Tim Clancy

Tim Clancy

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Tim Clancy was brought to the Balkans by a simple twist of fate in late 1992, when he hitched a ride from Germany to Croatia to join the grass-roots relief agency Suncokret (meaning ‘sunflower’), which was involved in volunteer aid work in refugee camps throughout the region. His three-week stint turned into a two-decade commitment, and he now calls Bosnia home. Tim worked in refugee camps with women and children from all over Bosnia, Croatia, and Kosovo and eventually saw out the end of the war as an active humanitarian in the besieged eastern quarters of Mostar. Driving aid convoys throughout the country had introduced him to its pristine nature and fabulous highlander traditions, a side of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) that few people know of and one he thought worth helping to protect and preserve. After several years of development work in BiH, Montenegro, Albania and Kosovo following the war, Tim spent a year hiking through the mountains and learning more about the highland cultures. Since then he has been dedicated to environmental activism, ecologically responsible development of BiH’s cultural, historical and natural heritage, and changing the widespread negative image of Bosnia and Herzegovina as a tourism and environment consultant for the EU, UNESCO, UNDP, USAID and various local institutions. Tim maintains several active blogs: www.thebosniaguy.com and www.viadinarica.com.

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Seven reasons to visit Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Which of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s less well-known towns and cities should you visit?

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The joys of driving in Bosnia

These helpful tips will get you up to speed on Bosnia’s roads.

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