Mines in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mines

Mines.

I was clearing out my somewhat cluttered office the other day, when I came across a bag full of stickers.

You know, car stickers from old radio stations that I used to listen to etc. Why do we keep such stuff?

As I leafed through them, getting quite nostalgic, I came across a red inverted triangle sticker with the simple word “Mines” in white (and a skull and crossbones logo).

As I looked at that sticker, it reminded me, yet again, that the country that I have decided to live in, still has a considerable amount of minefields and uncleared mined areas, left from the conflict of the 1990’s.

I enjoy tremendously, to create video content that shows this beautiful country to whoever watches, and hopefully inspires them to want to come and visit and experience this quite magical place.

There are still questions that I get regularly asked, about whether there’s still fighting here, or even how dangerous it is because of mines.

The fighting bit stopped in 1995!!!!

Now, I have to say that the country is safe.

Where minefields are, they are marked.

As a backup, there are some simple rules, that if obeyed, or rather observed, keep you safe.

Although there are no minefields near where I live for example, I always tell my guests the rules to ensure they keep safe.

Better safe than sorry. You can NEVER have too much insurance. Right?

Having said all that, it’s still a great shame that some 22 years after the conflict ended, that the task of making every square kilometre of land safe, has still not been achieved.

But the job continues and theres an up to date article HERE if you would like to find out more.

There’s also this video, which brings a lot of context to the uncleared mine issue.

No country in the world is totally safe to travel through (physical/sexual assaults, street crime etc) but Bosnia and Herzegovina in comparison, even with the rare chance of coming in contact with mines, is much much safer than most.

I really hope to see you here sometime in the future.

If you have any questions that the link and video above didn’t answer, please drop it in the comment box below and I’ll do my best to answer it.

And if you want to visit, then use the form on the right side of this page 🙂

Mines

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