British online newspaper The Independent has created the ‘Best of Travel 2019’ list of destinations to visit in the year ahead.
The list includes Charleston in the U.S. state of South Carolina, Israel’s southernmost city Eilat, major holiday resort Magaluf on the Spanish island of Mallorca, Greater Bay Area in China, Bulgaria’s Plovdiv as the 2019 European capital of culture, Rotterdam in the Netherlands, the Cambodian coast, Japan’s former imperial capital Osaka, the entire Japan… and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
One of the authors of the list, senior travel editor for The Independent Simon Calder claims that whatever happens with Brexit, the northern Bosnian city of Banja Luka will be connected with the UK.
“Ryanair is starting this winter with links from Belgium, Bavaria and Sweden to the beautiful north of Bosnia, and the usual pattern is that flights from London Stansted will follow; since Bosnia is outside the EU, and Brexit is not an issue, expect a link to start in spring 2019”, wrote Calder.
“Explore Banja Luka, then venture south to the Ottoman town of Travnik, the soulful city of Mostar and the rejuvenated capital, Sarajevo. Or stay north in the Balkan backwoods, combining Bosnia with eastern Croatia and flying home from the capital, Zagreb or Osijek - the surprising home to some of Europe’s most spectacular art nouveau structures”, the author concluded.