Bosnia emerged from the wars that followed the break- up of Yugoslavia as a divided nation. With just a few miles of Adriatic coastline, much of this Balkan country is still remote and mountainous. Both the Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian empires have left their influence on the traditions and culture. The cuisine, for example, is closely related to that of Turkey, while fine cathedrals and mosques show Bosnia’s religious and ethnic diversity. The wilderness areas, with its canyons and waterfalls, provide unrivalled opportunities for hiking and whitewater rafting, including one of the last remaining primeval forests of Europe. Golden jackal and Lynx are still to be found. Sarajevo, the capital city, hosted the 1984 Winter Olympics. It lies in the very centre of the country, and is surrounded by mountains. War damage from the 1990’s has been swiftly repaired, and its popularity as a winter sports centre is growing once more. Many visitors come to see the Cathedral and the Mosque of Gavi Husrev-beg or to attend the prestigious Sarajevo Film Festival.