In every store in Bosnia and Herzegovina in use is only national currency call Convertible Mark abbreviation KM (Serbian Cyrillic: Конвертабилна марка, read: Konvertabilna marka).
Like TV, no problem?! Here is in use a subtitles. So, this is good opportunity to even start learn Serbian language, subtitles help me to learn English.
All international films are in their original language and subtitled in the local language except those that are aimed for children in which case they are dubbed in the local language.
Hand-made spinning wool is an very old tradition in Bosnia. Unfortunately, this kind of handicraft barely can be seen in today's Bosnia. I was lucky, in occasion of a business trip to Kneževo nearby Banja Luka I saw this old lady and she proudly posed me for a picture.
The statue of the girl stands in the central park of the city, right opposite to the castle. I know nothing about this monument, however, it remind me on the fact that the city of Banja Luka is crowded with the beautiful and very attractive girls. When strolling around you'll notice it by yourself.
Having a coffee in some of very nice coffee bars in main, Gospodska Street is tradition here. It is pedestrian zone passing by Banski Dvor, National Bank, City Hall and Church of Holy Trinity. You can have your coffee and enjoy watching beautiful women passing by.
The architecture of our town is unique, because it stems from so many eras. This is also evident in usage. For instance, the Banski Dvori is a general institution building, but also contains a wide spectrum of workshops and multi-media programs. This is not just a place of cultural-art events (concerts, exhibitions, literature nights), but is also a place of many social, scientific, economic and tourist manifestations. An exhibitions saloon, Big Hall, City Hall, the Solemn Saloon, its design-centre, and the Parliament/President's Office, are located in 'Banski Dvori'.
Serbian Cyrillic alphabet is officially in use in Republika Srpska. That often confuse many visitors of city. Good news is that all official sign are written in Serbian Cyrillic and English Latin.
Usually people don't leave tip in Banja Luka, but they give sometime a reward of about 10% for good service in restaurant or bar.
Banja Luka looks almost like a small town from Central Europe. After devastage earthquake (1969) city develops in modern city with specific cultural mix of culture of South Slavic (especialy...