"Sarajevo - a surprising and enjoyable experience" Sarajevo by gordonilla
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With a little notice, a colleague and I visited our company offices in Sarajevo. this was a new destination for me, although over the last 5 or 6 weeks the destinations have been a first for me!
I have to say that I arrived with no expectations or views - although I was aware of the importance of this city and of course Bosnia - Herzogovina; the actions of the Black Hand and Gavrilo Princip specifically which led to the start of the Great War (1914-1918); and then Marshal Tito. (My colleagues in Sarajevo were surprised that as a teenager, in Scotland, had watched Marshal Tito's funeral on the BBC.)
I found the short time I spent in the city pleasant, relaxing and safe. It was a surprise to see so many buildings still showing the evidence of war. However things are changing for the better I suspect.
The city has a wealth of culture - and is internationally know for both it's Film and Jazz festivals. (The Jazz Festival was taking place during our visit in early November.)
There are museums and galleries - and the architecture speaks its own cultural language.
In addition, there was much graffiti to be seen around the city - it was apparent and some of it very good compared to some other European capitals. I like this kind of art - skilled, and passionate with a personal agenda rather than fitting into a genre.
The people appeared happy, they were well dressed and walking along the river bank shown - there were many young couples sitting, hugging, kissing and holding hands.
The city has much to offer, and I will truly return for a personal visit both in winter and the summer.
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