Saturday, October 20, 2007

Winter Tour On Mountains: Bjelašnica

Bjelašnica is settled south-west from Sarajevo. As well as Jahorina, belongs to Dinaric System of mountains. On the highest point (2067 m above sea) was built important metheorology lab, which is at same time the highest permanently settled point in Bosnia and Hercegovina.

The average temperature during the year is only 0,7°C because of extremly low winter temperatures till -41°C. During the winter time, Bjelašnica is covered by, up to 3 meters deep snow. Strong winds and thunders are climatic mark of this wonderfull bosnian mountain.

For needs of Olympic games 1984 were built plenty of sport and touristic objects which are in use today. Also is important TV - Tower destroyed during the last war, and village Lukomir (picture)


Winter Tour On Mountains: Jahorina

belongs to Dinaric system of mountains.The highest top is 1916 m above sea. During the winter Jahorina is covered by up to 3 m deep snow.
Excellent configuration of terrain, planty of high-quality snow, 20 kilometers skiing stages for alpine disciplines, as well as tender falls (Rajska dolina - Heaven Walley!) make this mountain in the top ski-centers in Europe. Average number of days with snow cover is 175, since October to the end of May. Ten-years average snow high is 107 cm.

On the XIV Winter Olympic Games in Sarajevo, on Jahorina there were held competitions in alpine disciplines for woman.
Jahorina is 30 km far from Sarajevo

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Vrelo Bosne

Vrelo Bosne is a spring in central Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is the source of the river Bosna, and one of the country's top natural landmarks.

Vrelo Bosne is found on the outskirts of Sarajevo, near the suburb of Ilidža. One of the most famous scenes of natural beauty in the region, it is ironically located in Sarajevo's metro area.

After lack of maintenance during much of the 1990s, a giant revitalization project was launched in the year 2000. Local teenagers were led by international ecological organizations in the clean-up. By the end of the year, Vrelo Bosne was back to its former glory.

Today Vrelo Bosne is a thriving tourist attraction, both from foreigners visiting Sarajevo and from locals who wish to enjoy the nature. It consists of a number of small islands connected by bridges over the various little streams. A number of animals are kept in the park as well, such as ducks and swans. There are also numerous minor attractions in the park, such as horse rides, picnic sites and restaurants.

Saturday, April 7, 2007

A visit to Sarajevo!

I had been living in Budapest for months and then I travelled to Sarajevo in November and had the good luck to meet the friendliest hostel owner in the city! I stayed in Hostel Identiko for two nights and enjoyed the warm atmosphere and friendly welcome greatly. The hostel itself is very clean and tidy with no security problems and great sized rooms. To top it all its incredibly good value for money too! I would recommend anybody thinking of sampling the delights of Sarajevo to get in contact with Hostel Identiko. The Bosnians are the friendliest, kindest and most cheerful group of people I have ever encountered, a welcome relief from the sour-faced Hungarians up north!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

The first day of winter

Really nice start of winter! March, 21st, and we have such a beautifull snow outside. It's snowing like never! Fantastic!! Wait... Isn't the DECEMBER, 21st first day of winter?? Something is wrong with those years and springs... Bit unusual, but just like I said (my grandpa, I mean), the snow can't putrefy upthere... So the whole winter we had spring, and now we have winter instead spring!
Where is this "global warming"!

Monday, March 19, 2007

Cloudy day in Sarajevo

It's unusually cloudy today in Sarajevo. Meteorologists says that there could be even SNOW in next few days, starting thursday. Maybe, but who knows. My grandpa used to say: Snow must fall down. He won't putrefy up high... There is much truth in these words. Her you can always expect some rain; in the winter or in the summer. And spring is always ticklish. However, maybe this "late snow" could save ski-season on our beautifull mountains. I can hardly remember this winter 1983-1984 when we desperatelly NEED snow for Olympic games. And it was like good God was trying our patience and gave us snow one night
before opening ceremony...
For every case, check out Meteo bih

Saturday, March 17, 2007

The Perfect Spring day in Sarajevo

There's been long time since I saw such many people on Bascarsija. Near ;) Or some less, I am not sure. But the fact is that today everybody were out walking, eating, drinking, and tonight, they are NOT sleeping. At least, I don't believe them... ;)