Travel Blogs from Bosnia and Herzegovina

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BL #23: Drink the Water, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina travel blog

BL #23: Drink the Water

A travel blog entry by pwong

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... .  It's very odd how the country went from a time of peace and enlightenment, to one of hatred and complete chaos ... Bosnia's history is utterly fascinating, and perhaps some of its most compelling stories took place during the Siege of Sarajevo, ...

BL #22: Spend The Night In A Museum, Blagaj, Bosnia and Herzegovina travel blog

BL #22: Spend The Night In A Museum

A travel blog entry by pwong

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... country's psyche. Miran had actually moved away with family to Italy at a young age, but still remained connected to Bosnia and Herzegovina through summer vacations back to the homeland.  It's that connection that motivated him to move back here and ...

Not Allowed To Talk About Football, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina travel blog

Not Allowed To Talk About Football

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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... from Sarejevo, and we have another five hours to kill before our next train - we're hoping the football goes to penalties. Bosnia's been great. The countryside is some of the most beautiful we've ever seen, and the contrast of the Mosques, the ...

It's hard not to be overwhelmed..., Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina travel blog

It's hard not to be overwhelmed...

A travel blog entry by marktjhung

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... was my primary concern in 1995? It is completely incomprehesible that then, here, 'ethnic cleansing' took place: thousands and thousands brutally murdered whilst refugees in UN safe areas; shells obliterating market places where people queued for ...

the night before, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina travel blog

the night before

A travel blog entry by bogna

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... . We shared the room with the French guys and two other girls that were already asleep when we got there. Therefore only me and Marcin were, let's say, a mixed squad. The French guys grabbed the last bunk bed without even thinking, thus the sofa bed was ...

Going loco down in Sarajevo!, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina travel blog

Going loco down in Sarajevo!

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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... position because he couldn't handle lying anymore. The US knew all about what was going on the whole time but did nothing to help. Bosnia doesn't have oil. We walked down the river to clear our heads and walked into a park. We could see a bunch of ...

Welcome to Sarejevo, Sarejevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina travel blog

Welcome to Sarejevo

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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... 've got loads of photos by the way, but we can't upload them yet, so check back in a bit for bullet riddled buildings and Vinny's beard (The horror). Sarejevo is pretty non-discript during the day. It's just another eastern European city with cafes and ...

BL #24: Have Tea With a Wizard, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina travel blog

BL #24: Have Tea With a Wizard

A travel blog entry by pwong

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... since today was our last in Sarajevo, a city that we absolutely loved, I'll leave any deep introspection for another day and another time, preferring to remember Sarajevo on a more simplistic level - as one of the most interesting and compelling places ...

BL #21: Feel the Danger in Bosnia, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina travel blog

BL #21: Feel the Danger in Bosnia

A travel blog entry by pwong

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... prepare us for the dangers we would find in Bosnia today ... A law should be passed to ban all travelers from coming to Bosnia and Herzegovina, for their own sake - only bad things can happen when, for less than the price of a couple of beers bought at a ...

Coke a day keeps booze away, Croatia, Croatia travel blog

Coke a day keeps booze away

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... -Cola was the only thing that tasted as good as wine so I started drinking that. "Now I have a glass in the morning, before and after lunch, with my dinner and then before I go to bed. I never drink anything else." The pensioner added that he has no ...

jumping from the bridge, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina travel blog

jumping from the bridge

A travel blog entry by bogna

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... we left Mostar, we were driving through a canyon, by a river. The view was breathtaking. The whole country of Bosnia and Herzegovina is about mountains, mountains and again mountains. It`s beautiful. A shame that at the moment when we were passing the ...

Vegas Baby, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina travel blog

Vegas Baby

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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... get. Vinny had a whiskey brunch with the young guy who owns the house we're in, and he was saying that Croatians come and go through Bosnia as they please, whereas he's a Bosnian Muslim and can't go anywhere. We went out for beers with our new chum, ...

Vrelo Bosna, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina travel blog

Vrelo Bosna

A travel blog entry by guykb

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... had no idea where to go when we got off and it struck us that there is not a lot of tourist infrastructure here in Bosnia yet. Perhaps there had been before the war but if so then little remains. Public toilets, for example are virtually non-existent and ...

Bosnian muslim family life, Srebernik, Bosnia and Herzegovina travel blog

Bosnian muslim family life

A travel blog entry by bogna

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... on our backapcks and producing a sign "Żelenica", there stopped a pretty big old school van, with a Muslim family from Bosnia inside. And we even hadn`t had time to start waving! They were going in the opposite direction than we wanted, thus we said ...

A lazy day in Mostar, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina travel blog

A lazy day in Mostar

A travel blog entry by guykb

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... Dubrovnik. Most visitors to Mostar are day trippers rather than overnight stayers. There are some lovely shops selling handicrafts and (some) cheesy souvenirs, but the shopkeepers are remarkably laid back. Perhaps this was more noticeable after the high ...

