Bosnia and Herzegovina is a small country in the western Balkans region of southeastern Europe. Croatia borders it to the north, west, and south. To its east and southeast are Serbia and Montenegro, respectively. The nation has just over 3.3 million residents and is known for its rich history, culture, and natural beauty.
Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Dinaric Alps, Adriatic Sea coast, Sutjeska National Park, and Kozara National Park are popular locations. The country offers many outdoor activities, such as hiking, climbing, and rafting. It’s also home to several cultural and historical attractions, including the Old Bridge of Mostar, the Sarajevo War Tunnel, and the Stari Most.
Bosnian cuisine blends Eastern European, Mediterranean, and Ottoman influences. It is known for its hearty, meat-centric dishes, such as cevapi (grilled meatballs), burek (meat or cheese-filled pastry), and klepe (dumplings filled with meat or cheese). Bosnia and Herzegovina is also known for its grilled and roasted meats, such as lamb, pork, and beef. Fresh vegetables, herbs, and spices are also mainstays. Many dishes come with a side of rice or potatoes.
Bosnia and Herzegovina has a long history of folk music and dance, and it hosts numerous cultural festivals throughout the year. It is also home to world-class museums and galleries, including the National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Present-day Bosnia and Herzegovina is a far cry from the war-torn nation of the 1990s. It’s a stunning country filled with generous and warm-hearted people. It is home to one of my favorite Balkan cities, Mostar, which is also one of the region’s most beautiful. Book a trip today to experience it for yourself!
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