Bosnia and Herzegovina

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<map lat='44.02047156335411' lng='17.830810546875' zoom='7' view='0' float='right' height='350' width='400'/> Bosnia and Herzegovina is generally good for hitchhiking as the people here are very warm and friendly. If you are from a western country, chances are good that the people you meet in the street will have friends or relatives living in your country (due to refugees leaving Bosnia during the war). This makes for easy conversation with locals (if you can communicate with them).

The roads are mostly of high quality and police won't give you any trouble here. In some places you may have to wait a long time. There are still many uncleared landmines, so when walking outside of cities, try to stay on the road or well used paths. Try to avoid hitching within cities as you will quite only attract taxis.

Many car driver will not understand the concept of hitchhiking and private taxi is a major form of public transport. Therefore, make sure before you board a vehicle that the driver is not an informal taxi. Also make sure to keep an eye on the road you are going, if the driver make a sudden turn around, changes his natural path or take another direction, it is likely that he is either a taxi driver or that he thinks he is doing good by bringing you to the local bus station. You therefore will have to be reiterative on stating that you do 'autostop' all the way.

Dangers

Thousands of unmarked land mines are still present in the country and walking off the road into the bushes for a toilet break may not be a good idea. Just use common sense.

See also

Principle cities: