17 best places to visit in Bosnia and Herzegovina; Kami; My Wanderlust

Best places to visit in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Sarajevo, Mostar and beyond. Click to read what you should see when you travel to Bosnia and Herzegovina!

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Jumping off Old Bridge in Mostar is rite of passage on holiday in The Balkans; Will Payne; The Sun

JUMPING seven storeys from the Old Bridge in Mostar is a rite of passage. For the past 450 years local lads, eager to impress the girls, have been daring the 80ft leap to the distant waters of the …

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Why you should explore the Balkans; Lola Akinmade

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Culture – the “X Factor” for Building Back Better after Conflict and Disasters; World Bank

A new World Bank-UNESCO Position Paper, Culture in City Reconstruction and Recovery (CURE), proposes an enhanced culture-based framework for city reconstruction and recovery.

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3 Ideal Eastern Europe Itineraries for Backpackers; Stephanie Parker; Big World Small Pocket

Eastern Europe really is a treasure trove for travellers. From incredible architecture and epic nightlife, to gorgeous mountains and beautiful beaches, this diverse and delightful part of the world really does pack it all in. That’s not to mention the fairytale castles, the quirky coffeehouses, the rattling trams and the fiery Rakija! And who can forget the people, wild, welcoming and a whole lot of fun, from the Baltics to the Balkans, the Bulgarians to the Bosnians, I doubt you’ll ever be made to feel more at home…

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The Ultimate Balkans Bucket List; Tanner Saunders; Culture Trip

From Mostar to Ljubljana, the Balkans is one of the most dynamic regions in the world. Here are the experiences to add to your Balkans bucket list.

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Would you dare take this leap of faith?; Rediff

For those seeking adventure, head to the ancient Bosnian town of Mostar where on can get their high by jumping off a historic bridge into a fast-flowing river. Welcome to the annual traditional diving competition. For those who won’t dare to do this, here’s a glimpse of what takes place. | Would you dare take this leap of faith?

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A seven-nation Balkan odyssey, far-flung ways to pop the question and more; Phil Marty; Chicago Tribune

A seven-nation Balkan odyssey, far-flung ways to pop the question and more…

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World’s Top Cliff Divers Take On Old Bosnian Tradition; Igor Spaic; Balkan Insight

Bosnia & Herzegovina – Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar

Red Bull has been organizing cliff-diving competitions since 2009, but when it included Mostar on its list of venues two years ago, it came to a place with its own, centuries-old, tradition of diving.

Plunging off the Old Bridge in Mostar in southern Bosnia has been a local test of courage for young men for generations. The tradition of high-diving may be older than the famous bridge itself.

Everything is ready for this Saturday’s cliff-diving championships that will take place before thousands of spectators.

Hotels are fully booked and a platform that raises the height of the jump from the water to the bridge to the required 27 meters is being set up.

 

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Adriatic Moto Tours’ Adriatic Riviera Tour; Jenny Smith; Rider Magazine

Bosnia – Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar

It’s a place straight out of a fairytale: deep forests, bottomless lakes, rivers that pour out of gaping holes in the mountainside, waterfalls, crystal clear azure seas and a thousand islands dotting a coastline where Roman ruins, medieval city walls and arcane necropolises sit amongst modern buildings that bear the scars of war. This complex and misunderstood (by Americans, at least) part of the world is rich with history and natural beauty, and it’s an underrated motorcycling destination—which is why I was so excited to experience it on Adriatic Moto Tours’ Adriatic Riviera Tour. Slovenia-based Adriatic Moto Tours (AMT) specializes in introducing motorcyclists to the lesser-known destinations of Central and Eastern Europe, far from the typical crowds of tourists, and showing off the region’s 2,000 years of culture and history.

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