Bosnia & Herzegovina Day Trip

Yesterdays tour was of Bosnia & Herzegovina. Because of the war and what little I knew of the country made this a worthwhile visit for me.

Three sights were on the tour. First was Medjugorje where 6 children were said to have seen the Virgin Mary. The street near the church is full of religious souvenirs and restaurants. I’m a bit skeptical if this story is legit, but it definitely brought tourism to the town.

Our second stop was Mostar. This was the highlight of the trip for me. The tour guide explained their now complicated government with presidents for each religion (Orthodox, Catholic, and Muslim) and over 150 different ministries. It was a prosperous town prewar and now sadly is on a rapid decline into poverty.

Mostar’s old town is the main attraction here. It has a Turkish bazaar vibe and has purposely kept some war torn buildings erect as a reminder of the war.

We happened to be visiting the day they had a cliff diving competition. This is why all the people are gathered near the bridge in the first picture.

The third stop was a short visit to a tower in a Muslim area. They say if you climb to the top and make a wish it will come true.

I recommend visiting Mostar, but would take the tour that includes the Kravice Waterfalls instead of Medjugorje.


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