Bosnia & Herzegovina has a touch of wild to it, after crossing the border from Croatia. There is only about ten minutes of highway before it literally just ends and you have to get back onto the mountain roads that wind in and out along the Neretva River. These are not my best photos since I was taking them from our moving car along said roads, but I thought it would be fun to give you a glimpse of this part of the country! I took these from the outskirts of Sarajevo all the way back to the Croatian border not far from Dubrovnik. The infrastructure leaves something to be desired, but the land is spectacular!
After a couple hours of this, all three of our babies got car sick… poor Gracie twice!
Honey, blueberry juice and apple vinegar for sale. We also passed at least ten different lambs roasting on spits outside of small restaurants.
This is sadly an all too familiar sight. Large parts of Bosnia & Herzegovina remain war-ravaged and bullet riddled structures dot the landscape, even in the heart of Sarajevo.
Cherry season just outside of Mostar!
We went through countless small villages and towns with large cemeteries, many headstones ending in years during the 1990’s. It’s hard to take in, but important to.
The southwestern part of Herzegovina not far from the Croatian border has a distinctly mediterranean feel with many, many vineyards…
We had to make a short detour to one of our favorite ones before crossing back into Croatia – Nuić Vineyards. Our friend Ivan introduced us to their wines and we’ve wanted to visit ever since. The entire area was once covered with natural karst limestone that the family cultivated and uses in the vineyard to absorb the (intense!!!) heat to reflect back to the vines. It helps mature the grapes and create distinct flavors. If you can ever get your hands on a bottle of their wine, especially the Trnjak, try it! It’s amazing!!