How many people understand the Bosnian language?

Bosnia, Language

What is the Bosnian Language? Bosnian is one of three official languages of Bosnia and Herzegovina, along with Croatian and Serbian, and also an officially recognized minority or regional language in Serbia, Montenegro,  and the Republic of Kosovo.  Like the other two official languages, Croatian and Serbian it is a standardized version of Serbo-Croatian.  Linguists find […]

August 2, 2018

Should I study abroad in Bosnia? 

Bosnia, economy, education

Should I study abroad in Bosnia?  How does a degree compare with one from Germany? USA? If you are an American who struggles to pay for college tuition whose cost has skyrocketed in the past ten years you may be looking for some options to study abroad in another cheaper and culturally rich countries. When […]

April 3, 2018

Is air pollution actually a problem in Bosnia?

Bosnia, Pollution

In the international news air pollution crops up as one of Bosnia’s main concerns. Many of the articles focus on particular cities and particular factories not complying with environmental laws.  In this post I hope to try to understand what is happening. In both a Guardian and Modern Diplomacy pieces they emphasize that single source […]

March 23, 2018

Has the Bosnian Pyramids become a tourist trap?

Bosnia, Pyramids, Tourism

One of my favorite side trips in Bosnia has been the world famous healing Pyramids of Bosnia.  If they are real or not is irrelevant. The bigger question is how much money they can bring in for Bosnia and the local community surrounding the pyramids. Number of Visitors to the Pyramids Source: interview According to […]

March 8, 2018

Where did the rebuilding money go?

Bosnia, economy

Where did the rebuilding money go? Why do I still see unfixed houses and buildings? In this paper I will try to analyze the failure of economic reform in the post conflict Bosnia and Herzegovina. This will be achieved by examining the pre-war economy of Bosnia, the effects of Dayton Peace Accord in 1995, and […]

March 7, 2018

Are Middle Eastern tourists flocking to Bosnia?

Bosnia, economy, Tourism

The recent Economist’s article states that majority of foreign investors in Bosnia and Herzegovina are coming from the politically unstable Middle East and Arab countries. For the last twenty years Bosnia has had struggled to recover its economy from the war in the 1990’s. This investment is both a blessing and a curse for Bosnia. Visitors to […]

March 7, 2018

The facts about a pension in Bosnia

Bosnia, economy, Pensions

Pensioners protesting?!? Following the news in Bosnia in recent weeks it seems there is a nationwide protests about the pension plan.  This is in regards to pension benefits not being able to meet basic living standards. How dire is getting for the old folks in Bosnia? Thousands of pensioners from across Bosnia’s Bosniak-Croat Federation, most […]

March 7, 2018

What is there to know about the wines of Bosnia?

Agriculture, Bosnia, Tourism, wine

Want to know more about Bosnian wines? Traveling to Bosnia most especially in southern region of Hercegovina- Neretva Kanton around Mostar there seems like endless rows of vineyards and other fruit but barely any wines on the shelf from Bosnia itself.  Most store shelves are full of Croatian and Italian wines.  I wanted to investigate further to […]

March 7, 2018