Before I get into what it’s like being a black person traveling in Bosnia and Herzegovina, I should let you know that this post is actually part of a series on my blog called Being a Black Traveler in Eastern Europe and Slavic Europe by Country.
That is why this summary of my experience as a black traveler in Bosnia and Herzegovina is not so long. So check out the whole Eastern Europe post when you are done.
Disclaimer: I am a tall, thin, make-up wearing, American passport-wielding girl that dresses in mostly dresses, cute skirts and other fashionable clothing. I am sure that all factors into how I am “received” in some countries. As you read my experiences, keep that in mind that my gender and my nationality, I am sure, can sometimes play a part in how I am treated.
Okay, so what is it like being a black girl traveling in Bosnia and Herzegovina?
I received a lot of long stares and people surprised to see a black person, as I do in all the Balkan countries. But I don’t have any crazy stories as I did in Kosovo and Macedonia. I think Bosnians are pretty chill people. But I did get stared at a lot. I actually have a video about this as well. Check it out below (although not all of the video was filmed in Bosnia–some scenes were from Croatia, Kosovo and Albania) .
Click here to go back to my series on being a black traveler in Eastern Europe and slavic countries.