Sunday, August 23, 2015

Sarajevo, Bosnia in Pictures

When I told my friends and colleagues that I was traveling to Sarajevo, Bosnia, they all wondered why I was going there. What an odd question. Though many  people still only associate Bosnia and Sarajevo with the war -- though conflicts ceased 15 years ago, I experienced this as a land with a vibrant culture -- Sarajevo has an active contemporary and street art scene -- and a peaceful beauty of the man-made and natural kind. I found numerous tasty vegetarian restaurants, stylish coffee shops, including one where the director of the director of the Sarajevo Film Festival hangs out, and idyllic green spaces where both locals and visitors stroll and picnic. My recent YouTube video slideshow shows off some of the many discoveries on my trip.