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Capljina Travel Blog

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Capljina is a little town on the south of Bosnia, eighteen kilometers away from a border with Croatia. Actually there are two border crossings from this place. First and the most frequent is in Doljani next to Metkovic. It can take you more than an hour to pass it, especially in summer when the long queue of vehicles are formed on their way to the nearest beach. In that case many drivers drive several kilometers back and take another way to Gabela, where is a local border.  There is a new and modern high way in this part of the country connected with another border crossing in Bijaca, over Ljubuški. There is also a railway station in the town with the passport and customs control, as trains from a little town Ploce at the Adriatics, run towards Sarajevo.

Capljina is situated in a fertile valley by the river Neretva, famous for good quality of food, first and best fruits and vegetables. It is also called "our California" as there is mostly sunny and warm weather, the pure Mediterranean clima. The area is also famous for specialities made of eels or frogs. Near it is Hutovo Blato National Park, a marshland formed by the underground river Krupa, which is the Neretva's left tributary.  Krupa leads the waters from two lakes: Deransko and Svitavsko. The main tourist attractions in this nature reserve are bird watching and photo safari.

Nekokoneko says:
I'm not here often but always like to check your Bosnian blogs :-)
Posted on: Feb 05, 2017
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Capljina
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