My aversion to hopping onto organised group tours turned into a more lovable activity recently, courtesy: Bosnia & Herzegovina tours. Lacking the skill to drive, I am myself to blame for opting into this alternative in places where public transport is scarce. But wasn't I in for a surprise?
Instead of herding us all into a tour-bus, the entire group of guests was split in smaller sizes of 3-4 and driven around Bosnia & Herzegovina by the organizer's family who, mind you, were no ordinary folks. I comfortably boarded the car with an Australian couple and we were to be chauffeured by the 'father-in-law', whose car was parked behind the 'brother's. Thus began a journey with a joint family, who gracefully survived the disintegration of former Yugoslavia followed by the blood-curdling 90s breakout.