What: The incredibly diverse, multicultural capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Where: Western Bosnia.
Top Notch: Cevapcici (a traditional kebab dish), Sarajevsko beer, Bosnian (not Turkish!) coffee, numerous mosques, synagogues and churches, history museums.
Currency: Konvertible Mark.
Snapshot: With its friendly inhabitants and intoxicating, surreal blend of Muslim, Jewish, Orthodox and Catholic faiths, Sarajevo is the melting pot of Eastern Europe and the place where Ottoman influence is strongest. The rich wartime history can be explored easily in any of the city’s museums. Despite bullet holes dotted in countless buildings, Sarajevo’s modern architecture, bustling economy and vibrant culture makes it hard to remember the siege of 25 years ago.