July
18th
2010

First Nights In Bosnia


First nights in Bosnia

Reading about Bosnia we saw that campsites were few and far between and that wild camping was potentially dangerous due to the risk of landmines. To date we had camped around 70% of the time across Europe and we weren’t too keen to change our plans (and budget) to encompass hotels or something similar. – Posted by Justin

July
26th
2010

Sarajevo Stole Our Hearts


Sarajevo stole our hearts

We didn’t even know we were going to Sarajevo until we started looking over maps in Croatia and a route through Bosnia and Serbia stood out as the path for us. As we cycled the last 15 kilometres from our Camp Oaza in Ilidza to the city, we planned to stay in Sarajevo for a maximum of three days before heading for the Serbian border. – Posted by Emma

July
26th
2010

Day Of Food – Bosnia


Day of food - Bosnia

We captured our final full day of food in Bosnia which for a change didn’t include any bosnian pie. We had final breakfast with Amin in Sarajevo, met two cyclists on their way from Tibet to France after lunch and found a free camp spot for our final night in the country where just for a change, it started to rain as we cooked dinner. – Posted by Justin

July
27th
2010

Bosnia By Numbers


Bosnia by numbers

Bosnia and Herzegovina gave us a new appreciation of burek and the importance of bridges to Bosnian history. We became happily trapped in Sarajevo by Amin’s hospitality and traded cycling kilometres for watching movies at the film festival, meeting his friends, and hanging out in the Gir bike store “reading” German cycling magazines. – Posted by Justin

August
2nd
2010

Balkan Capital To Capital


Balkan Capital to Capital

Leaving Sarajevo we had plenty of time to reflect on film festivals, kittens and friendly people as we climbed the tiny quiet road out of town. While the climb was steep, Amin had promised us that it was a better option than the main road filled with traffic and tunnels, and that once the climb was over there was “pure downhill” ahead. – Posted by Justin