Where To Buy Souvenirs In Sarajevo

If you come to Sarajevo for a few days for the first time then you will definitely want to bring souvenirs home. The question is: what to buy? What is so special about this place that you should pack it in your suitcase and bring it home. Refrigerator magnets, key chains, or postcards? Although I confess that I buy a postcard from every city I have visited, it is not the best souvenir from this…

Sarajevo Tunnel Of Hope

Table Of Contents 1. Visiting The Tunnel 2. How To Get To The Tunnel 3. Key Facts About The Sarajevo Tunnel Of Hope Visiting The Sarajevo Tunnel Of Hope If you came to Sarajevo for a few days and it started to rain, don’t be upset, just visit the Military Tunnel of Hope. Rainy weather will create a special atmosphere for this place. We happened to go on a rainy day, as walking around…

Gas Lamp Restaurant

Did you know that Lviv was the place where the kerosene lamp was invented? There’s even a gas lamp restaurant-bar dedicated to this revolutionary invention! In honor of the invention of the kerosene lamp, the great restaurant-museum “Gas-Lamp restaurant” was opened in Lviv. It is located in the center of the old city.  The restaurant occupies three floors plus terrace of an old mansion with a large collection of…

Sarajevo Bobsled Track

The first day in Sarajevo we decided to go to the bobsleigh track which was built for the 1984 Winter Olympics. I would advise you to choose a day when the weather is good for this trip. You will have to walk a lot and the photos are much better when it is sunny. The bobsled track is built on Trebevich Mountain and repeats all the bends of the mountain. The government has spent an…

History of Sarajevo: A Short Introduction

Sarajevo is one of those cities people are not aware of for some reason. What is the history of Sarajevo, what do people believe in, and where is Sarajevo located? In this article I will try to give a brief history of this city and why you should visit this city. Sarajevo is the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. And it is known for its two counterparts: 1. The assassination of Franz-Ferdinand by Serbian…

The Hidden River Of Lviv

Lviv is a wonderful city. Everything from its foundation to the present is fascinating for tourists. It is surprising to many people why such a large and important city was not built by a river, because all the big cities in Europe were always built near water. And few people know that in fact the river Poltva that once flowed through the streets of Lviv is now flowing beneath them. Strange, isn’t it…

Italian Courtyard

If you are going to visit Lviv, you should definitely get a cup of coffee in the famous Italian courtyard. It is a hidden jewel in the heart of Lviv (Rynok square) with a great history as with almost everything in this city. The Italian courtyard was built in 1580 as a part of Kornyakt House. The place was rebuilt by a rich merchant from Greece –  Konstantin Kornyakt. For the great service to the…

A Condensed History Of Lviv

What do you actually know about East Europe? Poor, dangerous places, post Soviet Union countries, maybe, you heard about Russian aggression in recent news…and, probably, that is all. In my condensed history of Lviv you’ll learn a bit of the origin of this cultural capital and why it should be the next place you visit. So in this article i want to tell you a bit more about this part of the…

Best Dim Sum In Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a city famous for its Dim Sum. I’ll preface this list by only listing Dim Sum restaurants that I have eaten personally and feel comfortable saying how good it is. That being said, I’ve spent years trying dozens if not hundreds of different dim sum restaurants so I do think this is a pretty accurate list. I would also like to say that I am not including Tim Ho Wan…