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What have been the highlights of your time in this country? Best trips or experiences?

Jajce is a lovely day trip from Sarajevo, as is Mostar. But the biggest highlight has been the Bosnian people themselves. They are some of the kindest, funniest people I have ever met. I will carry this country in my heart for the rest of my life. - Dec 25, 2017
There are a number of things to see outside of Sarajevo, but most people head to nearby Croatia, Montenegro, Hungary, Slovenia, and further because they are so close. - Sep 26, 2017
Friendly people, good food (if you are not a vegetarian), skiing, hiking, proximity to the rest of Europe for weekend trips. - Feb 6, 2017
The skiing on the Olympic Mountains. I learned to ski here and have absolutely loved the experience. Secondly, the Bosnian people are amazing. For a population that has been through so much, they somehow remain kind, open, and welcoming. - May 26, 2016
Snowy mountain fun, lots of beach trips to Croatia, amazing people who adore kids. - Aug 19, 2014
Great people. A very safe and easy-to-navigate city which is better to live in than it is a tourist destination. A great, although limited, selection of restaurants. A very pro-American community. - Nov 26, 2012
My family and I traveled to over a dozen other European countries while here, vacationed on the Dalmation coast, and met a lot of great people. If you can get past the constant ethnic problems/tensions, graffiti and leftover Communist architecture, as someone else said, there are some very unique and interesting spots and events to experience in Sarajevo (Old Town, Copper Alley, Sarajevo Film Festival) along with the European cafe culture. Bosnians are an interesting culture to experience. They fancy themselves very European, although you see much of the leftover Communist elements from "Tito times" which still permeate their society and way of thinking. At times, I found it maddening, fascinating and entertaining, but never boring. - Aug 17, 2011
Traveling throughout BiH, to Austria, Croatia, Italy. - May 31, 2011
Travel all over the region is easy if you want to get away, and you never run out of places to drive within a 3 - 5 hours distance. There always seems to be something worthwhile going on in Sarajevo, whether it's the Sarajevo Film Festival, inexpensive trips to the theater and musical events, or a cultural fair. Getting up into the hills outside of the city brings you to some of the most breathtaking landscape in Europe. If you're adventurous and can look past the graffiti or the communist style block apartments that line much of the city's streets, you can enjoy this place like no other. Just a trip down to the old Turkish market in town is a treat on any day. The coffee culture here is alive and well 12 months a year, with people sitting and chatting over hot cups of local brew well into the night. In the spring, the cafes move outdoors, and it's one after the other as you walk down the street. - May 18, 2010