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Ayla Erickson

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Bosnia and Herzegovina is largely mountainous, and has many rivers.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
The country of Bosnia and Herzegovina is located on the western side of the Balkan Peninsula, an area of land that extends southward from Central Europe toward the Mediterranean Sea.
Tradition and Culture
The climate features hot summers and cold winters. In July, the mean temperature is 22.5° C (72.5° F ). January's mean temperature is 0° C (32° F ). Annual rainfall averages roughly 62.5 cm (24.6 in).
The Stone Arch Bridge, Mostar, was built in 1566.
Later it was destroyed in the civil war, and completly restored in 1993.
The War
The Serbs, Muslims, and Croats have been fighting for half a century. In 1992 they started another civil war which killed over 100,000 people and the town of Sarajevo was almost completely destroyed. After 3 years of fighting they had a peaceful settlement in 1995, directed by the United Nations.
How do I get in?
Special Requirement for stays longer than 3 mounths
Temporary residence Permit
Am I safe?
Be Aware of:
Political difficults
Random acts of violence
Past war threats
about 13,000 minefeilds
about 222,000 active land mines
Pick Pockets
average of approximately one hand-grenade incidents per week
Tolerated alcohol level-- 0.03%
Local driving habits are poor and cars are in bad condition
1282 for EMERGENCY
1-202-501-4444 for travel warnings
Must Haves:
3 ethnic cultures....Muslim, Serb, Croat
Speak similar languages, but have very diffrent cultural beliefs
They speak a form of Serbian, and write with the Latin Alphabet
Lets try it out!
Здраво --is how they write "Hello" but it is pronounced "ало!"
Bosnian Currency
100 US dollars is equal to about 74 Euros
Andrija Artuković
(29 November 1899 – 16 January 1988) - minister in the government of the Independent State of Croatia and war criminal.
Bosnia seceded from Yugoslavia in March 1992. In 1996 they elected 3 presidents, 1 from each ethnic group. The United Nations and Mato kept the peace from 1996-2004 when European Union toops took over.
They have a high level of poverty.
Bosnia hosted the 1984 winter Olympics, in Sarajevo.
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