homes climb the hillside from the center of Pristina like spectators in a stadium

Sarajevo to Pristina by Bus

Sarajevo to Priština by Bus Traveling from Sarajevo to Priština by bus is an adventure in the best of times but in the middle of the winter, all bets are off. There is one bus per day (or should I say ‘night’) connecting Sarajevo with Priština – Europe’s newest capital city. The bus departs from Sarajevo’s main bus station (next to the train station). Because of the quirky border situation between Kosovo and some of[…]

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Some of Sarajevo's trams are new, others are ancient graffitied relics of another age.

Impressions of Sarajevo in the Snow

Impressions of Sarajevo in the Snow As the grey dusk fade into a black night, the lights in the windows of the houses that climb the hillside shine yellow – twinkling like stars in the murky, winter air. The smog is so dense that even on a clear night, the crescent moon looks more like a fuzzy orb hanging like a lamp in the night sky. A collection of young people stamp their feet and[…]

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The Miljacka River under a welcome blue sky after a snowy, winter morning

Photogallery: Winter in Sarajevo

In Sarajevo I expected to find a city forever marred by violent tragedy. I expected to find a place defined by events in history, and the events the world watched unfold in the 1990’s. On my short visit to that beautiful city in the hills I found something very different. I found that Sarajevo is a city with an identity that transcends definitions of history; a city that is so much more than the assassination,[…]

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Compartment with the conductor's hat as I traveled from Zagreb to Sarajevo by Train

Zagreb to Sarajevo by Train

My compartment in the last car of the three car train, smelled of old cigarette smoke. The curtains on the windows were that special shade of yellowish-brown that is only attained through years of sun-bleach and cigarette smoke. I chose a seat by the window and settled in.  The seats in my compartment were blue and stained with a random pattern of black ash streaks. The head-rests were blue too – all except for the[…]

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