Sarajevo was a positive surprise! An interesting city with loads of things to see, a bit too exciting history, nature around the corner if you want to go hiking, and low prices.
But our first impression almost made us wish we had chosen another destination. The taxi driver took us to the darkest suburbs, and after he had realized he was lost and we finally arrived at our street, a 5-minute walk from the old town, we found our guesthouse in the darkest of alleys. In the worst moment, we stepped into the most beautiful room with super comfortable beds and met a nice and service minded landlord. We strolled around the historical sites in the warm night, had tasty food and drinks, and felt completely safe. After sleeping like logs, we took “the free walking tour,” which gets our best recommendations.
Our next destination was Konjic. Our tour over the mountains in an old car with a driver that not allow me to take a picture of his credentials who did not know a word in English was a bit too exciting even though the views were amazing. Until we saw the gorgeous lake! I could definitely consider spending a week or two in the Bosnian mountains, hiking and swimming in the amazing lakes. And don’t sleep on the bus or in the car – the views are too good to miss!
Mostar was a given stop, and the bridge was as astonishing as expected. We were lucky to find a good restaurant with a perfect view of the lit bridge and we even bathed in the cold river. Still, it is not on our top list. Too touristic, and too many beggars. If you plan to visit Mostar I suggest you go hiking in the mountains and swim in the beautiful lakes instead of spending more time than necessary in the town even if it is beautiful.
It was hot, so we decided to head towards Croatia and the sea!