Three busses, 2 trains, 3 cities, and many mosquito bites later, we are now in Timișoara, Romania! Which means, I have lots of catching up to do. We had a very poor internet connection in our last airbnb apartment in Belgrade, so this was as far as I got with posting:
Anyway, let’s back it up to where we last left off – Split, Croatia. So, like I had said, we took a pretty rough bus into Mostar (Bosnia & Herzegovina) and spent a couple days there. It was small (2 nights was plenty to see all that we wanted to see) but very interesting. There was the standard “old town” area (filled with cobblestone streets, shops selling all kinds of handicrafts, little restaurants/bars, etc.) which was quaint and enjoyable to walk around and buy a couple souvenirs.
The real highlight of our visit to Mostar, though, was walking through the aftermath of the Bosnian war. There are just SO MANY bombed out buildings and ruins – it’s really quite an experience!
By far the most interesting “attraction” in Mostar is the “glass bank.” It’s what’s left of an old bank that was constructed with huge glass windows that was completely bombed out during the war.
After our Sarajevo stint, we caught another bus and slowly made our way to Belgrade (Serbia). We had a few nights in Belgrade, and we really enjoyed our stay there. We stayed in a nice small, apartment in the city center and did a ton of walking while taking in all the sights….
We ate plenty
From Vrsac, we took a train into Timișoara, and we are here for 2 nights. Basically for the next week or so we begin our trek into Dracula country, and I’m so excited 😀 😀