the balkan prelude
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Labour Day is cominâ€™ once more and thoughts of travelling sprang again in my mind. The weather turned out good and after a hell of a long winter and the time seemed just right to take off for a week to do some travelling.
Like my last trips around Labour Day I focused again on the Balkans.
Winston Churchill once said that the Balkans produce more history that they can consume, and he was perfectly right. This is a place where youâ€™ll find melange of cultures, architectures, flavours, a place of weirdness and a place of a rich spiritual heritage and a place filled with history. A history which most of times was a troubled one. In terms of customs, cuisine or traditions everything can be the same but yet again so very different.
As for me, Iâ€™ve learned to take the Balkans as they are; I donâ€™t ever try to explain them in a logical way.
A country that always drew on me with its history, diversity and tragic past was
So I took off a week from work and I was off to Bosnia to see its capital Sarajevo, the city of Mostar in Herzegovina with its famous bridge and then to Medugorje, a small village near the Croatian border, where in 1981 apparently a Marian apparition took place, and now it became a pilgrimage place, similar to Lourdes in Portugal.
I would also pass through