Travel Blogs from Capljina
... Today was cooking class day.
There was a little confusion meeting our driver that the class had sent for us. We waited around at the location we had decided on and didn't see anyone for 10 minutes or so. I walked down and saw a van and a driver and asked "cooking class" while miming a whisk and bowl. The driver shook his head no and I went back to wait with the group. Moments later he came back and said "Excursion to Trsteno?" I ...
... and the day-trippers go back to Sarajevo or onto Croatia, then Mostar is very nice. Then, you can walk freely and experience the winding cobbled paths as they bring you riverside or around a corner into a traditionally stylized structure. Also, the bridge lit-up at night makes for a pretty sight.
So, nothing spectacular and not so much fun in the daytime, but Mostar is worth a stay for the night scenery.
It will come as no surprise to the reader that our excursion to Međugorje was ruined by rain. Our day began somewhat promisingly when we easily found the bus stop in Mostar to make it to Međugorje, a place made famous due to claims by six children in 1981 that the Virgin Mary was appearing to them. The claim is, per the Roman Catholic church, just a claim as of now, not of the status of Lourdes ...
We had to get out of the chaos of the city of Dubrovnik and take a day trip to three islands called Sipan, Kolocup and Lopud. All three islands were very similar with some old brick houses and buildings with the restaurants along the water. The cruise boat was quite cheap, but had an upstairs and downstairs. The viewing deck was upstairs and had good views ...
... br> "Oh, yes, but not to some Germans!"
"I've heard a bunch about Bavaria, mostly about beer."
"This is good, but there is more. This is good."
"So...are you on vacation?"
"Ummm, yes. Yes. I go to Međugorje."
"Yeah, I guessed, but what brings you there?"
"I know some people, friends. I am bringing gift."
"Cool. Do you pick up many hitchhikers?"