Bosnia Herzegovina

I'm quite fascinated about Balkan States and Ex-Jugoslavia.. this land is cross-cultured, with very fashinating landscapes, like beautiful mountains, and it's a young state... today still not know, and even less for turism.
The recent war past makes this piece of europe fashinating, and to discover.
As well as being a corner of Europe, not yet developed if compared to central and western european standards... that it's the bizarre thing, as well as the simplicity and dignity of people.
I have in mind my last trip, where at the frontier between Croatia and Bosnia, (a complete isolated area, in the mountains), the local guard asked our pullman for our food like italian snacks (there things like industrial snaks seem to not exhist there) and like a child, happy for his snaks, let us pass in Bosnia.

official tourism site: http://www.bhtourism.ba



Bosnia and Herzegovina is the heart shaped land that lies in the heart of southeast Europe. It is here that eastern and western civilizations met, sometimes clashed, but more often enriched and reinforced each other throughout its long and fascinating history.

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, which Bosnia has no short of.

The southern region of ancient Hum, ruled by Herceg Stjepan (Duke Stjepan), was later named Herzegovina after the region was conquered by the invading Ottomans. Perhaps what is most important for the visitor to know today, though, is that Bosnia and Herzegovinais a stunningly beautiful country with a vast array of landscapes, cultures, traditions and people. And as the old cliche goes 'people make the place' – and BiH prides itself on its hospitality and treating our guests as if they were family members. And family we take to heart.




Images
Sarajevo old town




Mostar (Stari Most=Old Bridge)


Sutjeska National Park




Medjugorje




Kravica Waterfall






Few lands can boast as the ancient crossroads of modern European civilization. The Balkan Peninsula itself is the bridge between Europe and Asia Minor, with BiH lying at the heart of it.

It is here that the Byzantines from the east met the Romans from the West.
It was here that the Ottomans and the oriental cultures stayed for over 500 years before falling to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, each bringing the treasures of their cultures and customs.

The wonderful Ottoman bridges that span the mighty mountain rivers of Bosnia and Herzegovina truly bridge the many civilizations and cultures that call their homeland Bosnia and Herzegovina. Here you will find an amazing blend of east and west, allowing you to cross bridges you never thought possible.