POSTS ABOUT SLOW TOURISM
BiH is still relatively unspoilt compared to it's neighbours.
Yes, I am aware backpackers and couch surfers pass through as well as those young adventurers who are into extreme sports such as climbers, cavers, whitewater rafters, parachutists, and mountain bikers.
Every September for the past 4 years, in a remote farm near the village of Rekavice, high above the river River Vrbas, just south of Banja Luka, there has been a gathering of International Climbers and High-Liners.
The Work Away concept fits (I think), under the banner of “Slow Tourism”, as it is immersion into the culture and environment wherever stayed, experiencing things that otherwise there would be no opportunity to.
BiH has been growing slowly for some years as a new tourist location. It has tremendous potential. But this potential is rife for abuse by tourism strategies that will result in over tourism in not too many years.
Tamara and I had thought we knew how to introduce people to the many wonders that Bosnia and Herzegovina has to offer.
We now realise that by going slow, and doing less, actually means guests experience much much more!