Hungarians and Arabs in Love with the Green Beauty

13250488_1188364707881150_793344907_nDžajića buk near Konjic is the favorite spot of numerous tourists who want to try their hand in rafting. In the majority of cases, the rafting on the Neretva River ends right here. Possibly the greatest attraction of the village of Džajići is precisely the Džajića buk, the most demanding and the most entertaining waterfall on Neretva and the last one to be mastered on the path towards the end destination. Not far from the village is also the most famous and the most frequently visited beach, a site for relaxation of numerous local swimming enthusiasts and tourists.

Young people, future skippers (boat managers), must undergo training which enables them to perform this highly responsible duty. They have practical part of training on the water, as well as the theoretical part through training in first aid so that they could help the afflicted in case of any kind of accident, such as boat capsizing.

“Rafting can be dangerous in some situations and a lot of things depend on the weather. Usually there are no problems. Our task is to prepare people, calm them down and explain the basic rules of rafting. If people come and do not feel afraid, chances for an accident are smaller,” future skippers said.

Young skippers say that mostly foreigners are interested in rafting, and among them the great majority is Arabs from Kuwait and Dubai.

Sead Đapo from Jablanica, an emergency medical technician, trains the young skippers in first aid.

“Future skippers must know how to provide first aid in case of fractures of arms, legs, spine, troubles with breathing, cardiac arrest, and other injuries which are of vital importance for the life of the afflicted,” said Đapo and added that nerves are the most important thing when it comes to providing first aid.

After the training, skippers take an exam and get certified for performing the job of a skipper.

Džajića buk offers various contents in four locations: hospitality services, rafting, tour of the Tito’s bunker which has been turned into a museum, camping on Boračko Lake and hiking under the name “On the path of tobacco smuggling”-following the trail that was used for distribution of tobacco by manufacturers from Herzegovina towards Bosnia, when the village of Džajići served as a resting place and the villagers helped in crossing the Neretva River. This year, they started offering a five-hour cruise on the Jablaničko Lake on the Šeherzada boat, with bathing and barbecue.

Kasim Džajić, owner of the facility Džajića buk, said that the largest number of guests comes from Hungary.


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