Well, this is our last week in Sarajevo. The hostel is gloriously empty, and so I have time to sit and think. What will I miss about Sarajevo? What will I not miss about Sarajevo? What am I most looking forward to back in the States?
What I will miss…ok, I’m not going to lie, I will miss the gym. It has been a savior to me throughout this trip, in that it has given me some alone time, given me hot showers, and generally helped me keep my sanity. I will miss the Jadro Neapolitan cookies, because dang they are delicious. I will miss my short commute, because short commutes are always wonderful things. I will miss the ability to sit outside at a restaurant and drink a beer slowly, without a waitress nagging at you. And I will miss the energetic fan zones at sporting events. Volim te, Bosna!
What I will not miss…the crappy Bosnian internet. That has been my single biggest annoyance throughout this trip. Good bye and good riddance.
What I am most looking forward to…family and friends. Clearly number one. Skype helps, but it is definitely not a true substitute. I am also looking forward to playing hockey again. I’m scheduled to start the day after I get back to the States. Hooray! I also can’t wait for Mexican food. I do believe that will be my first meal when I get back. I’m looking forward to being able to use cards everywhere. I’m really tired of the all-cash-all-the-time system. And I am looking forward just to enjoying the rest of my vacation before school starts again. Zoos, horse races, baseball games, sand sculpture contests, etc., etc., etc….
Do I have any advice for next year’s group? I suppose my only advice would be just to do the best you can to…