Photo Essay: Balkats

Balkats, you know.. Balkans + cats. The Balkans are crawling with cats, and if you know me well, you know that means that I squealed and chased after them each time I saw one.

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Foodie Friday: Typical Bosnian Dish

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A couple of years ago I took a day trip to Bosnia & Herzegovina from Dubrovnik to check out the local culture, people, and food. After taking in the Mostar Bridge, a local mosque, and the Turkish House, I headed to the Old Bazaar to do a bit of shopping and some eating. I was pointed in the direction of a restaurant that served typical foods for the region, and decided to give that a shot.

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Bosnia & Herzegovina

I only got to spend one day in Bosnia & Herzegovina, but I think it was a good first taste of the country (and I definitely intend to return for a longer stay).

While in the Balkans, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to check out Bosnia & Herzegovina, so I booked a trip! There is a tour company called Viator that provides transportation and knowledgeable tour leaders to various cities and countries from Dubrovnik, so I booked through them and had a great experience.

What I remember most from that day was that it was ungodly hot and humid. I’m used to hot–I live in Texas. But the humidity is something I’ve learned to live without (growing up in Pennsylvania, I was accustomed to it, but not ready to experience it again).

It was an early-morning pickup, but it was a relatively short drive to Bosnia & Herzegovina. First, we stopped off in Neum to grab some goodies and take a look around before heading through the beautiful Neretva River Valley.

Bosnia & Herzegovina

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Photos: Bosnia & Herzegovina

Actual writing about Bosnia & Herzegovina to come soon. But for now, pictures!

Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina

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