Sunday, 27 May 2012

Trip to Bosnia

Spent a week in Bosnia with a couple of friends - Wednesday 16 May to Tuesday 22 May - sleeping in Hostel City Center Sarajevo (hcc.ba/sarajevo) the nights we were in Sarajevo and Pansion Villa Sara Mostar (villasara-mostar.com) the nights we were in Mostar. Here's how we spent our time:

Wed 16 afternoon - flew out from London Heathrow (Austrian Airlines).
Wed 16 evening - arrived in Sarajevo via Vienna.
Thu 17 May - visited Travnik and Jajce with our guide Muamer (go2bosnia.com) arranged by Bosnia Travels (bosniatravels.com).
Fri 18 May - walked around and prayed Jumuah in Bascarsija, Sarajevo before catching the evening train to Mostar.
Sat 19 May morning - got the train from Mostar to Blagaj.
Sat 19 May afternoon - arranged a ride from Blagaj to Pocitelj with the help of the Imam at D┼żemat Blagaj (Sultan Sulejman Mosque).
Sat 19 May evening - arranged a ride to get from Pocitelj back to Mostar where we spent the evening walking around and watching the Champions League final.
Sun 20 May - got the morning train back to Sarajevo from Mostar and spent the rest of the day walking up and around the hills surrounding Bascarsija.
Mon 21 May - spent the day cycling around Bjelasnica, the hills where the 1984 Winter Olympics took place.
Tue 22 May - returned to London Heathrow in the late afternoon departing from Sarajevo in the early afternoon and flying (Lufthansa) via Munich.

Total cost of the trip per person was around £450 (£200 return flight, £80 accommodation, £70 for a couple of day tours). Uploaded some pics from the trip to my flickr and youtube accounts.