16 May 2014

Jalan Jalan Sarajevo - 21/03 - 28/03/2014

Part 2: DAY 2-4

A walk in Sarajevo City with my dotter Alia, 
friend Aina & her kids. 
Sarajevo has a mild continental climate. 
The average temperature in summer 
is 19C (66F)and 13C (30F) in winter.
The average yearly temperature is 9C (26F)
When I arrived in Sarajevo in Mid March 2014 the weather was 16C however 
it dropped to 2C the next day
I also found out during my stay, 
Sarajevo has a lot of rainy days to offer. 
For me the weather in Sarajevo cannot be predicted. 

I come from a hot country Malaysia with an average temperature of 28°C (82°F) and the coldest is January at 27°C (81°F) with the most daily sunshine of 8 hours in September. The wettest month is November with an average of 290mm of rain. The best month to swim in the sea is in April when the average sea temperature is 30°C (86°F

Sarajevo's extreme cold weather is an experience for me as I have visited a few other European countries but I felt Sarajevo is very chilling especially at night
 it was freezing cold.

The Streets of Sarajevo

A Park in Sarajevo

Men play outsize chess in a park

 Oil paintings Sarajevo, exhibit in the park 

Sarajevo City

Eternal Flame Memorial from a distance
Me & Alia warmed our hands at The Eternal Flame

The Eternal flame (BosnianVječna vatra) is a memorial to the military and civilian victims of the Second World War 
The memorial was dedicated on 6 April 1946, the first anniversary of the liberation of Sarajevo from the four year long occupation by Nazi Germany 
and the Independent State of Croatia.
The memorial is located in the centre of Sarajevo at the corner Marshall Tito street and the main Sarajevo pedestrian street, Ferhadija.

BBI Shopping Centar & Al Jazeera building
in Sarajevo

Me, Alia, Hadzim & Aina taking a rest
in front of  BBI Shopping Centar 

after a long walk
"Burung Ciak" a common bird in Malaysia
can be found in Sarajevo
except this one is fatter....
Inspired by the Oriental, North-African style, the Restoran Maroko boasts a unique interior combined with an excellent cuisine. The only one of its kind in Sarajevo, the restaurant, part of the Hotel Art, is characterized by oriental paintings on its walls, handmade lamps, doors, and carved ceilings. 

A snap before Lunch...Me & Dotter Alia 

Lunch at Restoran Maroko
The menu...Spring Veal Soup &
Freshly Squeeze Orange Juice
Grilled Trout with olive oil,Potato & Swiss chard
Arabic cum North African Style
Interior Design

Later in the day...
enjoying Hi Tea with our Bosnian 
friends at a Cafe
on top of a hill far from the city centre... 
(Regret did not get the Cafe name) 
This cafe has great view of Sarajevo...

On a Hill top...
breathtaking view...
...windy...cooolll & refreshing....
My hubby Halim with old friends Adjia,Elmir & Azizan. 
Alia, Me & Lhamea (Elmir's wife)
At the far end...Adjia's wife
Friendly chat with Lhamea.....
Dinner with H.E Malaysian 
Ambassador to Bosnia Herzegovina(BiH)
& his wife. We had decided chosen 
Restoran Maroko once more for our dinner...

My Hubby Halim (third frm left)
with H.E. Anuar Kasman (4th. frm left),
Malaysian Ambassador
to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH)& friends
 A snap with the ambassador's wife (centre) 
& Pn. Hasmah the ambassador's PA (2nd. frm left) 
We would like to thank H.E. the Ambassador & his wife
joining us for Dinner...

The North African cum Arabic concept
at The Maroko Restaurant is fabulous  
The food is simply wonderful. 
The only drawbacks are the lack 
of "non smoking" section for non smokers. 
It's a smoked-filled restaurant during Dinner.