Tag Archives: Trams

Bosnia – Bouncing Back

Many people will forever associate Sarajevo and Mostar with conflict. There is no doubt that both cities suffered greatly in the 1990’s Yugoslav war. Less than 20 years on from those brutal ethnic purges, permanent mental scars remain with the surviving inhabitants, as do a number of physical blemishes on pavements, roads and buildings, left […]

Deutschland in Manchester

This week I paid a visit to Manchester to take in the City v Borussia Monchengladbach European Champions League match. Borussia play domestically in Germany’s Bundesliga. As Manchester has made Lonely Planet’s top ten cities to visit in 2016, I decided to break my normal routine of hotel-pub-match-pub-hotel and get there earlier than normal to […]

Sarajevo Trams

The capital of Bosnia & Herzegovina has the oldest tram system in Europe and the second oldest in the world after San Francisco. It opened on New Years day 1885 with the city used as a guinea pig for the Austro-Hungarian empire, of which Sarajevo was a part at that time. It was a test […]