Situated in the North of the Balkan Peninsula, Bosnia and Herzegovina is a triangular-shaped country, made up of two contrasting areas. Bosnia in the North is a spectacular area of dramatic mountains and thick forests, whilst the softer region of Herzegovina in the South is mainly composed of rugged and marginally flatter farmland. The country has a narrow coastline on the Adriatic Coast stretching a mere 20kms, dotted with small, traditional harbours. Bordering Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro, Bosnia has a population of fewer than 4 million and is one of a New Europe which has plenty of potential for adventurous holidays. The magnificent Dinaric Alps make up the backbone of Bosnia, with the highest point in the country being Mount Maglic at 2386m. The historical city of Mostar with its beautiful Old Bridge "Stari Most" is a highlight of the country as is the cosmopolitan capital of Sarajevo, home to the Winter Olympics of 1984. Despite its troubled past during the 1990s and the break-up of the Former Yugoslavia, Bosnia is positively moving forward and offers a warm welcome to travellers.