BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
Date First entered: 18th June 2018
Date last visited: 22nd June 2018
Cities visited (Mostar, Sarajevo and Medjugorje)
Currency: Bosnian Mark (1 Euro = 2 BAM)
Visa: 90 days for most people
A VISIT TO MEDJUGORJE
I had been meaning to visit this town in Bosnia and Herzegovina since 2013. I know many Croats outside of Croatia who have been there and many close friends of mine have gone to Medjugorje.
Despite my strained relationship with the Catholic Church, I got on the bus in Split and got off it in a town 18km from Mostar. This town was untouched during the Bosnian war.
The important thing was that I saw the sun spinning and I knew my Catholic Mother was going to be okay.
Museum Of Crimes Against Humanity And Genocide
In Mostar they have this museum in the old town. Its basically explaining war crimes committed by Serbs and Croats in all parts of Bosnia. There is allot of Graphic material on display in this museum. So I will let my non flash photography PHOTOS. explain this museum.
Entry was about 10-20 BAM
VISITING THE TUNNEL OF HOPE
In the Siege of Sarajevo that happened between 1992-1995, the whole town was surrounded by Yugoslavian Army people. All with their guns pointed at Sarajevo. The Airport in town was controlled by the UN.
UN troops did operate in sniper alley as they used their peacekeeping mission to protect civilians and get them across the street safety.
A very few Bosniaks were able to dig a tunnel from some mans house , under Yugoslavian controlled territory and to the airport. The tunnels purpose was to get the Bosniaks out of one part of the town to the airport safety.
THINGS TO SEE IN SARAJEVO
I spent a total of 48 hours in the Bosnian capital. most of my time was spent around the old town, some of my time was spent walking between Federation of Bosnia and Republic of Srpska territories. This is what I got up to.
FANTASTIC THINGS TO SEE IN MOSTAR
I have been wanting to visit Mostar for so damn long!
In 2013 I had planned to come here, but I was side tracked with tossing between living in the UK or going to work in a Catholic Function centre in Sydney.
It took 5 years but I finally got over the border with Croatia into Bosnia and Herzegovina. This is what I saw
How to get from Split, Croatia to Medjuogre, Bosnia
I had been planning this Balkans trip for sometime. I had been dying to visit Bosnia since 2013.
After flying into Pula, Croatia from Stansted I waitied all day to take a bus to Split. Once I got to Split, it was very simple to get a ticket over to Bosnia.