  Bascasija  Square..  The  base of  Twist  tower  can  be  seen  in  picture.

SARAJEVO. Tram at rail station stop. I used route number 1 to Bascasija Square.. The base of Twist tower can be seen in picture.

SARAJEVO.  On  board a  public  tram.

SARAJEVO. On board a public tram.

SARAJEVO,  Rail  Station  front.  Dismal  passenger  hall.

SARAJEVO, Rail Station front. Dismal passenger hall.

SARAJEVO. -- Holiday  Inn. Built  in  1982.      International news  reporters camped in  the  Holiday  Inn during  the Bosnian  War. --Now  hotel  called  Hotel  Holiday.

SARAJEVO. -- Holiday Inn. Built in 1982. International news reporters camped in the Holiday Inn during the Bosnian War. --Now hotel called Hotel Holiday.

SARAJEVO.  -- Avaz  Twist  Tower. 172m  skyscraper  with  40  floors and  7  lifts.  Viewing  platform  at  top..  Building  a  Newspaper  Office,  at  the  front  of  railway  station.

SARAJEVO. -- Avaz Twist Tower. 172m skyscraper with 40 floors and 7 lifts. Viewing platform at top.. Building a Newspaper Office, at the front of railway station.

SARAJEVO.  View  from  top of Twist  Tower,  showing  hotel  Grand  with  car  park,  also  the  path  down  to  the  railway  track.

SARAJEVO. View from top of Twist Tower, showing hotel Grand with car park, also the path down to the railway track.

SARAJEVO..Railway  station on  right.and  Bus  station.at  top .

SARAJEVO..Railway station on right.and Bus station.at top .

SARAJEVO.   View  from  Twist  Tower,  yellow  building  is  Holiday  Inn.

SARAJEVO. View from Twist Tower, yellow building is Holiday Inn.

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SARAJEVO.   Morica Han  historic  place,  now cafes.

SARAJEVO. Morica Han historic place, now cafes.

SARAJEVO.   Tree at Morica  Han.

SARAJEVO. Tree at Morica Han.

SARAJEVO.   Old  town.

SARAJEVO. Old town.

SARAJEVO   Tram  stop  in  city  centre.

SARAJEVO Tram stop in city centre.

SARAJEVO   Turkish  Quarter

SARAJEVO Turkish Quarter

SARAJEVO.    Ali Pasa  Mosque.

SARAJEVO. Ali Pasa Mosque.

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SARAJEVO.  Sebilj  fountain in  old  town  .    From 16th  century.

SARAJEVO. Sebilj fountain in old town . From 16th century.

SARAJEVO.   Both  sides of  the  river  are  walkable.

SARAJEVO. Both sides of the river are walkable.

SARAJEVO.    The  river   Miljacko  flows  through  Sarajevo ,is  very  shallow with tiny  waterfalls.  A small  river  only 21km  long.

SARAJEVO. The river Miljacko flows through Sarajevo ,is very shallow with tiny waterfalls. A small river only 21km long.

SARAJEVO.    Academy of  Fine  Arts,  on  the  banks  of  the  river Miljacko.

SARAJEVO. Academy of Fine Arts, on the banks of the river Miljacko.

SARAJEVO.   Latin  Bridge   " Principov  Most ",, assassnation in June  1914, by  Princip, of Archduke Franz Ferdiand,  which  lead  to  WW1,took  place  near  end  of  bridge.

SARAJEVO. Latin Bridge " Principov Most ",, assassnation in June 1914, by Princip, of Archduke Franz Ferdiand, which lead to WW1,took place near end of bridge.

SARAJEVO.  War  Museum, opposite  Latin  bridge.

SARAJEVO. War Museum, opposite Latin bridge.

SARAJEVO.  City  Hall..  Restoration was  helped  by  Countries  around  the  world.. including  books  for  library.

SARAJEVO. City Hall.. Restoration was helped by Countries around the world.. including books for library.

SARAJEVO.  Sahat Kula.   Old  Clock  Tower.  From  the  16th  century.    30m  high.

SARAJEVO. Sahat Kula. Old Clock Tower. From the 16th century. 30m high.

SARAJEVO.   Sacred  Heart  Cathedral  in  a  small  square,,  largest  cathedral  in  Bosnia.  It  is  the  seat  of  Archbishop.

SARAJEVO. Sacred Heart Cathedral in a small square,, largest cathedral in Bosnia. It is the seat of Archbishop.

