Bosnia and Hercegovina
Land in the Heart of Balkans
Bosnia is a country in the heart of the Balkans, torn between East and West, between religions and cultures. Bosnia has a special sense of humor, opened minded people with special creativity. Why to Bosnia and Herzegovina? Bosnia has a lot of interesting points that must be visited. Bascarsija is a marketplace dating back to Turkish era. Today is the main market with local traders and manufacturers of copper products … In the market you can eat the best “cevapcici and burek”. The tunel of hope – was the only way out of the occupied city in a time of the war in the 90s. Bosnia name comes from the Indo-European word Bosana, which means water. Bosnia is a country with many rivers, lakes and waterfalls. Herzegovina is named after the ancient ruler of Herzeg Stjepan. In Bosnia live together three main ethnic groups: Bosnians, Serbs and Croats. In the year 1984 Bosnia was the country of the Sarajevo Olympics. Bosnians enjoy drinking coffee very much – it’s a social ritual still now days.
Sarajevo is the cultural and political capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Natural and historical heritage is certainly among the most fascinating in all of the Balkans. It is here that the great eastern and western powers met and left their influences in this largely unknown corner of the world. Region is one of the most mountainous in the country, lending to its isolation yet creating a warm, welcoming feeling in the small communities in and around the capital Sarajevo. Don’t miss out on the countless festivals Sarajevo has to offer as well as Olympic style skiing on Jahorina and Bjelasnica Mountains. Sutjeska National Park nearby and white water rafting on the Tara River – this untouched, pristine wilderness is amongst Europe’s last oasis of how nature used to be.