Bosnia and Herzegovina-4 days
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On Friday at 13h Nomago crew (Robert, Blaž, Borut, Andrej) picked me up in front of my office. From there we moved toward Bosnia. In Slovenia, we had two stops, first for gas and second for food and drinks (34 €). On the border no crowd. In Croatia there were some road works around Zagreb.
To avoid crowds at the Bosnian border we picked up Jasenovac border control. But still, we lost there 45 minutes.
Next was a stop in Banja Luka for ćevapi and Nektar pivo at Kod Muje on the terrace with a view of Kastel Fort over the Vrbas River (35 €).
Now it was time to go upstream of Vrbas toward Jajce, on our way there was a canyon with accumulation lakes. On arrival, we took a short walk to the waterfall and AVNOJ museum.
We continued towards Sarajevo. We went shopping in Dolnji vakuf (58 €), an interesting atmosphere. Finally, Blaž parked a car in Sarajevo. We rented a house in the Bistrik area, next to the graveyard (250 €, 2 nights, 5 people). It was a bit of a problem to park a van. The owner arrived, gave us the keys, and explained a few things.
We ate suđuk, livanjski sir, bamnju, and somun we bought in the shop and washed up with šljiva and Sarajevsko pivo. Late at night, we went into the city but things were already closed and it was raining. With Robert, I had a debate until morning.
The next morning showered, cleaned, and had breakfast. Slowly we moved to the city center and made a circle around the old town, Viječnica-Baščaršija–Bezistan-Vječna vatra.
At Aščinica ASDŽ we ate some homemade cooking (35 €).
Now we looked for a bar and we settle in gastro pub Fabrika. Too many drinks were ordered there. The crew wants to try ćevapi at Željo (29 €) and later to Trebević by cable car (10 € return ticket). I rested a bit. Again party in the house (rolada, snail, music) but we went early to bed this time.
The next morning I woke first and took a walk in the old town and ate zeljanica (2 €) and then others woke up.
After cleaning and packing we moved on. First, we went to the pyramids in Visoko, Borut’s wish. Not the best road to locations. At one location you see concrete, big blocks and at the other, you walk in tunnels with a helmet.
There is supposedly good energy (5+10 €). It is exciting but I doubt it all. Also, we rested there with coffee and burek (19 €).
From there we went to Jablanica, to see the bridge over Neretva from WWII. Nearby we went to the restaurant Kovačević for roasted lamb (79 €)
Finally we arrived at Mostar. Blaž picked a religious hotel, Dompes (159 € pax 5). After we unpacked it was time to visit the old town with the bridge (50 € beer), a nice place to walk around.
Went to a Pizza Caffe Bar Niđe Veze for dinner (61 €), and watched a game, only the first half. Later we moved to the hotel to see the rest of the game, Croatia lost after a penalty shootout against Spain.
The next morning again early we were up. After breakfast, we packed and moved on. Robert drove this day. First to Blagaj and to check Tekija, there was some searching. View from the other side of the river, then we moved on.
Driving to Međugorje over serpentines, there was a big church and hill where sightings happened. From there it was time to head for home.
On the highway, we quickly arrived in Slovenia, just one stop at a gas station. In Slovenia, we went to Balkovec restaurant (113 €) to check out roasted lamb here. It was not bad but still not on the same level as in Jablanica. Tiramisu was frozen.
On the last part of the road, we were in rain and hail. In the afternoon I arrived home tired but happy with the things I saw over this short trip.