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11/12/2013 – 132 days/13727 miles

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I spent a day checking out some of the sights around Mostar. The first was the village of Medjugorje, a popular sight for many Catholics. In 1981, 6 local children claimed to see the Virgin Mary atop a hill outside of town…I’d be curious to know if any of their families were in the hotel or rosary manufacturing business…

Many…

11/07/2013 – 126 days/13154 miles

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On the 5th, I left Zadar, for Mostar. Unfortunately, it was raining pretty hard in Zadar in the morning, so I waited around a little bit to see if it would die down at all. It did, but the rest of the day didn’t look very promising.
           
It rained on and off, sometimes pretty…

Bosnia, into Croatia and a new recruit (part one)

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If there is such a thing as simplicity in life, I have yet to find it. I had lamented over how previous life was filled to bursting with work, emails, social commitments, an over-stretched fleet of interests and ambitious future plans.
“On this great journey we can live day to day, we can read books and write and develop new…

Bosnian (well, Herzegovinian) biker hostel? Oh yes!

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My family home is in Vitina, Bosnia and Herzegovina. My mother, who is now mostly retired, comes and spends her summers here and she has long been looking for something that she can do from May to September. Enter our new biker friendly hostel!
I think the last 10 months of traveling have made us some sort of experts and…

Bosnia: Nothing To Balk At

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Mostar Old Bridge
If your conception of Bosnia and Herzegovina, like mine, was last informed by Dan Rather in 1995, then your prejudices are desperately out of date. The grayscale world of rubble, graffitied slogans and shawled babushkas pushing onion carts is an image completely detached from modern-day Bosnia, which has shaken off the dust of mortared concrete and is…