BOSNIA & HEREZEGOVINA

"Katarina came running after us, blaring frantically that we should move away from the house and back to the car as the area was renowned for landmines".  - Chef Two Sail

△ One of literally thousands of abandoned bombed houses in the beautiful countryside

△ One of literally thousands of abandoned bombed houses in the beautiful countryside

△ Katarina and I ouside a warehouse, downtown Sarajevo

△ Katarina and I ouside a warehouse, downtown Sarajevo

△  Can you imagine the sound of those bullets hitting

△ Can you imagine the sound of those bullets hitting

Shopping in Sarajevo

Shopping in Sarajevo

△ Sarajevo late October rain

△ Sarajevo late October rain

A good spot for lunch

A good spot for lunch

Sarajevo

Sarajevo

Slavic traditions

Slavic traditions

△  Downtown locals enjoying a game of Chess

△ Downtown locals enjoying a game of Chess

△  Katarina and I with Sarajevo backdrop

△ Katarina and I with Sarajevo backdrop

△  Traditional meat platter clearly with a Turkish influence

△ Traditional meat platter clearly with a Turkish influence

△  Sarajevo brewery

△ Sarajevo brewery

△ Traditional cooking methods Sarajevo for delicious dinner & local wine

△ Traditional cooking methods Sarajevo for delicious dinner & local wine

△  Paul and I enjoying a delicious kebab

△ Paul and I enjoying a delicious kebab

△ The day before I skied off a cliff in similar conditions

△ The day before I skied off a cliff in similar conditions

△ Kyle the only other person on Jahorina ski resort that spoke good English

△ Kyle the only other person on Jahorina ski resort that spoke good English

△ Karmen, Lana and Borna came for a week to learn to ski, Trpanj was only 4 hours away by ferry and car

△  Karmen, Lana and Borna at Jahorina Ski Resort


◁ Bosnian border without a passport

△  Maybe skiing in Bosnia was not such a great idea.

Ivan and Jelena

Ivan and Jelena

△ Lamb on the spit for lunch

△ Lamb on the spit for lunch

My local bar

My local bar

△ Jahorina taxi

△ Jahorina taxi

△ The day of my accident; I should have stayed home and kept warm drinking Rakia

△ The day of my accident; I should have stayed home and kept warm drinking Rakia

△ Champagne to celebrate Jelena and Ivan’s first day skiing Jahorina

△ Champagne to celebrate Jelena and Ivan’s first day skiing Jahorina

△ Jelena and I - Jahorina

△ Jelena and I - Jahorina

△ My Bosnian mother

△ My Bosnian mother

△ The day before I almost died in a ski accident

△ The day before I almost died in a ski accident

△ Heavy snowfall with my liftie friend Marco

△ Heavy snowfall with my liftie friend Marco

Enjoying the view

Enjoying the view

Off to Sarajevo hospital

Off to Sarajevo hospital

On top of the Bosinan Alps

On top of the Bosinan Alps

△ Serbian friends I skied with for a week

△ Serbian friends I skied with for a week

△ Après ski Bosnian style

△ Après ski Bosnian style

△Sunset from my room

△Sunset from my room

The only original chairlift since the war

The only original chairlift since the war

△Stunning Jahorina that was a major battle zone during the war

△Stunning Jahorina that was a major battle zone during the war

△ Dinner a few minutes’ walk from my chalet

△ Dinner a few minutes’ walk from my chalet

Mountain to myself

Mountain to myself

Writers reveries

Writers reveries

△ The Chalet I rented that could sleep 12 cost me 900 Euro’s a month. Ski on Jahorina

△ The Chalet I rented that could sleep 12 cost me 900 Euro’s a month. Ski on Jahorina

View from chairlift

View from chairlift

Mountain Hut for lunch

Mountain Hut for lunch

Bosnian Timber Wolf

Bosnian Timber Wolf

△ Lunch time

△ Lunch time

Sarajevo at night

Sarajevo at night

Watching a chess game

Watching a chess game

△ Warm hospitality in Sarajevo

△ Warm hospitality in Sarajevo

Locals sharing a beer and BBQ with me

Locals sharing a beer and BBQ with me

△ Briar came to visit a few days before I left for my operation in NZ

△ Briar came to visit a few days before I left for my operation in NZ

△ New friend Maria from Germany

△ New friend Maria from Germany

Local transport

Local transport

△ Winter  Shopping, Sarajevo

△ Winter Shopping, Sarajevo

Old town Sarajevo

Old town Sarajevo

△ Strong coffee Turkish style

△ Strong coffee Turkish style

△ My last Bosnian feast

△ My last Bosnian feast

△ The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria took place on this bridge 28th June 1914 causing the outbreak of World War One

△ The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria took place on this bridge 28th June 1914 causing the outbreak of World War One

15th Century Bridge in historic Mostar destroyed during the war

15th Century Bridge in historic Mostar destroyed during the war

△Graves in Sarajevo, mostly of men my age

△Graves in Sarajevo, mostly of men my age

△ A war reminder during our generation, lest we forget

△ A war reminder during our generation, lest we forget

A grave stone of someone my age

A grave stone of someone my age

One of many graveyards in Sarajevo

One of many graveyards in Sarajevo

A thought provoking city

A thought provoking city

These beautiful puppies reflect the innocence of the graves

These beautiful puppies reflect the innocence of the graves

 

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