i’m in beautiful, bullet-ridden sarajevo, bosnia-herzegovina. i can’t believe this city actually hosted the 84 olympics (and, i’m told, campaigning to host another). i remember seeing beautiful pictures of the area at that time and now, as i drive thru the downtown area, there are so many war-torn buildings and general poverty. long strips of project-type housing that remind me of the worst parts of my hometown, st. louis. on the up-side, there is a very nice old-town section with a pedestrian plaza and some nice architecture. reminded me a bit of athens’ plaka district. some cool handmade goods for sale here. i picked up a beautiful greek coffee pot(‘briki’) in ‘tin alley’. may go back for more, especially since the scenery was so good (yugoslavian women are definitely easy on the eyes).

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