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.
“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
“Once in awhile, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.” – Unknown
“Don’t let that powerful water mesmerize you with sleep. It has such a power: it mesmerizes you to sleep, enchants you, and then attracts you to itself with its magic. And you will stay in Ohrid for many days and years, and you will keep coming back.” – Branislav Nušić, Writer (excerpt from travelogue “On the Shores of Lake Ohrid”)
The Venetian lagoon. A micro archipelago as a small island. An islet made of five minor islets with fourth canals connected by several bridges.
Experience refreshing summertime in the British countryside. Experience rural holiday escape in West Sussex.