A blog on Bosnia, the Balkans, and other random thoughts.
Good job grabbing the C.N.N. ads! of course the only thing I experienced in common was the cevapcici, but from a plain, working class type place! :) I didn't have a very touristy experience of BiH due to when I went, there wasn't real tourism :).
I'm afraid those ads would put me off ever going near the place.
I can't see that ad in quicktime player.Do you have direct link to the ad?yakima_gulag = where did you go and visit? It depends where you go. To have a "touristy" experienced, you need to visit places that interest you. So what does interest you? Is it art? Is it architectOwen = I haven't seen the ads, now you got me curious. Are these ads so bad? I can't play them on my computer.
I think it might have been the point in time when I went, I went the first time four years after the end of the war, and there was no real tourist infrastructure, plus, I love my fiance, don't get me wrong, but he's not into going to museums and such.
A country that thinks I'm going to be lured there by that horrible soft-soap voice mouthing glib cliches isn't the sort of place I'd want to visit.
Daniel: I got the ads from the YouTube site.Here is the direct links:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFXc-zBXpgMhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woAH5N_ZJuAhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6HImvvxT7wHowever, I'm not sure if it will help you much, because it is the same format as the videos I added to the blog.It may take awhile (considering your connection) but the videos should just start playing on their own.
The ads are sort of wierdbut most tourist board ads ARE wierd! I don't like such ads, this one is reasonably well filmed for what it's worth. The racing about oon tall grass scared me, I kept waiting for someone to be blown arse over teakettle by a landmine! :)That's why I put the video about the Tunel museum on my blog, that place wasn't open to the public when I was in BiH, not even the last time, but I saw the place so I recognized it. I would have gone to tour it if I'd had the chance!I think I was very lucky to go when I did go, at such an interesting time.I didn't stay in hotels, I didn't eat in fancy places, I think as fancy as it got was a brief visit to the Hotel Ilidža where no one even showed up to take an order so we left in annoyance and went to a neighborhood place instead, where there was good food and prompt service.
Hi Shaina,I have a fast internet connection, and the ads worked perfectly fine on YouTube.I don't like the ads. They don't represent full potential of Bosnia-Herzegovina. The ads were poorly done, no museums shown, no sacred monuments, not medival architecture in these ugly ads.I will grade the ads with F- (F minus).
If the BiH Tourist Board really wants to tell people about the pleasure of coming to Bosnia they should advertise Tuzla Daily Photo blog. Sarajevo Photoblog gives an impressive picture of the capital but Seesaw's subjects tend to be more sombre.
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