The Heart Shaped Land
Bosnia and Herzegovina is the heart shaped land that lies in the heart of southeast Europe. It is were the eastern and western civilizations met, sometimes clashed, but more often enriched and reinforced each other throughout its long and fascinating history.
Bosnia and Herzegovina is a long name for a country that measures just over 50,000 sq km. Bosnia covers the north and centre of the country with its name probably derived from ‘bosana’, an old Indo-European word meaning water, which Bosnia has no short of.
The southern region of ancient Hum, was later named Herzegovina. Perhaps what is most important for the visitor to know today, though, is that Bosnia and Herzegovina is a stunningly beautiful country with a vast array of landscapes, cultures, traditions and people. And as the old cliche goes ‘people make the place’ – and BiH prides itself on its hospitality and treating our guests as if they were family members. And family we take to heart.
What to do?
One would expect a lot less from such a small country, yet Bosnia and Herzegovina is establishing itself as one of newest and most exciting education and tourism destinations in southeast Europe.
With a vast array of attractions and a diverse menu of activities BiH is sure to surprise and please any type of traveler.