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DAY 81 (16.04.2018) - Today we climbed the Olympic Mountain!

We went to the Sarajevo Bobsleigh and Luge Track. Built for the Sarajevo 1984 Winter Games,but was ruined during the Bosnian war in the 1990s.

I was personally interested in visiting this place because I’ve visited many Olympic cities before, when I worked for the Olympic Movement and studied the impact of Olympics on host cities. 

The media love writing about the “non-existent” legacy of the Sarajevo Games in a bad light.

By Ekaterina

 

For me, being inside a 600-year-old orthodox church was a feast for my eyes, my creativity and a gift to potentiate my talent. I don't have words to describe it...

But if I thought that the day couldn't get any better I was proved totally wrong when we went to the Olympic Mountain... The forest around, with its scent and old building... Sharing this experience with Katia, who is an encyclopaedia about Olympic games, was an important bonus for this wonderful experience. Everything brought me back to my childhood in 1984, even if I was a really small girl I still remember myself saying "One day I will be on this mountain" my dream has come true!

By Gemma

 

This lazy morning, we started at 10. We had a delicious breakfast and moved to Olympic mountain, which is one of the most astonishing  sights for me. We took a cable car that allowed us to get a birds’ eye view of the panorama. We wandered along beautiful paths that led us up to the top of the mountain. All this abandoned Olympic equipment represented something sad for me. When it was time to take the cable car back, Katia and I made a daring decision to walk down along the bobsleigh track. It was the long way, but it was worth it. Breathtaking views accompanied us right to the bottom of the mountain through the local small villages. There is definitely something magical about Sarajevo.

By Artem

 

All photos were taken by Aermoo M1 cellphone.

 

Tags: Bosnia Herzegovina

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