Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Balkans

We just returned from a wonderful trip to the Balkan area. Our travels took us to Croatia, Bosnia + Herzegovinia, and Montenegro.

It was very eye opening, because I vividly remember the end of the Second Yugoslavia and the Dayton agreement. Stefan kept saying, "These are the names of the cities I heard about on the news when I was young."

Each city had it's own character and charm. The dynamic between the countries was also very interesting. Border crossing was quite telling at what kinds of relationships the countries have. Signs on the streets reiterated that, too.

Along the way we visited several cities, as well as a lot of natural beauty. It's a region of contrasts, recovery, and hope. Next month we're heading East again. I'm intrigued to see the similarities.

More photos + info to come!


HaveShoesWillTravel said...

I was glad to see this post as we're going on a 2 week trip of the area in July.

Emily said...

I think you're going to love it. There's so much to see and it's really beautiful.

JoernandAllison said...

Sounds like you had another fascinating trip! Knowing the history of the region, it must have been close in your mind as you explored these countries. I'm looking forward to pictures and hearing more about it.