Our day had started much like a typical one on the road for us. We had woken early (it happened to be New Year’s Day) in Mostar, done a bit of perfunctory sightseeing, and were anxious to get back to Sarajevo. We had only stayed overnight in Sarajevo previously, and were eager to explore the city more thoroughly. We were thrilled to get dropped off at the bus station just as a bus for Sarajevo was departing. We threw crumpled bills at the ticket kiosk and boarded the bus to see a group of passengers none-to-thrilled by our shenanigans, costing them time that could be spent going home.
Our transportation in the Balkans previous to this had been smooth, easy, and relatively on-time. Save the fact that the Sarajevo Airport had been closed for the three previous weeks due to heavy fog in the city. Apparently this happens every year – a fact that clearly eluded our outdated travel guide. Luckily for us, however, the skies parted in Sarajevo the day before we arrived. Until this point, our transportation luck felt like kismet. Read more