Sarajevo to Mostar, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina travel blog

Sarajevo to Mostar

A travel blog entry by guykb

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... a series of lakes. This has created a number of lovely lakeside villages. The hills surrounding the valley were extremely steep, craggy and barren, creating an eerie atmosphere that was added to by the mist that shrouded them in secrecy. As we came out ...

Fall Vacation Pt 4: Day Trip to Kotor & Mostar, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina travel blog

Fall Vacation Pt 4: Day Trip to Kotor & Mostar

A travel blog entry by chronometers

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... interesting in that it was filled with dark wood furnishings and completely covered in rugs. After Mostar we drove through Bosnia-Herzegovina back toward Split, in Croatia. This interior drive was not as interesting as we had anticipated. ...

Vinny's Vision, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina travel blog

Vinny's Vision

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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... on each place and round of with a few thank yous. Amsterdam - smoke filled lunacy. Copenhagen - an amazingly calm, comforting and beautiful capital city. Lovely women also. Stockholm - shame we didn't have longer once we found the older parts and ...

Intermission: Entry No 20!!, Sarejevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina travel blog

Intermission: Entry No 20!!

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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... " 5 Ace Ventura "Do I have something in my teeth?" Honourable Mentions: Will Farrell, Stiller, Parker & Stone, Ferris Bueller and Groundhog Day. Top 5 Action Films 1 Aliens 2 Predator 3 Hard Boiled 4 Die Hard 5 The Rock Honourable Mentions: ...

Stepping into a War Zone, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina travel blog

Stepping into a War Zone

A travel blog entry by danblank

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... me break out my camera a little more discreetly. The big attraction of Mostar is its famous bridge (most means bridge in Bosnia, Serbia and all the other countries with the same language). The famous site is a big-arched pedestrian bridge where local boys ...

Water, water everywhere!, Mukinje, Croatia travel blog

Water, water everywhere!

A travel blog entry by chronometers

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... way South on our trip we had skipped the Plitvice Lakes National Park due to rainy weather. As we drove North after leaving Bosnia-Herzegovina, on our way back toward the park, the weather turned bad again with very heavy rain and fog. We arrived late ...

Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina travel blog

Sarajevo

A travel blog entry by meganandkevin

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... was an interesting experience with lots of delays, especially at boarder crossings.  We bused through the Bulgarian and Serbian countryside before we headed into Bosnia.  It was gorgeous.  It actually reminded us of fall at home.  This was the first ...

Dobre dan from Boznia & Herzegovina, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina travel blog

Dobre dan from Boznia & Herzegovina

A travel blog entry by mjozwell

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... took us to the nearby town of Foca. This is where we first sampled the traditional food called zeljanica, cheese and spinach wrapped in pastry served hot accompanied with youghurt for a drink...delicious. Followed by chocolate doughnuts all for 6KM ...

The Beauty of Bosnia, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina travel blog

The Beauty of Bosnia

A travel blog entry by susan_g

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... one huge bed when all of the chairs reclined, so between being woken up for the two boarder crossings (Hungry/Croatia and Croation/Bosnia)the 4 of us slept soundly. I would have carried on travelling with them, all three were onward bound for Croatia ...

Lovely lovely lokrum famed for its beauty ..., Lokrum Island, Croatia travel blog

Lovely lovely lokrum famed for its beauty ...

A travel blog entry by catmoj

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Lovely, lovely Lokrum. Famed for its beauty, botanical garden and nudisticko's! Full details of adventures on www.bootsnall.com, travel article section "Croatia" ...

The Bridge of Mostar, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina travel blog

The Bridge of Mostar

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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... and destruction. So when we found out about Mostar and a 16th century bridge, we thought it would be interesting to see how Bosnia had recovered. Pre-war Mostar had been a small town with the focus on two religions separated by a river. Muslims on ...

My Birthday in Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina travel blog

My Birthday in Sarajevo

A travel blog entry by guykb

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... kicked off the First World War. Having just come from Gallipoli this had even greater significance. Despite being a similar longitude to Turkey, Bosnia is an hour behind, so the sun sets not long after 4pm. It was dusk as we headed back to Halvat for a ...

THE THINGS I SAW (GOING TO TURKEY), Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina travel blog

THE THINGS I SAW (GOING TO TURKEY)

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... the early 1990's, the Serbs (Orthodox Christians), Croats (Catholics), and Muslims all blew up each other's houses.  And Bosnia & Herzegovina is made up of an almost even portion of each. They have a beautiful country, especially the southern ...

Beyond the symbolism, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina travel blog

Beyond the symbolism

A travel blog entry by segacs

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... it's hard to just think of it as a city. But it is just a city, and a pretty cool one at that. I crossed into Bosnia and Herzegovina on Saturday and spent a night in Mostar. The city was almost completely destroyed during the Balkan war, but massive ...

Senseless, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina travel blog

Senseless

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... , and I was thinking to myself, I should not be here, but the tourist dollar was needed for the people, so I was stuck between a rock and a hard place. I really felt like getting on a bus and leaving straight away, but where was I to go to at this time of ...

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