Another day trip yesterday! It was a 2.5 hour drive to the city of Mostar in Bosnia & Herzegovina. The drive started out perfect as we were blessed with one of the biggest and most intense rainbows we’ve ever seen over the Adriatic, remembering God’s promise:
The drive was beautiful and with not much rain. The Bosnian countryside is full of vineyards, and all the leaves are starting to change colors (something you just don’t see in AZ, either!).
The city of Mostar is small, but full of beauty.
We loved the Romanesque bridges over the river, and the stone sidewalk that was difficult to walk on.
Throughout our walk, we saw evidences of the war-torn period this country suffered in the early 1990s. There were bullet holes and signs of destruction from mortar shells on the sides of many buildings.
Also a memorial type display.
The culture is very diverse here. We also saw a lot of Turkish influence: çay tea sets, the same jewelry, and even döner and köfte. Saw Turkish tourists, too.
We were thankful to have had the opportunity to cross the Croatian border and see two other countries we hadn’t planned on exploring. I think the road trips and being able to drive in the countryside on our own will be one of the fondest memories for us on this trip…and we got two more stamps to decorate our passport!