Travel Blogs from Capljina
... night before, and I am yet to still understand what this means.
The day with Teo was a great way to end our time in Mostar. He was everything that BiH is and wants to be. He was young, had endured hell during the war and now was ready to move on, work hard, party hard, make the most of life and never let the war happen again.
After our day trip, Teo dropped us off at the train station and we went on our way into the night on the cigarette smoke filled express train all the way to Sarajevo. ...
... a family share a house, so the houses tend to be large and two storeys high. Many of the newer houses remain unfinished, as taxes are payable once the building is completed. Because of the poorness of the people, the black market is rife. In Mostar, with 40 degree temperatures, we saw the evidence of the war in Bosnia, with bullet holes covering the surfaces of buildings, including the Catholic Church. ...
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?"