I remember the moment I first laid eyes on Sarajevo. It was just a few days after my visit to Mostar, and I had decided to move to the capital city of Bosnia for the next three months. As my bus wound its way through the narrow streets and up the hills that surrounded the city, I felt a sense of anticipation and excitement building inside me.
When I finally arrived in Sarajevo, I was struck by the beauty of the city. The old town was filled with narrow, winding streets lined with shops and cafes, while the newer part of the city was filled with modern buildings and wide avenues. The hills that surrounded the city were covered in lush greenery, and I could see the minarets of mosques rising above the rooftops.
I quickly settled into my new home in Sarajevo, which was a small apartment in the old town. The apartment was cozy and filled with sunlight, and I felt at home there right away. Over the next few days, I explored the city, visiting landmarks like the Baščaršija bazaar and the Gazi Husrev-bey Mosque. I also spent a lot of time walking through the streets, admiring the architecture and chatting with locals.
As the weeks passed, I began to feel more and more connected to Sarajevo. I made friends with the other residents of my apartment building, and they introduced me to their families and friends. I started to pick up the language, and I found that I could communicate more easily with the locals.
One of the things that I loved most about Sarajevo was the food. I tried so many different dishes during my time there, from cevapi and burek to pita and baklava. Every meal was a new adventure, and I loved learning about the different ingredients and cooking techniques that were used in Bosnian cuisine.
As my time in Sarajevo drew to a close, I felt a deep sense of sadness. I had grown to love this city, and I knew that I would miss it dearly when I left. But I also felt grateful for the experiences that I had had during my three months in Bosnia. I had learned so much about the culture, the history, and the people of this amazing country, and I knew that those memories would stay with me forever.