Three Days in Sarajevo: Day 2

Good morning! I hope you’re well-rested after a long Day 1 in Sarajevo, because there’s plenty on this Day 2 agenda as well. Let’s get started: Morning: Tunnel of Hope Tour Meet your guide from Sarajevo Funky Tours at 9am for this half-day excursion to the Tunnel of Hope. It starts with a drive out…

Three Days in Sarajevo: Day 1

When I arrived in Sarajevo, the only thing I knew about the city was that Franz Ferdinand was shot here, triggering WWI. Beyond that, nada. Sarajevo quickly stole my heart, and I wholeheartedly recommend that you spend as much time in this magical city as you can. This three-day itinerary is the bare minimum, in…

An Open Letter to Sarajevo

Dear Sarajevo, We were truly strangers before we met. I didn’t know much about your reputation beyond what happened here one day in 1914. I had no expectations of you, and sometimes that’s the best way to start. From the moment I arrived, you stole my heart. I won’t say it wasn’t a rocky beginning–one…

Travel With Me: Novi Sad, Serbia

After a few frankly disappointing days in Belgrade, I navigated the train north to Novi Sad, the second largest city in Serbia. With a population of about 300,000 people, it’s significantly smaller and often seen as a good day trip from the capital, but I think the city deserves a few days of exploration. Here…

4 Amazing Day Trips in Bulgaria

While I love Sofia, Bulgaria’s capital, you’d miss out on so much of the country by only sticking to the city. Instead, you can use Sofia as your base to go on a day trip or two (or four). Use this guide to choose your ideal excursion based on your interests: 1. Nature and adventure:…