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I have not "trekked" through the Balkans but I have cycled unaccompanied with no support through Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Albania and Macedonia and found the people very friendly and helpful and the overall experience 'safe'. Although my description of safe may differ from yours. I stayed in a hostel/b&b for one night in Podgorica but the rest of ...


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You should go. I've never been to Montenegro, but I have been to various places in Dalmatia, and I have spent a good deal of time in and around Sarajevo, where my mother in law lives. I'm not sure exactly what you mean by "trekking" (and I have no idea what you mean by "integrist"). Land mines are a problem in Bosnia, but the problem is dwindling, thanks ...


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Depending on where you plan to stay in Bosnia, you'll meet predominantly Christians or Muslims. Easter and Easter Monday are public holidays there so larger cities like Sarajevo or Banja Luka will have shops and monuments closed. Most of the bars, cafes and restaurants will be open and perhaps some smaller shops. But if you decide to you stay at smaller ...


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I got this from http://www.buscroatia.com/split-sarajevo/ Bus id - ID-862 Times- 14:30 - 20:15 Company- Linvo Bus Price Single/Return - 168 HRK / 269 HRK Hope it helps.


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In Bosnia (and Herzegovina), the government does something slightly differently, due to the diversity of religion. In addition to certain public holidays (including Easter), each person is permitted two working days per year to fulfill their religious needs. These days are not considered official public holidays, but if taken around other public holidays ...


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1) You should have no problems crossing from Bosnia and Hercegovina to Montenegro and on into Kosovo. The only proplematic part is the Serbian-Kosovo border. It seems the best way to travel to/from Serbia is to use your EU identity card, rather than your passport because they can not stamp it. 2) There is a direct bus from Sarajevo to Pristina, from ...


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I can at least partly answer your question by quoting from my Lonely planet: International buses serve much of Europe, including Skopje, Macedonia (€5, 1½ hours), Tirana, Albania (€35, 10 hours), Istanbul, Turkey (€40, 20 hours), and Sarajevo, Bosnia and Hercegovina (€30, 10 hours). And: It's unwise to bring Serbian-plated cars into Kosovo. ...


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There are no trains from Sarajevo to Dubrovnik. There are also no convenient train to Split. However, what you can do is take a train down to Ploce. This is a quite agreeable and scenic trip. The train leaves at 6:51, and arrives in Ploce at 10:58. Ploce is a regular stop on all Split - Dubrovnik and vv buses, so you should not have any trouble finding ...


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Bus: http://www.autobusni-kolodvor.com/en/terminal.aspx?k=173&d=070 (Zenica - Dubrovnik, Sarajevo - Split). Train: Look like there are no trains to Dubrovnik. You can read this topic: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g294450-i6234-k4733548-Sarajevo_to_Dubrovnik-Sarajevo_Sarajevo_Canton.html


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The Julian calendar Easter (celebrated by Orthodox Christians, ie. Serbs in Bosnia) is April 15th, so at least in the Serbian parts of Bosnia, it will be "business as usual" the weekend before Easter (when you want to visit).


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If you have plenty of time, you can take the night bus operated by Croatia Bus, departing 22:00 in Sarajevo and arriving 06:00 in Zagreb. Then the train from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. at 09:57, arriving in Budapest 16:29. The price will be about 55€ (25€ for the bus and 30€ for the train).


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I'm from Bosnia. I myself never partake in Ramadan and I've never had any serious troubles. As you said yourself, Bosnia has a large non-Muslim presence throughout the whole country. Many Muslims don't fast during Ramadan as well. Some just choose not to, but some can't because of illness, pregnancy, old age or physical work/exercise etc. On top of that, ...


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It is possible to get from Bucharest to Sarajevo on train - likely requiring a rather roundabout route via Budapest, Hungary and Zagreb, Croatia or even Salzburg, Austria an thus easily taking as much as 48h. A map of the railway lines in Europe may be found on the interrail website and their timetable/trip planner will provide connections and times. ...



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