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    Jajce

    by Amelei Written Aug 28, 2006

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    Jajce has had more than its fair share of battles. The town changed hands several times before the independent Bosnian state was finally conquered when the Jajce fortress was the last one to fall to the Ottoman invaders in 1528

    It seemed fitting after so many civilizations had settled and fought over this place that in 1943 the AVNOJ was signed and sealed here in one of the most historical moments of Bosnia's and Yugoslavia's history.

    The second session of the Anti-Fascist Council of the National Liberation of Yugoslavia on November 29 ratified that Bosnia and Herzegovina, as an equal federal unit, would enter the Democratic Federal Yugoslavia. These resolutions outlined the future democratic and federal organization of the region. The outskirts of town are blessed with an abundance of water, which is probably what made it so attractive and practical as a settlement in earlier times.

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    Travnik

    by Amelei Written Aug 28, 2006

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    Travnik is situated in the valley of the Lasva River and bordered by Vlasic Mountain to the north and Mount Vilenica to the south. The early Slav settlers gave little evidence of their presence until 500 years after their arrival to the area around Travnik

    The valley reappeared in 1244, in terms of primary historical records, when the Hungarian King Bela IV gave one of his notables a piece of land in Lasva. By that time, the area was a feudal estate of the Bosnian state.

    Although remains from these centuries do not show the wealth the valley had known in Roman times, the era did have its share of castles and mansions. The Travnik Fortress was the most impressive fortress at the time, and still stands out as the best preserved of them all. This era gave Travnik its name.

    The Ottoman era renewed the glory of Travnik. It was the principal city and military centre of the Ottoman Empire. It was from here that the Ottomans planeded their invasions further towards the southwest. They brought mosques, religious schools, roads and water systems. They fortified the medieval fortress and built a mini-city within its high stone walls. For over 150 years, the vizier – the Ottoman Sultan's representative in Bosnia - had his headquarters in this town, attracting both consulates and trade. Travelers visiting Travnik in this era were impressed by the town and called it the European Istanbul and the most oriental town in Bosnia. Ivo Andriæ's brilliant 'Travnik Chornicle' gives you a feel of this period.

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    Sutjeska National Park

    by Amelei Written Aug 28, 2006

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    Sutjeska National Park
    Locally famous for the great battle of WWII when the partisans defeated a massive German army this park is also home to one of Europe's last remaining primeval forests in Perucica. Also home to Bosnia's highest peak (Maglic Mt. 2,386 m) its a paradise for hikers, walkers and nature lovers.

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    Mostar's Stari Most (Old Bridge)

    by Amelei Written Aug 28, 2006

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    Mostar's Stari Most (Old Bridge)

    The old bridge is perhaps the finest example of Ottoman ingenuity and Dalmatian masonry in the western Balkans. Not only does this precious stone structure bridge the east and west banks of the emerald Neretva River, it also symbolizes the crossroads of eastern and western civilizations

    beautiful mostar relics of mostar mostar mostar

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    Play in rush hour traffic

    by american_tourister Written Jun 9, 2005

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    You have to really watch out here! I know that LA and NYC have some horrendous traffic but when you are blocked off by a herd of sheep you know that things are really baaadddddd!

    Baa Baa Black Sheep

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    Crazy Hats!

    by american_tourister Written May 21, 2004

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    When winter comes out, so do the nutty hats. I saw more kooky winter hats here than at any ski resort.

    I believe it is the Bosnian way of dealing with the dreariness of winter.

    It matches my nails!

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