Trebinje lies in traditionally Serbian dominated eastern Hercegovina. This postcard was posted in October 1949 but is certainly much older. Today Trebinje is in the Republika Srpska, the Serb part of Bosnia. Before the Bosnian war people from Trebinje would go and work in the hotels of nearby Dubrovnik and sell their produce there. Since the war and siege of Dubrovnik people from Trebinje have not been welcomed back. So, Trebinje remains an economic backwater, trapped by geography between the mountains of Montenegro and the Croatian border.