A little fact for those who don’t know: I was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina in ’92. My family eventually left and moved to Germany, before coming to Australia where we’ve lived for almost 20 years.
I’ve only been back to Bosnia a total of three times, and this includes my short 3-day trip a few weeks ago. And, despite knowing local favourites from a lifetime’s worth of family stories, I want to visit them for myself first. So instead of creating a guide for you, I’ve organised this post as a travel diary because I’m still yet to fully experience the country, but have been able to taste it’s beauty.
These photos were taken in Baščaršija, as well as Kravice Falls (a stunning waterfall you can also swim in) and Mostar at night. I hope you enjoy this little snippet of what Bosnia has to offer, and that it sparks a curiosity in you to visit too. I’ll share a lot more of it with you one day soon. ☺️
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With really limited time, all we got to do in Sarajevo is walk through Baščaršija in the evening and get a feel for it. I loved wandering through the cobblestoned streets, seeing cafe’s open late, and the whole city buzzing on a weeknight. There’s a lot of things I wish we made time for here, but one of them is having pita in the city that makes it the best. To make up for it, we ate pita every day for the rest of the trip 😉
On route at 7am to Mostar via the train. Stunning, stunning views the entire way. The train was big, modern (with wifi) and super comfortable. Note: apparently you can wind down the windows too – something I wish I had known because most of my photos had a reflection 🤦🏽♀️
We arrived in Mostar at 9am, and after spending some time with my relatives and Grandma, we set off for Kravice Falls with my cousins. Later on in the trip we also visited Krka Falls in Croatia, but Kravice remains my favourite. It wasn’t packed (while Krka had close to 10,000 people there), and we swam and rock climbed up the waterfall for hours. Sitting in the rock pools nestled in between a waterfall is another kind of feeling, and it’s a day that I’ll never forget.
We ended our day back in Mostar with a walk through the Old Town, across Stari Most (Old Bridge), and a popular Shisha Bar decked out in tapestries and lanterns for celebratory drinks. We were up and out of the country early the next morning but I’ll be back before you know it.