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Europe » Bosnia & Herzegovina » East » Sarajevo August 8th 2020

According to Business Insider: Travel has continued to surge in July and August, and travel shaming and COVID-call outs are becoming more common.While some travelers continue to share their photos and experiences on social media, many are choosing to curb their online presence or to not post at all."I think people are afraid. Everyone's under a microscope," said food blogger and influencer Ali Maffucci, who exp... read more
Flying shame?
Behave yourself!

Europe » Bosnia & Herzegovina » South » Mostar October 27th 2019

We left Jajce straight after breakfast and headed off in the direction of our final stop in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mostar. Unfortunately it was rather foggy for much of the drive so we didn’t get to see a lot of scenery during the first part of the trip. Once the fog lifted, the scenery was quite lovely. High mountains covered in autumn leaves next to a blue-green river. The drive to Mostar took about 2.5 hours. As we entered the area close to the Old Town a man in a hi-vis vest waved at us and said something in Bosnian that we didn’t understand. I thought he was dodgy but Scott chose to turn around and find another route to our hotel. On the second route towards our hotel we were again waved at by another ... read more
Mostar from lunch
Mostar
Mostar Old Bridge...and hoards of tourists

Europe » Bosnia & Herzegovina » North »  Jajce October 24th 2019

After checking our of our hotel in Sarajevo we hopped in our car and headed in the direction of our next destination, Jajce. Not long after we left Sarajevo we entered a tollway and rather thick fog. The fog continued for most of our trip to Jajace so we didn’t get much of a chance to admire the scenery for the first part of the drive. The tollway ended before the fog did and soon we were back on local roads which were fairly good quality although tough to overtake as they were quite windy. On the way to Jajce we made a small detour to visit Mlinčići, also known as the Watermills of Jajce. The mills, which are in a park next to Pliva Lake, were constructed during the Austro-Hungarian period and used by farmers ... read more
Mlinčići
Mlinčići
Mlinčići

Europe » Bosnia & Herzegovina » East » Sarajevo October 23rd 2019

After checking into our hotel in Sarajevo, which was just across the river from Baščaršija, we set out for a walk through the city. Sarajevo is full of history, both ancient and modern. The city was the meeting point of Roman Catholic west, Eastern Orthodox east and the Ottoman south. Historically it was a fairly tolerant city where Islam, Orthodoxy, Catholicism and Judaism coexisted peacefully for the most part. That tolerance and mostly peaceful coexistence was shattered in more recent history first with the expulsion of Jews when Bosnia was under control of the Nazis and then even more recently during the Bosnian war. Nowadays the city is on the road to recovering its tolerance. As soon as we crossed the river and entered Baščaršija. The part of Baščaršijawe enteredwas constructed in the 15th century by ... read more
The Sarajevo (War) Tunnel Museum
View of Sarajevo from Trebević mountain
Bobsled run on Trebević mountain

Europe » Bosnia & Herzegovina August 14th 2019

Attractive as it is there’s no denying that Bosnia and Herzegovina’s capital is helped in punching way above its weight as an obvious tourist destination by three events or episodes of modern history. One of the events, the 1984 Winter Olympics, is pretty simple to get your head around. Yugoslavia won the bid a couple of years before Tito’s death and hosted a successful games, East Germany topped the medal table but our very own Jayne and Chris won gold with that Balero routine. The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in late June 1914, near Sarajevo’s Latin Bridge, and how it resulted in nearly twenty million more deaths, including many hundreds of thousands of our Tommies in trenches and Flanders fields, isn’t as straightforward. I’m not sure I’ve ever really understood how this event and the ... read more
Where it began
Latin Bridge
Sarajevo Rose

Europe » Bosnia & Herzegovina » East » Sarajevo July 6th 2019

Naš rad obuhvata izradu seminarskih, diplomskih, maturskih, magistarskih radova na srpskom, hrvatskom, francuskom, španskom ili engleskom jeziku iz svih oblasti ekonomije, menadmenta i biznisa i svih drugih oblasti… Za razliku od drugih koje samo interesuje novac kupca, nas cilj je da prvi utisak o nasem radu bude pozitivan, da se postigne redovno i kvalitetno poslovanje sa nama, takodje diskrecija je zagarantovana. Jos od samog pocetka uspeli smo da stvorimo auran i kvalitetan tim strucnjaka iz oblasti: ekonomija, menadment, bankarstvo, finansije, ljudski resursi, psihologija, marketing, informacione tehnologije, istorija, sociologija, pravo, itd. što je rezultiralo mnogobrojnim zadovoljnim klijentima.Postavili smo odredene standarde u ukupnom poslovanju i dostigli lidersku poziciju u našoj branši. Cilj nam je da istu dugorocno zadrimo, te da svoje poslovanje proširimo i n... read more

