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Insider's guide to Sarajevo in 24 hours
Posted on 15/09/2019

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The capital city of Bosnia & Hercegovina is one of the most interesting cities in Eastern Europe. Sarajevo is a city of diversities, where East meets the West. It's a city that could be described as a religious melting pot where Muslims, Catholics and Orthodox live together. Surrounded by the Dinaric Alps and Miljacka River, Sarajevo will remind you of Istanbul with its Turkish style streets, mosques and bazaars. As you stroll around cobbled streets in the center, you'll feel the smell of famous meat dish called ?cevapi' and the smell of fresh coffee. As you go further, you'll understand why the locals are famous for their hospitality and you'll fall in love with the easy going vibe and magical traditional charm of Sarajevo. The city's not big so it's an ideal location for a short break or a weekend getaway. If you have only 24 hours in Sarajevo, follow these insider tips and make to most of your short visit!

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    Known by locas as Hawaiyat Najm, meaning Meteor Fall in Arabic, this natural phenomenon can be found near the capital city of Muscat. The legend says that the sinkhole was created by a meteorite, and some of the local Omanis still believe it! Although scientists have discovered the true origin story for the sinkhole, the name stayed. The hole is more than 20 meters deep and filled with beautiful turquoise water surrounded by rocks. In the vast, dry surrounding area, this place stands out as a truly breathtaking oasis. Most visitors come here just to marvel the unique formation, but taking a swim here is also an incredible experience!

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    Known by locas as Hawaiyat Najm, meaning Meteor Fall in Arabic, this natural phenomenon can be found near the capital city of Muscat. The legend says that the sinkhole was created by a meteorite, and some of the local Omanis still believe it! Although scientists have discovered the true origin story for the sinkhole, the name stayed. The hole is more than 20 meters deep and filled with beautiful turquoise water surrounded by rocks. In the vast, dry surrounding area, this place stands out as a truly breathtaking oasis. Most visitors come here just to marvel the unique formation, but taking a swim here is also an incredible experience! DELETE ME

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