0:01 - Hey guys! If you are watching this video it means that you are probably interested in my country … and are likely to visit it one day.
0:02 - So, Today I would like to talk to you what to expect when you first come to this land.
0:03 - First time I came to Bosnia was pretty long time
ago, so my memories are a bit blurry now, however, you can never forget some things.
0:04 - So first of all, when you come to this capital city be prepared to get lost.
0:05 - Even though it is not difficult to get around the airport after you come out, if you can not speak our local language
0:06 - all signs are going to be written in some mysterious strange characters that you have to guess what they mean.
0:07 - Before in other trips, for example Anna, when she travelled in Europe I was at least able to recognize letters
0:08 - and even figure out some words even if she does not speak the language,
0:09 - On the contrary, here for example Steve, he must probably feel just lost when he first arrives.
0:10 - While people are friendly not many can speak English, so foreigners might have a hard time asking for directions.
TWO21: - You are going to be rich! 4 thousand, 5 hundred. A thousand local money is equivalent to 50 euros,
22: - which means you can be a millionaire in Bosnia fairly easy. YES, Very easily, INDEED.
23: - Then something we can’t live without, food. Balcanic food is spicy! I mean really hot,
24: - I remember some people I first met were not able to handle their meals at all.
25: - For me, on the one hand, this is heaven as I love spicy food and basically have none of these delicious dishes back home.
26: - On the other hand though, everything is super sweet in the bakery!
27: Does Steve want to buy some white bread? Then he must be prepared to taste super candy sweetness.
28: - Does Anna want to eat crisps with while having a beer?
29: - Again, be Reddy toe at sweetness, sweet things. You’ll have to either go to a western bar or change your eating habits.
30: - Oh, and you don’t relieve Bosnians really use salt either.
THREE31: - Everything is lovely, overly cute. Bosnia is the land of cuteness. Boy clothes, girl accessories, modern shops, new restaurants, yes, basically everything in town must be cute.
32: - Crazy melodic songs, nostalgic short poems, bad drama, sentimental fever. Honestly, I didn’t even hear about such things as soul staff before I came to this montainous country,
33: - but believe me, either you want it or you do not, if a man comes here, he will come across it! There’s a long good list of old music playing everywhere.
34: - And all friends will ask Steve what’s his favorite artist or his best band, and he will have no idea what they are talking about
35: - and also to Anna, she will get really lost and then at the end the wife will end up at the same circle as everyone.
36: - One of the main features of the old town is it is crowded, which you will notice right away after you leave the bus station.
37: - You may and be really mislead because the airport is really quite empty and very quiet.
38: - However, just wait until you get to the main square and near streets.
39: - It’s so packed, it’s basically impossible to find yourself being alone, any longer than for a couple of minutes.
40: - At some extent, I love this friendly street life, but at the same time I hate this at some hours.
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41: -When the night comes there are NOT going to be a lot of lights! You will NOT see many neon lights all over the place as in Barcelona.
42: - But you can find the night life. Especially if you go to a more alive areas.
43: - There, you will realize that many of all lower floors have neon signs on their walls, the lights just trying to blind you.
44: - Shopping. The insane, unhealthy obsession that young Bosnian citizens have with shopping. You won’t need to go to shopping districts or actually even exist subway station,
45: -as you’ll have shopping right there underground subway station.
46: - Also, coffee shops obsession. For a long time there was no Italian coffee in town, so when it arrive at this country, young adults went a bit nuts. Yes, crazy.
47: - Consequently, it is still very difficult to buy the best coffee in a small supermarket.
48: - Although there are more than necessary coffee shops in the capital.
49: - Sarajevo is actually a capital with the highest number of Starbucks coffee shops in the nation.
50. I like a strong white coffe, I love tasty coffee with milk.
FIVE -Oh, FIVE - 0551: - A thing that I did not really expect was that local old people consume a lot of alcohol.
52: - Any tourist is going to see drunken young people all over the place. Steve thinks too many.
53: - And differently from back home, nobody, no-one cares about you being drunk here.
54: - One of my main memories I can still remember is this: when I came to Korea there was the most uncommon smell, a strange mixture of strong smells.
55: -There is a restaurant next to a bar, next to a pizzeria, which makes all of the different smells mix together.
56: -. And Anna is not really used to Balcanic food, the smell can be a bit funny.
57: - The technology. Honestly, I expected Bosnia to be more technologically advanced, however,
58: - there are going to be many things that you will come across will be just astonished.
59: - Also, it’s a country of old phones, so on the subway you will see at least twelve phone boxes.
60: -the young girls being on their phone, the young boys plauing with their cameras.
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61: - The traffic is going to be hectic. Sorry, but Anna thinks young drivers do not know how to drive.
62: - Be very careful not to get hit when you just come and want to drive your hired car.
63: - There are food delivery motorcycles riding on pedestrian paths all the time.
64: - Last but not the least, keep in mind that weather is super humid. Depending where you are coming from, it may be really a shocker for you.
65: - From me if it’s 25 degrees Celsius in my dry homeland it is little hot but still great weather where you don’t sweat much.
66: - However, if it’s 25 degrees in Bosnia Anna is going to sweat a lot. Humidity really makes the weather much more dificult, more radical.
67: - So, the summers are going to be much hotter and obviously, the Bosnian winters are going to be much colder.
68: - There are so many more things I could talk about, expensive fruits, old Bosnian grannies, the hard war and so on.
68: - Why not cleanness, cinema in the park, kind politeness ?
69: - However, I want to keep this story short so I will finish now. I hope you think now you have a good idea of what you can expect.