While the road to Sarajevo for us was one of intense heat, a broken down bus and beautiful river views, Sarajevo’s past is far darker and different. One of the most eye opening aspects of Bosnia and Herzegovina was the culture different than what I am used to. The city of Sarajevo is essentially 50% Muslim, so there were dozens of mosques dotting the landscape.

The city of Sarajevo, whose four year siege in the ‘90s by the Serbs is the longest in European modern history, was left partially in ruins with tens of thousands dead. A lot of Muslims died.

Now one of my favorite cities in Europe, I learned a lot about myself and the diversity of Europe.