SARAJEVO.    Twin  towers  of Sacred  Heart  Cathedral.

SARAJEVO. Twin towers of Sacred Heart Cathedral.

SARAJEVO,   Eternal  Flame,  a  memorial to military  and  civilian victims  of  WW2.,  at  the  end  of  Marsala  tita  street.

SARAJEVO, Eternal Flame, a memorial to military and civilian victims of WW2., at the end of Marsala tita street.

SARAJEVO.   Church  of  the  Nativity.

SARAJEVO. Church of the Nativity.

SARAJEVO.  Cathedral.

SARAJEVO. Cathedral.

SARAJEVO.   Weapon  used  in  assassination.  in  1914.

SARAJEVO. Weapon used in assassination. in 1914.

SARAJEVO.-  Photo  in  museum  of  Princip  the  assassin.

SARAJEVO.- Photo in museum of Princip the assassin.

SARAJEVO.  Svrzo  house.

SARAJEVO. Svrzo house.

SARAJEVO.  Bascarsija  Square. --    I would  call it  Pigeon Square !

SARAJEVO. Bascarsija Square. -- I would call it Pigeon Square !

SARAJEVO.    Centre.

SARAJEVO. Centre.

SARAJEVO  Town  centre.,  near  tram  stop.

SARAJEVO Town centre., near tram stop.

SARAJEVO,  Serbian Orthadox  church To  Archangel Michael  and  Gabriel.--  Open for  visits.

SARAJEVO, Serbian Orthadox church To Archangel Michael and Gabriel.-- Open for visits.

SARAJEVO,  Tower  of Old  Serbian  Orthedox  church,  near  Bascarsita  Square.

SARAJEVO, Tower of Old Serbian Orthedox church, near Bascarsita Square.

SARAJEVO.   View  from  cafe,  looking  across  the  river to  War  Museum,  with  Latin  bridge.

SARAJEVO. View from cafe, looking across the river to War Museum, with Latin bridge.

SARAJEVO.   Brewery  in  old  town.  Built  1882.  Souvenir  shop and  museum  of  artefacts.

SARAJEVO. Brewery in old town. Built 1882. Souvenir shop and museum of artefacts.

SARAJEVO.   Brewery  gates.

SARAJEVO. Brewery gates.

SARAJEVO-     Inside  brewery  pub.  Nice  meals  and  beer.

SARAJEVO- Inside brewery pub. Nice meals and beer.

SARAJEVO  BOSNIA  HERZEGOVINA.

SARAJEVO BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA.

SARAJEVO,BOSNIA  HERZAGOVINA.   Gleaming  white  graves  from  Bosnian  War.

SARAJEVO,BOSNIA HERZAGOVINA. Gleaming white graves from Bosnian War.

SARAJEVO,  BOSNIA  HERZEGOVINA  --  City  Hall.-  First  opened  in 1896. - Home  of  the  National  Library.--  Aug  1992  gutted  by  fire in  the  Bosnian  War.

SARAJEVO, BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA -- City Hall.- First opened in 1896. - Home of the National Library.-- Aug 1992 gutted by fire in the Bosnian War.

SARAJEVO,  BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA.-- One  of  the  bridges  over  the  river.

SARAJEVO, BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA.-- One of the bridges over the river.

SARAJEVO,  BOSNIA  HERZEGOVINA.--i  left  Sarajevo by .train  for  Ploce in Croatia  via  Mostar.       ( I  believe  2021  ,not  to  Ploce.}

SARAJEVO, BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA.--i left Sarajevo by .train for Ploce in Croatia via Mostar. ( I believe 2021 ,not to Ploce.}

I ---- There is an International Airport. The train station is in the northwest of the city. Sarajevo hosted the Winter Olympics in 1984. --The siege of Sarajevo during the Bosnian War , lasted from 5 Apr.1992 to 29 Feb. 1996. { 1,425 days } The longest siege city in modern times. On my visit to Sarajevo , the city centre had been beautifully restored, further out there were still bombed ruins behind advertising boards------- The currency in Sarajevo is the Convertable Mark { Bosnain Mark} Debit and Credit cards may not be accepted outside Sarajevo. -- Bosnia Herzegovina is prone to small earthquakes with little problems. ---- ENJOYED MY STAY IN SARAJEVO.-----PS..Because of a disagreement between Croatia and Bosnia railways, trains services do not cross the border. Train from Sarajevo and Mostar only to Capljina. Bus Capljina to Split takes 6 hours.

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