There is little I enjoy more right now than showing off Sarajevo to guests.
The hikes, cafes, museums, cable car (!)… the list of sites and experiences goes on and on, and all endear Sarajevo to those who make the trek to visit.
Robert and I covered much of the city and surrounding area while Brendan worked – from mosques and churches (dating back to the 1400s) to the Sarajevsko Brewery Museum (the first industry introduced to Bosnia) to the Olympic Bobsled Tracks.
And Sarajevo did not disappoint.
Robert was also interested in seeing a bit of Bosnia outside Sarajevo. He had already been to Mostar, so we jumped in the car and drove up to Tuzla for some lunch and a stroll around town.
But then Sunday was upon us and it was time to go try to run 13 miles. The Sarajevo Marathon Committee organized a fantastic route, including a lap around the track in the Sarajevo Stadium. But I knew I had only trained for six miles (my times were great!), so the second half of the race was pretty much the worst seven miles of my life (my times were in the gutter). Plus, the latter half of the course went right by our home, twice, which was a wee bit brutal.
But then it was over! And it was time for pancakes!
It was also time to say goodbye to Robert. We loved having him in town and can’t wait for his next visit!