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Locations to Go to in Bosnia (Podcast)


Travel to Bosnia and Herzegovina (Podcast)

Hear about journey to Bosnia and Herzegovina because the Newbie Traveler talks to Kenan ?atovi? from Highlander Adventures about his nation.

Kenan says, “Bosnia is a really advanced nation however extraordinarily small. It’s the measurement of Pennsylvania however inside you could have a lot. For the journey seekers, there are such a lot of journey alternatives from whitewater rafting to canyoning to paragliding. Mountaineering is spectacular. Then if you’re into historical past we are saying that we have now way more historical past than we will deal with. We wish to say that we’re on the crossroads or that we’re the assembly level between the east and the west. Culturally, very advanced nation and likewise religiously. We have now Muslims. We have now Orthodox Christians and we have now Catholics. There’s a huge Jewish group that has been right here since they had been thrown out of Spain after the Reconquista. All of those make this loopy loopy and exquisite combine.”

In Sarajevo, yow will discover a mosque, catholic church, and synagogue in a 200-meter radius. Some have referred to as Sarajevo the “Jerusalem of the Balkans”. In a single half of the previous city, you may really feel like you’re within the center east, and within the different half like you’re in Vienna. It is a metropolis that was besieged within the Bosnian Battle for 1,425 days from 1992 to 1996. Town nonetheless has monuments and scars from that battle however is a full of life and exquisite metropolis. This was additionally town the place an unfortunate Arch Duke Ferdinand was assassinated by Serbian separatists to start out WWI.

We discuss the place you must store, tour, and eat in Sarajevo.  Kenan says you haven’t been to Bosnia till you could have eaten pita and ćevapi. You must take a strolling tour with somebody who is aware of the historical past and likewise go to the Sarajevo Tunnel that provided town within the Bosnian Battle.

From Sarajevo, Kenan recommends a go to to the Srebrenica Genocide Memorial. After WWII, Europe mentioned that genocide would by no means, ought to by no means occur once more, nevertheless it did within the Bosnian Battle, broadcast to your house by way of satellite tv for pc TV.

Then we head north to the previous historic cities of Travnik and Jajce. Jajce is the place the previous Kingdom of Bosnia died and a brand new nation of Yugoslavia began. It has a stupendous waterfall on the town and a historic fortress on the hill overlooking the city.

We discuss mountain climbing in Bosnia together with mountain villages like Lukomir and Bosnia’s a part of the Through Dinarica which is a mega mountain climbing path throughout the western Balkans. Kenan additionally tells us the place you may go whitewater rafting. 

We make a cease in Mostar which will get a large number of vacationers there to see its stunning bridge. In case you are there in the summertime, keep the evening with the intention to see town earlier than and after the tour buses arrive from Dubrovnic and the coast.

In Blagaj, you may see the supply of the Vrelo Bune river because it exits from a cave. You too can see a historic tekija (kind of a Dervish monastery). You possibly can’t take a by way of ferrata (climing route with cables and ladders) as much as the ruins of a fortress on the hill and even sleep there beneath the celebs.

Bosnia is superb, cheap, and scrumptious. 

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Present Notes
Journey to Bosnia – Episode 262
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Srebrenica Genocide Memorial
Po?itelj, ?apljina
Kravica (waterfall)
Baš?aršija (Sarajevo previous bazaar)
Žuta Tabija (Yellow Bastion)
Vratnik (White bastion)
Sarajevo Rose
Sarajevo Tunnel
Nationwide and College Library of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
Journey to Bosnia – Episode 262 – Newbie Traveler
7 Stunning Issues about Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Pliva (river)
Bosnia and Herzegovina – UNESCO World Heritage Centre
Rakitnica Canyon
Bosnia and Herzegovina Mountaineering
Through Dinarica Alliance – A Mega Mountaineering Path Throughout the Western Balkans
Mountaineering the Peaks of the Balkans (Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro)
Volujak (mountain)


Hello Chris,

Was listening to your podcast on Lebanon at the moment to relive a visit I took final 12 months.  Was very pleasantly stunned if you gave me a shout out for becoming a member of your Patreon group on the finish of the podcast.  You even pronounced my identify appropriately,  which is a rarity!  Thanks!  It was a pleasant factor to do and I’m glad to assist such a beautiful useful resource for journey. 


I actually loved the podcast.  She touched on all of the locations I visited besides one.  She didn’t point out the Jeitta Grotto.   I’ve been to Carlsbad and Kartchner Caverns within the American southwest and I need to say this one ranks proper up there with the perfect.  It’s massive,  fantastically lit,  has a pleasant elevated concrete walkway and an enormous variety of stalagmites and stalactites.  There’s additionally a decrease portion that features a river boat journey, nevertheless it had been wet and the river was operating too excessive, so it was briefly closed.  In your listeners that get pleasure from caves, I’d extremely suggest it!


Actually get pleasure from your present.  Sustain the nice work!




Hi there!


My identify is Mercedes & my husband (Benjamin) & I LOVE listening to your podcast! We’ve been listening to it for 3 or so months and take heed to it day by day! We’re vacationers ourselves and attempt to journey to a minimum of 4 locations yearly. 


We’ve been to over 11 international locations and 15 states collectively inside the final 3 out of 6 years of being collectively! Being in our early 20s, lots of people name is loopy for prioritizing touring! Hopefully in the future we could be chat with you (& possibly be an episode) about our travels & decide your mind for our future deliberate journeys! 


Thanks to your time & sit up for listening to extra episodes!


Mercedes & Benjamin

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