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Bosnia.Transportation
Bosnia & Herzegovina

Transportation Routes in Bosnia

Transportation can sometimes feel overwhelming in foreign lands, but let me assure you that public transportation is available and mostly ease-free in Bosnia & Herzegovina.  Here are the exact routes that I took on my journey.

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Mostar - Bosnia & Herzegovina - BlueSkyTraveler.com
Bosnia & Herzegovina

The Magic of Mostar in Bosnia & Herzegovina

Mostar, a city at the crossroads of culture & religion of Muslim Bosniaks, Catholic Croats, and Serbian Orthodox has survived the power struggles and today is a magical village to explore in Bosnia & Herzegovina.

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Medjugorje - Bosnia & Herzegovina - BlueSkyTraveler.com
Bosnia & Herzegovina

Our Lady of Medjugorje of Bosnia & Herzegovina

Medjugorje, visited by over 1 million people a year & 30 million people since 1981.  This small town in Bosnia & Herzegovina is the third most visited pilgrimage site in Europe.  Marian apparitions to 6 children in 1981 has left this town with a message or faith and a booming

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Montenegro Daytrip - BlueSkyTraveler.com
History

Montenegro Daytrip from Dubrovnik

A daytrip visit to the country of Montenegro seemed like a must while staying in Dubrovnik, Croatia in order to see the UNESCO Bay of Kotor and discover Eastern Europe’s secret vacation getaway.

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Budva - Montenegro - BlueSkyTraveler.com
History

Budva on the Montenegro Riviera

The Budva Old Town, a typical walled city with a maze of streets, sits on a peninsula on the Adriatic Coast and has become the destination for the Eastern European jetset.

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Montenegro - Kotor - BlueSkyTraveler.com
History

Exploring the walled city of Kotor

At the end of the Bay of Kotor, the walled city of Kotor is sight to see for Adriatic medieval fortifications with gates, maze-like streets, bastioned walls, and the Great Wall of Kotor circling the hillside protected by a fortress.

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Korčula Croatia
Croatia

Soaking up the Croatian Sun in Korčula

Korčula, a beautiful medieval town in the Adriatic, is a favorite destination to soak up the Croatian sun, kayak in the beautiful clear-blue waters and eat some fresh seafood with gorgeous sunsets. Perfect Day on your Croatian Holiday!

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Inland Croatia
Croatia

A view of inland Croatia

The main site of interest in inland Croatia is Plitvice Lakes. The non-tourist small communities around the lakes gave an insight into post Bosnian War life and a view of some beautiful landscapes.

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Croatia Plitvice Lakes
Croatia

Croatia Plitvice Lakes

Plitvice Lakes, in Central Croatia, is one of the most stunning hikes in Europe along planked walkways through a series of blue-green crystal clear lakes connected by waterfalls.

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Pula, Croatia
Croatia

Gladiator Arena in Pula Croatia

Pula, a seafront city on Croatia’s Istrian Peninsula, is best known for its surviving ancient Roman buildings including a 1st century amphitheatre where you can experience the buzz of the arena and the gladiators.

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Rovinj, Croatia - BlueSkyTraveler.com
Croatia

Exploring Rovinj Croatia

Rovinj, on the Istrian peninsula of Croatia, is a Venetian-style coastal town. Walking through the beautiful Old Town is like a stroll into a postcard with one colorful view after another. It’s all about exploring these narrow winding streets today.

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France Orleans Joan of Arc
France

Joan of Arc & the Siege of Orléans

History has not been kind to the city of Orléans which has seen more than its fair share of siege including its most famous one in the medieval ages by a French teenager named Joan of Arc who led the charge to defeat the English.

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France Normandy Tour
France

Normandy D-Day Tour

Visiting the D-Day sights in Normandy, I am overwhelmed with gratitude and pride to be American…. it is a privilege.  Today has been a lesson in history that I have been looking forward to and I am feeling truly honored to have spent the day in Normandy. I have watched

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France Bayeux
France

History in Bayeux France

Bayeux, a small town in France, is the centerpiece for two famous trans-Channel invasions. The conquest of England by William the Conqueror in 1066 started from Bayeux. The Allied D-Day invasion struck the beaches north of this town on June 6th, 1944 and Bayeux was the first French town liberated

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Monet's Giverny
France

Walking into a Monet Painting

To visit Monet’s Giverny is to walk into an Impressionist painting. Stroll the gardens and you will see how Monet’s visions of water lilies, flowers gardens and the Japanese bridge became some of the most beautiful paintings in the world.

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BlueSkyTraveler: Colmar, Alsace, France
Alsace

Fairy tale village of Colmar, France

Fairy tale village of Colmar, France LOVE IT. SHARE IT. Pinterest Facebook Twitter Email This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure. Fairy tale village of Colmar, France A trip to Colmar is a trip to the villages of your childhood fairy tales.  Founded in the 9th century,

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