Bosnia

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Bosnia, Morstar, Old bridge
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Bosnia, Traditional coffe
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Bosnia, Old mills on the Lake Pliva
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Bosnia, Taditional food - Burek
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Bosnia, Sarejevo, 'Baščaršija'
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The heart-shaped land of Bosnia and Herzegovina is often overlooked by travelers. Bosnia and Herzegovina is a long name for a country that measures just over 50,000 km2. Bosnia covers the north and centre of the country with its name probably derived from 'bosana', an old Indo-European word meaning water. The country has a lot of things to offer: beautiful landscapes, waterfalls, food, color, culture, and a tumultuous history. Whether you want nature, historical city centers, or modern city life, you can find it there!
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Sarajevo

Sarajevo is a city in which even strangers can feel at home. Neither geographically expansive nor characterised by large buildings, the city retains a particular, arresting charm with its abundance of busy café's and abiding tradition of hospitality.
Its historic center blends East and West - visitors can feel they're in Vienna one minute and Istanbul the next.

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Mostar

Mostar is a city in southern Bosnia and Herzegovina, straddling the Neretva River. It’s known for the iconic Stari Most (Old Bridge), a reconstructed medieval arched bridge. The nearby alleys are full of shops and market stalls, and the Old Bridge Museum explores the bridge’s long history. A narrow staircase leads up to the Koski Mehmed-Pasha Mosque’s minaret for panoramic city views.

Travnik

Travnik

It is known as the most oriental city in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is located 90km west from Sarajevo and it represents the center of the Central Bosnian Canton. Travnik is located in a big Lašva Valley that connects the valley of the river Bosna on the west and the valley of the river Vrbas on the east. During the Ottoman period of reign in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Travnik was the capital city and a military center.

Trebinje

Trebinje

Trebinje is a city situated in the Trebišnjica river valley in south eastern Herzegovina, about 30 km by road from Dubrovnik, Croatia, on the Adriatic coast. The city is the economic and cultural centre of the region of Eastern Herzegovina. It is one of the most beautiful cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina and is called "the city of sun and platan trees".

Konjic

Konjic

Konjic is situated in the canyon of the headwaters of the Neretva River and it is completely surrounded by mountains Bjelašnica, Visočica, Bitovnja and Prenj. Konjic is attractive because of its rich nature that completely surrounds the city. The area of this municipality has a lot of forests which were used by the people from Konjic since olden times so today this town is famous by hand-made wood – a craft that here represents tradition.

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Banja Luka

Banja Luka is called the city of youth, sports, and beautiful women. It is an economic, administrative, financial and cultural centre with approx. 250 000 inhabitants, and is the second largest city in size in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Banja Luka is a city of greenery, with many gardens, parks and tree-lined alleys.

Jajce

Jajce

Jajce is a small city in Bosnia & Herzegovina, central not only geographically but also culturally. Throughout Bosnia’s long history, Jajce has been the home of medieval kings, Ottoman governors, and a range of different ethnic groups, as well as being one of President Tito’s earliest Communist strongholds.
Jajce is situated in the mountains, there is a beautiful countryside near the city, rivers such as the Vrbas and Pliva, lakes like Pliva lake, which is also a popular destination for the local people and some tourists.

General Facts

The heart-shaped land of Bosnia and Herzegovina is often overlooked by travelers.
Bosnia and Herzegovina is a long name for a country that measures just over 50,000 km2. Bosnia covers the north and centre of the country with its name probably derived from 'bosana', an old Indo-European word meaning water.

The country has a lot of things to offer: beautiful landscapes, waterfalls, food, color, culture, and a tumultuous history. Whether you want nature, historical city centers, or modern city life, you can find it there! Traveling across Bosnia and Herzegovina, it's impossible not to fall in love with the landscape.
Bosnia and Herzegovina in many ways offers the best of all seasons. Summer and spring are the obvious warm seasons with plenty of fun and sun to be had. In spring, the country is at its best. So green, so many flowers. Bosnia in general and the mountainous regions in particular have very cold winters and high snow precipitation. If you are a skier, the best time for a visit is from January to March. Olympic skiing on the Bjelasnica, Igman and Jahorina mountains is perfect in these three months.

Local people will almost always be very friendly. This is common to the region but Bosnian hospitality is something special. Bosnians will go out of their way to assist you in finding something and often invite someone to their home for a coffee. Visitors will find people are willing to help them out at any time.
Traditional foods are very hearty and mainly meat based. Ingredients are fresh and locally sourced.
Meat is extremely well prepared and often organic. In the urban centres on can find a wide range of great quality restaurants serving mainly Italian, Mediterranean and traditional cuisine. Bosnia and Herzegovina's cuisine is humble but satisfying.

You have no worries when drinking the water in Bosnia from the tap or elsewhere. It is probably higher quality water than you have at home.
Coffee is the backbone of Bosnia and Herzegovina's social life. The traditional coffee is 'bosanska kafa'. It is similar to what the rest of the world calls Turkish coffee, and it is served with oddly-shaped sugar cubes and 'rahatlokum' (Turkish delight).

You will find Bosnia and Herzegovina surprisingly inexpensive. Food, going out, transport: it all costs very little and the prices get even lower when you leave the urban centres. There are some amazing shopping opportunities in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Not only are prices low when compared with the rest of Europe, the level of craftsmanship is amazing.

Originally, the KM was pegged to the German mark. With the introduction of the Euro, the KM changed its peg without the least bit of trouble (1.95 KM for 1 Euro). Most shops will accept payment in Euro bills, using a 1 to 2 ratio.

With a vast array of attractions and a diverse menu of activities BiH can to surprise and please any type of traveler.

Capital : Sarajevo

Government : Federal Democratic Republic

Currency : Convertible Mark (BAM)

Area : 51,129 sq km

Language : Bosnian, Serbian, Croatian

Electricity : 220V/50Hz (European plug)

Country code : +387

Internet TLD : .ba

Time Zone : UTC+1