So it was with satiated wanderlust and tangible excitement at the prospect of of exploring unknown lands that I took a selfie at the Slovenian border crossing sign. Albeit without another soul in sight, let alone an obstinate border officer, as the Slovenians were very well behaved after the above scrap and were welcomed into the EU fold some while ago.
Notable mentions were the hypnotically calming sea organ steps in Zadar, whose melodic whale like tones constantly ebb and flow under the power of the ocean; the awesomely eccentric frog museum in Split consisting of 500 taxidermied frogs in human scenes; and clubbing with young travellers to the Back Street Boys and Spice Girls - The Balkans affinity for for aging pop ballads is humorously undisputable!
Sarajevo though is a great city with a bustling vibe and most of the centre and older buildings have been faithfully restored. Ironically this atmosphere is in enhanced due to the prevalence of so many of the unemployed younger generation passing the time drinking coffee in the time many street side cafes.