I had the pleasure of visiting my boyfriend’s homeland – Bosnia & Herzegovina (BiH or Bosnia for short). For those of you that may not know, Bosnia is about half the size of Kentucky, and is on the Balkan Peninsula. This country is bordered by Croatia, Serbia, and Montenegro.
This region is quite mountainous, and covered with thick forests and farmland. There is about 13 miles of coastline on the Adriatic Sea.
It is quite sad to still see scars of the heartbreaking civil war that occurred in the 1990s. If you do not know what I am talking about, you can read more about that here.
I explored Mostar, an old city full of beautiful mosques and Catholic churches. An unmistakable landmark of this town is that of the bridge.
I also walked around Medjugorje, a place of importance for Catholics – where is it believed the blessed Mary appeared multiple times since 1981.
The Kravice Waterfalls were a nice break from the summer heat in the Balkans.
The last city I visited was Capljina – a small town near Medjugorje. Next time, I hope to visit Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia & Herzegovina.
Until next time, BiH…