Chilly morning at Budva awakened me. After a hot shower and I was all set to hit the border. It’s just 80km away. Fruits, bread and good hot coffee gave me a jump start.
So I was told the route would be scenic and hilly.
Be prepared, I whisper to Lil G on the 1st gear.
Border clearance on Montenegro side was quick. Hoping and praying would be the same on Bosnia soil.
Again I was told that my Green card is not valid in Bosnia. Some countries is not covered in it. Waited for 1 hour for the agent to arrive and 20 euro went in the agent’s pocket and it’s only valid for 3 days. What a rip-off!!!
Riding in Bosnia is nice, with good road and clear sign where you are heading. Just the hill and climbing slows us down.
Diverted a bit off into Mostar to see the old bridge. It has been rebuilt after being destroyed during the war.
Before arriving here I had already made arrangement to meet up with Mr Tarik, local Bosnian guy. My stay in Sarajevo is under the courtesy of Datuk Hassan. He invited me to stay at his place while I am around here. Thanks you very much.
Arrived in Sarajevo almost 6pm and went straight to Bosmal. The tallest building in Bosnia and most unique design. Built by joint Malaysian and Bosnian; led by Datuk Hassan.
Mr Tarik showed me where to stay in Sarajevo and later we went out for dinner. He showed me a place where I can find some Malaysian food. As we entered the place, we saw Malaysian Ambassador, Datuk Adnan, was having dinner there too with some Malaysians. I was invited to join. Coffee after dinner and he invited me to drop by the office on Monday. Sure do i will, a courtesy visit.
My Sunday in Sarajevo was awaken by heavy rain and again, the temp dropped. There goes my plan to roam around Sarajevo. So I spent the morning having my breakfast with Mr Tarik’s family and his lovely children.
Stayed home doing my laundry until lunch and the rain did not stop. Later, Mr Tarik brought me to meet Malaysians for coffee. Sure do rather than staying home watching the rain from my balcony. Met Mr Ramlan and Puan Asmah for coffee and it ended up all the way to tea time and then they invited me for dinner at their place. It was still raining outside and there was nothing I could do so I accepted the offer. Malaysian food served for dinner.
And for all you know they invited everyone from the embassy to join for dinner. The plan for courtesy visit is a day earlier lah. Met Mr Khairul and Mr Nasir too from our mission here. Small team in Bosnia. Dinner was hot and spicy; something I missed for a while for almost 5 months on the road. Thanking everyone for the lovely food and missed talking in Bahasa Malaysia…hahaha.
On Monda,y I managed to roam around the old city of Sarajevo.
It rained in the morning and still no sign of sun. Dark cloud still there and I could not gonna wait long.
Walking around the old town filled with old mosque and its time to grab a bite and cuppa of coffee. Nice one.
And lucky me…i met fellow Malaysian here. From UK.
Another cuppa of coffee session with them and looking forward to meet them again for the next session when i set foot with Lil G.
With the help of Our Embassy here, I finally managed to get my visa to enter Serbia. Got my papers done for the visa in 2 days. Cost me 65 euro for it. Lil G is all filled up, prepared for the another ride.
Early in the morning the next day before leaving, I made a courtesy visit to the Malaysian Embassy in Sarajevo. Lil G getting all the attention and she seems happy.
Some snap session here and there before me and Lil G hit the border.
Time to ride.