If you plan on traveling off the beaten path in Teslic region, be aware of the estimated 5 million land mines left around the countryside during the war of 1992-1995. In rural areas try to stay on paved areas if possible, and never touch any unarmed explosive device. Houses and private property were often rigged with mines as their owners fled during the war. If an area or property looks abandoned, stay away from it until it has been cleared by a demining team.

religion sensitive culture

Churches and mosques are popular tourist attractions enjoyed by many in this region, but as with any religion encountering one another, there is room for misunderstanding. Some tourists have found themselves more confronted than they expected. Enter discussion about this with politeness and caution, or, of course, not at all.

yugoslav civil war and land mines

Respect the ethnic differences of the people in the Teslic region and their effort to move past the Yugoslav civil war. It is important to be careful in areas where there is still tension and to ensure that one does not offend a particular group due to indifference or sheer ignorance. Always consult local tour guides for advice on the natural dangers and land mines.