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Mostar, Then And Now

The Bosnian War or the War in Bosnia and Herzegovina was an…

The Bosnian War or the War in Bosnia and Herzegovina was an international armed conflict that took place in Bosnia and Herzegovina between 1 March 1992 and 14 December 1995. The war involved several factions. The main belligerents were the forces of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina and those of the self-proclaimed Bosnian Serb and Bosnian Croat entities within Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republika Srpska and Herzeg-Bosnia, who were led and supplied by Serbia and Croatia respectively.<p>The war …

The Bosnian language is one of the standard versions of the…

The Bosnian language is one of the standard versions of the Central-South Slavic diasystem, based on the Štokavian dialect. The language is used by Bosniaks in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the region of Sandžak (in Serbia and Montenegro) and elsewhere. It is based on the Western variant of the Shtokavian dialect and uses both the Latin and Cyrillic alphabets, although Latin is used to the almost total exclusion of Cyrillic.<p>Bosnian alphabet<br>Pronunciation<p>Vowels<br>The Bosnian vowel system is simple, with …

Sarajevo is one of the most historically interesting and vari…

Sarajevo is one of the most historically interesting and varied cities in Europe. It is a place where the Western & Eastern Roman Empire split; where the people of the Roman Catholic west, Eastern Orthodox east and the Ottoman south, met, lived and warred. It has been both an example of historical turbulence and the clash of civilizations, as well as a beacon of hope for peace and tolerance through multi-cultural integration. The city is historically famous for its traditional religious …

Europe's best hidden eats

From local holes-in-the-wall to trendy clandestine establishments, travelers to Europe have plenty of ways to veer off the tired tourist track when they dine. At these hidden spots, whether a secret late-night bakery in Lisbon or a dynamic pop-up in London, diners can immerse themselves in the …

Restaurants

No reservations: Your guide to London's hot new pop-up food scene

Over two balmy days in a formerly dingy East London back alley last summer, eight of the city's best bars competed to make the best gin and rum cocktails the city had ever tasted. The Twitter-driven events – Ginstock and Rumstock – attracted several thousands of thirsty people in two days. Both …