Some travels and good-times
11.07.2010 - 12.07.2010 35 °C
Check out the new pictures that I uploaded since the last blog-entry! Included are shots from around the Dubrovnik area, and some photos from Bosnia.
I apologize for the lack of updates, but it's mainly the result of a lack of things to update the blog about. I've had classes and then there have been a few trips to Cavtat and Dubrovnik. However, a group of us did head into Bosnia on Sunday, and to Lokrum Island on Monday.
The Bosnia trip consisted of Lindsay, Austin, Justin and George. We rented the same car that had taken Lindsay and me to Montenegro on Tuesday. We first went to Mostar and walked around the old town. Additionally, we checked out the front line. Every time I visit the front-line, a little bit more of the war-damage has been cleared. There is still a significant number of blown-out buildings covered in bullet-holes, but Mostar is healing over, slowly-but-surely.
On the way back from Mostar, we stopped off in Pocitelj along the Neretva River. Originally, Pocitelj had served as a Hungarian fortress used to control the region. I visited last summer on the Bata tour (see previous blog), but it was nice to get back in a less hectic grouping.
When we got back into Croatia, we detoured onto the Orebic Peninsula to visit Ston and Mali Ston. Between the two towns lies the largest medieval stone wall complex in Europe. It was unfortunately too late to get up on the walls, but the towns were nice.
Yesterday, a different grouping headed out to Lokrum Island, just off from Dubrovnik (visible in many pictures taken of Dubrovnik). The island is largely traffic free. According to local legend, the island was cursed by the Catholic Monks who were forced from the island a couple centuries ago. Rumor has it that anybody who sleeps on the island will die within 30 days. As such, it's illegal to stay on the island after 8pm. Most of the time was spent swimming and rock-jumping (which I did not participate in).
When we got back to Dubrovnik, we ate dinner at a Mexican restaurant. Whenever I travel, I miss Mexican food like no other. It was awesome to have some tacos, even though they weren't exactly what I was hoping for.