We're in Herzegovina?

Trip Start Aug 30, 2011
Trip End Sep 13, 2011

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Sunday, September 4, 2011

This will be a short entry perhaps with ano capitalization or punctuation since I am writing on my iPad. We left split for Dubrovnik yesterday morning. The bus was full of people including 4 drunk smelly new zealanders minus their passports. It was a hilly 4 hour trip' and I slept through most of it after visiting the farmacia to get some Dramamine. It was a beautiful drive. We stopped and had to show our passports and we kind of wondered why, since we thought we would be in Croatia the whole time. We stopped at a gas station and asked the gelato girl, and she informed us we were in Herzegovina which is part of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Well our time in Herzegovina was short and we made it to Dubrovnik a short while later. Luckily the border control showed mercy to the new zealanders without passports. There are a ton of new zealanders and Australians in croatia. Apparently many Croatians immigrated to Australia during the conflicts of the early 90's, and many of their kids are checking their homeland out. Surprising to think that a little over 15 years ago this beautiful little town was at war. We are staying at an apt (sobe) about 10 min walk from old town with sweeping views of the old town and Adriatic sea. It is gorgeous!!! The downside is that we have been taking a ton of very sweaty walks, but they are very beautiful sweaty walks. Yesterday we mainly people watched from a local cafe. There are some characters around here. A grand mix of people. People from all over Europe, Americans, Asians, etc. The cruise ships can provide high quality people watching for hours. We walked back up last night and slept well, but not too late. Today after breakfast we climbed down to a rocky swimming area. Absolutely beautiful and the water turquoise and clear. It was amazing. Only a few people to share our cove with. Then we wandered, ate lunch, and dud tacky souvenir shopping. Ok, gotta go! More later :-)
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chorsman on

People watching is perhaps my favorite activity while on vacation, especially in a foreign land. It looks breathtakingly beautiful. What a nice place to do laundry! We finally got some light rain and cooler temps here--what a relief! Miss ya, Mom

Katie Paine on

I am really enjoying your blog, Krystal!! It sounds like you're having a wonderful time! You made me laugh with your "sweaty walks" comment. I think yesterday was the last 100 degree day here...it's now 70 and sunny!!! I don't think you'll have to worry about sweaty walks when you get home! Miss you guys!

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