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Photos: Sarajevo

Monday, October 3rd, 2005

Ok, so I planned to have photo entries here on this website, but to save time, will most likely be hosting them only on Flickr. There’s a link to mine and Bec’s site in the panel on the right, or you can find them right here. You can see pics from Croatia and Sarajevo there now, and hopefully some from the Piltvice Lakes soon

But, as a final photo entry, I’ve got a couple of extras from Sarajevo here.

So, without further ado, from one of the most captivating cities in the world, comes this series of mediocre photos. Lap it up people, it’s the best I could do.

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Bosnia: Bec breaks another Bosnian heart

Sunday, September 25th, 2005

After some amazing days in Sarajevo, Bec and I caught a 10am train to Zagreb. During those amazing days, we did actually manage to work out what curreny they used, a Bosnian Mark, worth a little bit less than an Aussie dollar. But unfortunately, changing Bosnian Mark is a very difficult thing, and we were stuck with the problem of trying to spend every last Mark we had before boarding the train.

At the ticket counter, we were unable to pay in Euros, and didn’t have enough Mark to pay for our two tickets, so we asked the attendant how much the tickets were, and headed to the Bankomat to get the 110 Mark he had indicated we would need. We came back cashed up, and asked for two tickets to Zagreb.

“That’s 89 Mark” replied the attendant.

Uh, we’d just loaded ourselves with 120 of these bloody things, and so afer buying the tickets were stuck with 30 Mark, about 25 Aussie dollars. We had ten minutes before the train left, and 25 bucks to spend in a dingy train station. I left Bec on the platform and ran into the station to offload as much of this cash as I could.

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Sarajevo: How I sold my girlfriend to the Bosnian ‘Big Boss’

Sunday, September 25th, 2005
Sallie and Fiona, as well as being awesome chicks to hang out with, also led to one of the more bizarre afternoons I'm sure Bec or I will ever experience. They were staying at the cheap hostel right in the ... [Continue reading this entry]

Sarajevo: Living and Breathing

Sunday, September 25th, 2005
From 1992 to 1995, Sarajevo was, literally, a warzone. It was completely surrounded by Serbian troops, who relentlessy shelled the city. Snipers picked off civilians as they tried to go about their lives. The majority of the city had no ... [Continue reading this entry]

Sarajevo: 20 Thingies

Saturday, September 24th, 2005
Because we knew so little about Bosnia and Sarajevo, we had made sure to book in advance the hostel we had been recommended back in Rome. The hostel website had given us directions on how to get there from the ... [Continue reading this entry]

Bosnia: Expectations

Saturday, September 24th, 2005
When Bec and I were back in Rome, we shared a short bus ride with a couple who lived just near my home town of Ballarat, back in Australia. We got to chatting, as you do when you come across ... [Continue reading this entry]