That's why I think it's important to travel to these places. To not only provide some economical support, but to remember how lucky we are to live in a country where we have a lot. I know there are poor people and people who are homeless in the U.S. But overall, we still have a lot. The good thing is that tourism is growing here every year by 20%. I can see why. It's a beautiful country, and fascinating and diverse. So, the sleep and rest for me was needed.
First, I have another video of highlights on my Facebook page. I'm really enjoying creating iMovie videos on this trip. I love combining still photos, video and text. Anyway, I decided to go into City Hall, Vijecnica, and wow, was that beautiful! It was constructed when the Austro-Hungarians ruled in the late 1800s, and that place is stunning. I then walked up what felt like 500 million steps (Sarajevo sits in a valley) to Alifakovac, one of Sarajevo's oldest and finest Muslim cemeteries. I know cemetery sounds gruesome, but this one wasn't.
I had more cevapi for lunch, at a place called Specijal, recommended by Senad at my hotel. He said cevapi is wayyyy better here than in Mostar, and I have to agree. Not that I am a cevapi expert, but it did taste pretty darn good. And, the pita bread was warm. The sour cream served with it is something I have never tasted.
I decided to walk on the "west" side of town, the Austro-Hungarian side, and you can see a difference. It's amazing how, within a short distance, there is an Orthodox church, a Catholic Cathedral, and a Mosque. I bought some souvenirs and decided to have dinner at a cute place called Dveri, which smelled heavenly inside. It was nice to have a big plate of tomato salad and some pork with vegetables. I needed to get some veggies into my system.
I am really enjoying Sarajevo, and the rain has stopped. Yay! We will see what the next day brings.
Thanks for reading,