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Bosnia I Herzegovina:
A Unique Travel Guide


Bosnia I Herzegovina

Travel Guide


Divided into the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Republika Srpska, populated by Croats, Serbs and Bosniaks, and a mixture of Catholicism, Orthodox faith and the Islam – Bosnia I Herzegovina is truly one of a kind in every aspect. 


Unfortunately, the nation’s history is not as rose-colored as the present, as is the case with most countries in the Balkan Peninsula (or ex-Yugoslavia). It all started in the 8th century BC when, the now extinct, population of the Butmir and Kakanj established a settlement here. After centuries of relative peace the country was annexed into the Ottoman Empire along with many others. Although the takeover was brutal and merciless, the Turks left a rich cultural heritage, including the Islamic faith, the now world-famous Old Bazars, the well-known Ottoman bridges, and many more. After the annexation of the Turks, peace returned for a short time, until the horrific war of ‘92-’95. This warfare left countless scars, still clearly visible in the streets today. After World War I and II, this was (and still is) the most horrific bloodshed ever waged in Europe. 


Apart from this turbulent historic timeline, BiH has many other fascinating landmarks to offer. In my opinion, there is no other Balkan country with so many charming old villages as BiH. There is the hidden gem of Trebinje, Mostar with its well-known Ottoman Bridge, and the extraordinary waterfall in Jajce. Furthermore Sarajevo is without doubt the gold standard by which all other Balkan capitals may be measured. So far this remains my favourite city in the whole Balkan Peninsula, together with Prizren in Kosovo and Krujë in Albania. In addition, three National Parks colour the map of BiH green. From dazzling mountaintops in Sutjeska, to snowflakes in Blidinje, and mesmerising rivers and waterfalls in Una NP


I may have had few expectations before crossing the border into BiH, but after three weeks I fell in love with the fantastic inhabitants, the beautiful nature, and the cute villages.

“In Bosnia, a neighbour means more than an acquaintance. In Bosnia, having coffee with your neighbour is a ritual.”


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