daytrip to Mostar and Medjugorje

Mostar Travel Blog

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TravBuddying Mostar

 

There are plenty of connections between Sarajevo and Mostar with many busses and even a train linking the two cities together. So I didn’t book anything, just turned up to the train/bus station around 8 in the morning.

 

I chose to go by bus as it would be a bit quicker than by train, around two hours and a half, even thou many told me that by train the scenery gets better and the views are stunning. But even by bus the Bosnian countryside it’s just amazing and the whole scenery makes you spend the whole trip with your camera stuck to you bus window.

 

I arrived around 11 AM and I had booked the last bus running back to Sarajevo for 7 PM so I had almost eight hours to catch a glimpse of Mostar and Medugorje.

 

Tip on weather: If you go during summer the weather gets quite hot so do bring some sun lotion and/or a cap or something.

TravBuddying Medjugorje
I didn’t and ended up resembling a tomato

 

Couldn’t find a connection between Mostar and Medugorje, I even went to both bus stations. That day all the busses, which usually depart every hour to the pilgrimage site were not workin as it was some national holiday apparently.

 

So I hitchhiked. For the first time in my life which was interesting. The funny thing I actually used my TravBuddy card with Medugorje while standing on the side of the road.

 

A senior German couple picked me up and dropped me just near Medugorje as they were goin to Dubrovnik in Croatia.

 

Tip: The distance between Mostar and Medugorje is around 25 kilometers (around 15 miles)

 

Once I arrived in Medugorje I did a bit of walking around, bought some souvenirs and visited the St Jacob’s Church.

Bosnian landscapes (in bus travelling to Mostar)
I didn’t have the time to walk up to the Apparition Hill so I just made a few pictures with it instead.

 

By four a clock I hitchhiked back to Mostar where I wondered a bit around the old town and its main attraction the Mostar Bridge and the old towns bazaar.

 

Trivia: The Mostar Bridge or Stari Most, is a bridge over the river Neretva and was built in 1566 by the Turks. After it was destroyed in 1993 during the Bosnian War it was rebuilt in 2004 and placed on UNESCO World Heritage List.

 

Ten minutes to seven, realising I was still in the old town, and the bus would be leaving in ten minutes I got a bit panicked and literally started running towards the bus station to get the last ride back to Sarajevo.

 

It was a great day but at the end of it I was very tired. Finished the night with some nice Bosnian cuisine, cevapcici (finger shaped mince meat grills) with somun (something like the pita), salad, kaimak (a dairy product similar to clotted cream) and a glass of ayran (a cold yogurt based drink and a bit salty).

 

 

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TravBuddying Mostar
TravBuddying Mostar
TravBuddying Medjugorje
TravBuddying Medjugorje
Bosnian landscapes (in bus travell…
Bosnian landscapes (in bus travel…
carpets
carpets
the Mostar Bridge (Stari Most)
the Mostar Bridge (Stari Most)
war scars - a house in Mostar
war scars - a house in Mostar
pigeon resting on a cross
pigeon resting on a cross
Bosnian landscapes (in bus travell…
Bosnian landscapes (in bus travel…
sign to Medjugorje
sign to Medjugorje
Medjugorje (St. Jacobs Church)
Medjugorje (St. Jacob's Church)
Medjugorje
Medjugorje
Medjugorje (St. Jacobs Church int…
Medjugorje (St. Jacob's Church in…
Medjugorje (St. Jacobs Church)
Medjugorje (St. Jacob's Church)
Medjugorje
Medjugorje
Medjugorje (St. Jacobs Church int…
Medjugorje (St. Jacob's Church in…
Medjugorje (St. Jacobs Church int…
Medjugorje (St. Jacob's Church in…
Apparition Hill
Apparition Hill
Apparition Hill - Medjugorje
Apparition Hill - Medjugorje
seats behind Jacobs Church
seats behind Jacob's Church
courtyard
courtyard
St. Jacobs Church
St. Jacob's Church
Leopold Mandic
Leopold Mandic
praying
praying
souvenirs - rosaries by the kilo
souvenirs - rosaries by the kilo
from Medjudorje to Mostar
from Medjudorje to Mostar
Mostar
Mostar
Mostar - spanish memorial
Mostar - spanish memorial
graffitti with the bridges rebuil…
graffitti with the bridge's rebui…
posing in the old town
posing in the old town
bazar in Mostar
bazar in Mostar
bazar in Mostar
bazar in Mostar
bazar in Mostar
bazar in Mostar
near the bridge - the divers club
near the bridge - the divers club
Neretva river in Mostar
Neretva river in Mostar
old town in Mostar
old town in Mostar
banks of Neretva river in Mostar
banks of Neretva river in Mostar
on the Stari Most (Mostars Bridge)
on the Stari Most (Mostar's Bridge)
UNESCO World Heritage List
UNESCO World Heritage List
Remembering the distroying of the …
Remembering the distroying of the…
with the bridge in the background
with the bridge in the background
@the Mostar Bridge (Stari Most)
@the Mostar Bridge (Stari Most)
with the bridge in the background
with the bridge in the background
Bosnian landscapes (seen for a bus)
Bosnian landscapes (seen for a bus)
Bosnian landscapes (seen for a bus)
Bosnian landscapes (seen for a bus)
Bosnian landscapes (seen for a bus)
Bosnian landscapes (seen for a bus)
Bosnian landscapes (seen for a bus)
Bosnian landscapes (seen for a bus)
Bosnian landscapes (seen for a bus)
Bosnian landscapes (seen for a bus)
Bosnian landscapes (seen for a bus)
Bosnian landscapes (seen for a bus)
Bosnian landscapes (seen for a bus)
Bosnian landscapes (seen for a bus)
Bosnian landscapes (seen for a bus)
Bosnian landscapes (seen for a bus)
Bosnian landscapes (seen for a bus)
Bosnian landscapes (seen for a bus)
Bosnian landscapes (seen for a bus)
Bosnian landscapes (seen for a bus)
Bosnian landscapes (seen for a bus)
Bosnian landscapes (seen for a bus)
Mostar
photo by: brcko