British daily newspaper The Telegraph has published an article titled ‘Why beautiful and resilient Sarajevo should be your next city break’.

Author of the article, travel writer Tina Walsh, noted that first direct flights from the United Kingdom for a decade will put Bosnia’s capital on the U.K. travelers’ map.

Despite a troubled recent history, when it dominated news headlines for all the wrong reasons, Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, is a beautiful, resilient city, with a friendly, easy-going vibe and rich cultural offerings, including an acclaimed long-running film festival”, Walsh wrote.

Set in a picturesque valley and surrounded by wooded mountains, its Ottoman-era mosques, Austro-Hungarian civic buildings and Romanesque churches have sat compatibly side by side for centuries, earning it the epithet ‘the Jerusalem of Europe’, just as its diverse ethnic and religious communities rub along, for the most part, happily”, the author explained.

Tourism is on the rise, “so get there before the crowds”, Walsh concluded, reminding that FlyBosnia has launched a direct flight to Sarajevo, the first from the UK for 10 years, reducing a journey to just more than two hours.