QUICK BOSNIA FACTS
Currency: Bosnian Convertible Mark (BAM) can be withdrawn from ATMs throughout Bosnia & Herzegovina, however keep in mind that smaller cities or towns may not have access to ATMs and its recommended to withdraw cash and take it with you.
Power Points: Most power points are the same as most other European power points (2 circular prongs). Obviously I would recommend you take a Travel Adapter especially for non Europeans.
Official Language: The official languages of Bosnia & Herzegovina are Bosnian, Serbian and Croatian.
Health: There’s a risk of tick-borne encephalitis in forests as well as reported cases of West Nile virus (WNV) have been reported in Bosnia and Herzegovina. I would recommend that you contact your doctor a few weeks before you travel as in some cases you need to start any medication a few days before your trip or you may need to get a vaccination.
Drinking Tap Water: The tap water is generally safe to drink, however, if you are unsure, make sure to ask your hotel receptionist or host.
Visa: Most countries don’t require a visa for short stays, to visit Bosnia.
– Cevapi (Small, oblong-shaped kebabs made of lamb and beef served in Bosnian pita bread with raw onions).
– Bureks (a flaky pastry with a meat, cheese, or spinach filling).
– Bosnian bean soup (peruano beans as the main ingredients, served alongside bell peppers, onions and carrots).
– Ustipci (small balls of fried dough with either a sweet or savoury filling).
– Bosnian Baklava (a small cake with layers of nuts, syrup and honey).
When to go: Bosnia is great in May, June and early September, when the heat fades and the hiking is idyllic. February and March are great for winter activities, as the sun is out and the days are longer than in midwinter.