Hi all! Today’s post I am taking you, through my camera, to destination Bosnia-Hercegovina. Mostar is in the south-east of the country, and it’s actually technically in the ‘Hercegovina’ region of the country. But today’s photos are not just from Mostar, but also of two day trips that I took – to Medjugorje, a Croat town in Hercegovina where in the 1980s a group of children/teenagers saw a vision of Mary on a hill. It became a place pilgrims came, Catholic pilgrims from not just Croatia and other parts of Bosnia-Hercegovina, but from many other countries as well. The town of Blagaj is home to this famous monastery which is beautifully situated next to a cliff with a body of water at the bottom. A small lake perhaps? An extension of a river.
This was 2004, and I can only presume this region is a very different place after 17 years. The war in Bosnia-Hercegovina was still relatively ‘fresh’ I guess, having finished less than 9 years earlier. So you will see a lot of damaged and destroyed buildings in these photos. It was a time when Mostar was opening up and hoping to attract more tourists. Anyways, to the photographs!
Thanks for visiting today! Take care – and May the Journey Never End!