Last week I gave you guys a review of Croatia and this week I will be giving you a glimpse of Bosnia and Herzegovina - a country south of Croatia!
First stop, I visited Sarajevo, which is the biggest city and also the capital.
The capital is filled with so many lovely restaurants and cafes. Below are some glimpses of the delicious food I had. A must have to eat it ćevapi (not pictured)! Cevapi are sort of like a skinless sausage. They are usually served with a flat-bread, and often topped with sour cream, onions, kajmak, and feta cheese. Bosnia is known for having some of the best so I encourage you to have some at a restaurant if you ever visit the country - you will not regret it!
After done exploring the capital, I head to the towns where my family members live. They live in small towns that almost no one will have ever heard of. Points to anyone who can comment and name the places below!
It's a gorgeous and natural place with beautiful scenary.
The mountain that you see in the backgrounds of the pictures is the Vlašić mountain - part of the Dinaric Alps that covers most of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It overlooks the town of Travnik which I also visited. I went up to the Vlašić mountain and it was breathtakingly beautiful. It's a very popular tourist destination, but more in the winter since people can ski and snowboard. There is a ski resort, hotels, grocery stores, and restaurants on top of the mountain. It has zip lining and hiking trails as well.
To get to the mountain, we had to get to Travnik, which is an old town filled with mosques, clock towers, and even a castle!
We climbed up to the top of Travnik Castle (known as the Old Fort) - it's a small trek but worth it! There is no official record of when it was built or who it was constructed by but historians agree that it was built either in the 14th or 15th century by King Tvrtko ll Kotromanic. Some more pictures of the castle below.
My grandpa has a farm so I visited that as well and took pictures of the view he has since his place is all the way up in the mountains. Of course, everything looks better in real life than in pictures but they still capture the beauty pretty well.
That's it for Bosnia and Herzegovina for now. I'll be back there soon and with more pictures and adventures. Have a great week everyone - stay tuned for more content and countries from HorriblyAWSM :)