Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, has developed on the crossroad of the old Roman and medieval trade and travelling routes. There have been settlements in the area since prehistoric times and the Illyrians, Romans and Slavs making settlements in the Region . The city as we know it today was founded by the Ottomans following their conquest of the Kingdom of Bosnia in the 1450s and it remained part of the Ottoman empire for more than 400 years, until the occupation of Austo-Hungary in 1878. The legacy of the empires and peoples that have forged its history is reflected in its name: Sarajevo is the Slavic version of Turkish Saray, meaning palace, house.
“To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, To gain all while you give, To roam the roads of lands remote, To travel is to live.” – Hans Christian Andersen
How many times have you caught yourself staring at photos and postcards of exotic sandy beaches and turquoise sea of Bahamas? Have you ever dreamed of exotic beaches of New Providence and Paradise Island? Do you believe your tropical dream can come true?
“The coffee houses are a place where time and space are consumed, but only the coffee is found on the bill” – description of the Viennese coffee houses by UNESCO
“This was Venice, the flattering and suspect beauty — this city, half fairy tale and half tourist trap, in whose insalubrious air the arts once rankly and voluptuously blossomed, where composers have been inspired to lulling tones of somniferous eroticism.” – Thomas Mann
“Those who are looking for the paradise on Earth should come and see #Dubrovnik” – George Bernard Show
“If you could only see my cabbages, you would understand the impossibility of suggestion” – The reply of former Roman Emperor Diocletian on Maximian’s proposal to come back to the thron of Rome from Split
“Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.” – Andy Warhol