Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina is officially one country, in the western Balkans of Southeastern Europe. Bordering Croatia to the north, Serbia to the east and Montenegro to the south, it is a beautiful country full of medieval villages, rivers, lakes and the craggy Dinaric Alps. It is one of Europe\'s most diverse nations, its history molded by the meeting of the Byzantine and Ottoman civilizations from the East with the Romans and Austro-Hungarians from the West. In March 1992, BiH became an independent nation, an act that led to war between the Bosnian Croats and Muslims (who wanted independence) and the Serbs (who didn't). Three years of war ravaged the country, but in 1995 a peace agreement was signed, and the long rehabilitation process began.
Today, it is a warm and welcoming country, and Bosnia & Herzegovina holidays offer magnificent architecture in thriving cities such as Sarajevo and Mostar, with equally varied cuisine reflecting its past. Further afield, a country of rugged scenery awaits, including soaring mountains, rural communities and tranquil pastures.