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Bosnia and herzegovina

Colorful Streets of Mostar – Guide to Mostar’s Street Art

Every city has streets: Long streets, narrow streets, clean streets, dirty streets, colorful streets, dull streets. When we explore a new place, we pass hundreds of streets. Often without even realizing it. However, if we realize it, it's due to the fact that something caught our attention. Sometimes we become fully aware of a certain street or corner just because there is something that lured us into pausing for a moment and breathing in the atmosphere of this street. What could it be that lured us and made us stay put for a short while? It's street art with a message behind. An abundance of colors, shapes and details turned into a fascinating piece of street art by talented hands and creative minds. Whenever we visit a new place, … (Continue reading)

What Bosnia & Herzegovina Is and what It’s Not

As a daughter of Croatian Bosniaks who originated from Mostar, I hold a quite special connection to the country of Bosnia & Herzegovina. Although my parents emigrated only a few years before the evils of war threw the country into deep chaos and destruction, I could witness the development of the country during the aftermath through my yearly visits. Based on these observations, I gathered 10 facts that describe what Bosnia & Herzegovina is and what it's not. While past actions have thrown the country back many decades in the terms of economy, infrastructure and social services, there is only little space to look back. The well-educated youth is looking forward to a brighter future and tries to find a middle way between tradition and modernity. The locals … (Continue reading)