Epic European Cycle : 2015-10-10 : To Sarajevo

Type Name Service Provider Origin Destination Cost Notes Actions
Bus Dubrovnik to Sarajevo CentroTrans Dubrovnik Sarajevo $74.00
Type Name Description Service Provider Cost Kms To Date Total Notes Actions
Sight See Sarajevo Rose $0.00
Sight See Franz Ferdinand Assassination Location $0.00
Type Name Service Provider Confirmation Location Cost Notes Actions
Pension Guest House Toplik Booking.com Sarajevo $101.00 Three nights
Toplik br. 5 71000 Sarajevo
Amar is amazing. Very knowledgeable and helpful... in fact, above and beyond helpful. WiFi is strong and the property is nice, clean and comfortable. Convenient to downtown core.
5km from bus depot (although Amar solved that problem by picking us up in the rain). Taxis in Sarajevo are challenging and difficult, but again, Amar solved that problem for us too by driving us to the airport early in the morning!

Trip Log

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There are lots of buses in Croatia which offer free WiFi. Unfortunately, none of those busses are ones we've taken. Sigh.
I really didn't expect the drive inland to Sarajevo to be so scenic. It was absolutely beautiful, in spite of the rain. Almost like driving through the Okanagan. Rolling green mountain after rolling green mountain. Wow!
We REALLY hit the jackpot with the place that we're staying. It is costing us only about $100CAD for three nights, it is nice and clean, has strong WiFi, and is extremely convenient to the interesting areas of Sarajevo. The best part, though, is our host, Amar. He e-mailed offering to pick us up at the bus station today. Normally I wouldn't - it wouldn't be a problem for us to walk the 5km, but it was raining so I took him up on it. He picked us up, brought us to the property, and says he'll also drive us to the airport for our plane to Turkey on Tuesday morning! WOW!!
Sarajevo is the perfect stop-over on our way from Croatia to Turkey. I didn't expect it to be so significantly different from Croatia, but it really is. It has a real eastern look and feel about it. It's great to have the opportunity to ease into eastern culture before we tackle a new language. Not that we're such experts at Serbo-Croatian, but it is at least familiar.
Two points of interest for us in Sarajevo that we saw tonight: The location of the assassination of Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sofia - the event which started WWI, and a Sarajevo Rose (see link above).