my experience as a black woman travelling Bosnia and Herzegovina. Also intended for black people living in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Being a black person in Bosnia and Herzegovina – A black traveler’s experience

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 countries.

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 series 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. 

black person travel guideAre you a black woman interested in living in an Eastern European country, or any foreign country really, but worried about logistics such as getting your hair done, finding your favorite make-up products, culturally awkward dating, etc.? Check out my Black Girl Traveler Survival Guide if you are interested to know how I work around living in a country that doesn’t have all the comforts of home for black women.