46. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
This part of the world is not widely traveled at all and it contains several gems like Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. There is also a lot of history in Sarajevo. And did you know it was host to the 1984 Winter Olympics?
Located in the Balkans, Sarajevo is the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The country is bordered by the countries of Croatia, Serbia, and Montenegro. I actually took a bus in from Belgrade, Serbia and left by train.
How To Get Here
There is train service from the neighboring countries such as Croatia. Start your search with Eurail.com.
The closest airport is the Sarajevo International Airport (SJJ).
The following airlines has service to Sarajevo International Airport (SJJ):
Adria Airways (JP), Aegean Airlines (A3), Air Arabia (G9), Air Serbia (JU), Austrian Airlines (OS), Croatia Airlines (OU), D8, Eurowings (EW), FlyDubai (FZ), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), NAS Air (XY), Norwegian Air International (D8), Norwegian Air Shuttle (DY), Pegasus Airlines (PC), Qatar Airways (QR), Swiss Airlines (LX), Turkish Airlines (TK) and Wizz Air (W6).
There is bus service on eurolines. Plus you can travel here from Belgrade, Serbia by bus; this is how I did the journey. The bus station is outside of the city, so then you have to take a local bus into the city.
If you are already in Europe you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.
Where To Stay
There are a few hotels in town. There used to be a Holiday Inn, but it no longer exists. There is however a Residence Inn by Marriott if you want to stick to the larger chain hotels.
==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.
==>> Try Airbnb.
Where To Eat
There are lots of places to eat including a McDonald’s which is very well decorated and located. It’s frequented by the locals as well. I always try to have a local beer and I was able to do that at the train station before my train back to Belgrade.
==>> You can find a list of restaurants from TripAdvisor here.
What To Do
This is a walking city so get your walking shoes ready. Visit the old quarter, Baščaršija. Here you will find lots of stores as well as this area is very historic. Plus other historic spots around the city.
==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.
==>> Here is a list of Tour offered by Viator.
Language: Croatian, Bosnian and Serbian
Currency:Bosnia and Herzegovina Convertible Marka (BAM)
Bosnia and Herzegovina Tourism Board