So here it is, the final glimpse of my trip to Sarajevo. Please note, I didn’t take my “big camera” with me on this occasion, preferring instead to try to blend in. What I didn’t anticipate was that cameras appear to be the status symbol of choice here, and everyone but everyone has one slung around their neck!
A few little Sarajevo tips before the Photo Essay commences!… :
What to avoid: Going into religious buildings without the correct attire obviously. Too much baklava, you will get a tummy ache.
What not to worry about: Safety. Not at any time did I feel unsafe or intimidated, even wandering lonely streets at ungodly hours. Do keep personal belongings close in crowded areas, but this is no different to any city really.
What to bring : Plenty of change! Honestly, at times it seems like there really is no change to be had here, and if you pay in a note larger than 200 BAM (around 10 Euros) you will send people scurrying from door to door to find some, leaving you feeling very guilty!
What to buy: Lokum, spices, beautiful scarves, metal ware (including coffee pots!)!
What to eat: Burek, cevapi, baklava, lokum, the lovely tea, strong coffee, and an amazing yoghurt drink topped with cinnamon (the name of which escapes me)!
What to do next: Book your flights! Enjoy!