Europe » Bosnia & Herzegovina » East » Sarajevo May 27th 2019

Als wir den Ramskosee verlassen sind wir ein bisschen traurig, denn wenn wir Adrijan glauben dürfen, wird es diesen schönen Ort schon bald nicht mehr geben. Da der See lediglich aufgestaut wurde um mit seiner Wasserkraft Elektrizität zu erzeugen und derzeit ein neues Elektrizitätswerk gebaut wird, soll er in den nächsten Jahren quasi wieder „abgelassen“ werden. Dann fließt hier einfach nur noch ein Fluss durch die Berge und die Halbinsel Scit ist eine kleine Ansammlung von Häusern auf einer Anhöhe. Kurios. Aber vermutlich wird es dennoch ein schöner Ort bleiben. Als wir weiterfahren und mit dem Jablanicko See auf halbem Weg den nächsten türkisblau schimmernden, sich fjordartig durch die Berge ziehenden Stausee erblicken wissen wir aber auch, warum die Bosnier der Verlust eines weiteren Sees nicht schmerzt. Sie haben diese glasklaren Gewässer einfach im Überfluss. Was ... read more
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Europe » Bosnia & Herzegovina » West » Bihać May 25th 2019

Am nächsten Morgen fahren wir um neun Uhr mit einem Shuttlebus vom Campingplatz die fünf Kilometer zum Parkeingang. Dort schaffen wir es ganz vorne in die Schlange, aber dennoch tut sich minutenlang nichts bis irgendwann die Information zu uns durchdringt, dass es vor 11 Uhr keinen Einlass an diesem Eingang geben wird. Währenddessen werden allerdings die asiatischen Reisegruppen (vermutlich mit vorgebuchten Tickets) im Sekundentakt links an uns vorbeigeschleust. Man sagt uns allerdings, dass es am anderen Eingang noch Einlass gebe. Und so teilen wir uns mit ein paar anderen Gästen aus der Warteschlange ein Gruppentaxi zum Eingang zwei, wo man tatsächlich problemlos eingelassen wird. Müssen wir nicht verstehen, haben wir auch bis heute nicht. Möglicherweise liegt es daran, dass Teile des Parks nach den heftigen Regenfällen der letzten Wochen gesperrt sind, allerdings ist diese Ma... read more
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Europe » Bosnia & Herzegovina » South » Mostar May 10th 2019

"Prince Charles gave me 500 euros to give him a guided tour of the town" he said. "Oh did he?" I replied. "I am a local, I know everything" " I know the bazaar, I can take you there" " I find you parking and the best spot to view the bridge" He opened my door and climbed in to Gabby. He smelled of diesel, of petrol fumes and smelt like a garage mechanic covered in oil . He sat in my seat. "Get out of the way woman, I show you parking". We had already sussed out the parking but it was not easy to locate it on the narrow streets in Gabby. Negotiating the double parked cars and the pedestrians . Not to mention the language barrier. The P for parking was OK but ... read more
that iconic bridge
Ottoman houses close to the bridge
Walking up to and on the bridge

Europe » Bosnia & Herzegovina May 4th 2019

The next stop was Sarajevo . It is our guides favourite city on this tour and I can understand that . It is basically a Moslem town . It has a very busy market area and and MANY churches ( both Catholic and orthodox) museums synagogues , from Sppain and Ploand , and mosques to visit. They , not sure who that is , refer to it as the Jerusalam of the Balkins . It is a beautiful place in many ways , that has largely been rebuilt since the war of the 90's .Ourlocal guide was a child of 7 when it began and his stories really were of his own experiences. He talked of the suddenness of the siege. One day there was no power , electricity or water . Soon after the mortars ... read more




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