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History:

"A Bosnian Serb student, Gavrilo Princip, assassinates the Austrian archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo, precipitating World War I."

Fun Facts and Trivia:

"The country is nicknamed the “Heart Shaped Land” due to the country’s slight heart shape."

Customs and Culture:

"Bosnians are known as a friendly, hospitable people. In Muslim houses, it is traditional to remove one's shoes and put on a pair of slippers. Kissing is a common form of greeting for both men and women. Three kisses on alternating cheeks are customary."

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 Quick Facts: Entry & Exit, Safety & Security 

Vaccinations: Routine vaccinations & Hepatitis A

Visas: Not required for US citizens for a stay up to 90 days

What to Pack"Although Bosniaks are Muslim, there is almost no local culture for wearing Islamic dress though it is considered proper for women to cover their hair when entering a mosque (or indeed many churches)."

When You Arrive

Water Safety: Drink bottled water

Currency: Bosnia and Herzegovina convertible mark Exchange Rate

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What to do? Where to go? Getting here.

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Sarajevo

History:

"15th century: Sarajevo is founded by the Ottoman Empire. The city grows around a Turkish-style marketplace, adding mosques and roadside inns."

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Mostar

History:

"Mostar grew from a simple crossing point on the Neretva River to an important crossroads settlement and provincial capital in the Ottoman Empire."

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