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Sarajevo: Skiing among landmines and bullet holes


 

SUMMARY: “Yes, there are still landmines on the mountain… but here, have a taste, I made it myself,” said a local skier, while waiting for the lifts to open. He was dressed in an outfit straight out of the ‘80s classic, Blizzard of Aahhh’s, and handed us a plastic bottle filled with moonshine before reaching for a cigarette in his pocket. Skiing wasn’t the first topic that came to mind when I thought of Bosnia-Herzegovina. But Sarajevo surprised me and I’m now convinced it should be on the bucket list of any skier with a knack for adventure and an affinity for world history.


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Published: Friday, May 1, 2020

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 13, 2020

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