Bosnia day and weekend trips

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by Home Brew, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. Home Brew

    Home Brew Adventurer

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    Will you be riding the whole time? There is plenty to see and explore in this corner of Europe. I will still be here for at least another year. If you get to Sarajevo, give me a shout!
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  2. Direktor

    Direktor Been here awhile

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    Super slike sused!
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  3. balkanska

    balkanska n00b

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    Wow! Great ride report! Loved it. Beautiful photos, made me home sick.

    Me, the Balkans next year, still not sure as to do 4 weeks or more?:wings
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  4. Home Brew

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    Hvala, Lijepa slika nije tesko kada zivi u lijepu mijestu!

    Sorry for my poor grammar, but nice pictures are not hard when you live in a beautiful place!
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  5. Home Brew

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    More is always better!
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  6. Direktor

    Direktor Been here awhile

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    Now I know who will be my contact for beer and čevapčići when I will ride to Bosnia :freaky
    Pozdrav/Regards
    Ivica
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  7. Home Brew

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    I am always ready for beer, grilled meat and riding! Bujrun!
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  8. boyze boy

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    pozdrav prvo molim nekoga tko moze ovaj moj post prevesti da to uradi čitam da ima razgovora o minama ja zivim u kraju koji je bio jako zahvaćen ratom livno. Jako puno se vozimo po planinama oko livna glamoča grahova drvara rame kupresa pa i malo šire to je jedan dobar dio terana prepun planina. Mina ima ali putevi su sigurni to nije problem mislim na makadam i sl.mi smo uvijek na makadamu malo je prenapuhano da je sve odreda minirano po vojnim kartama ifora i slicni vojni organizacija koje su boravile u bosni je minirano sve ali nije tako! Mjesta gdje se ratovalo i gdje su bile prve crte bojišnice da ima mina ne salaziti s puta a gledao sam neke njihove karte označena mjesta kao minirana koja su 10 i vise km bila o linija tako da tu nije bilo nikad mina ljudi su na tim mjestima živjeli cijeli rat.
    Eto nadam se da je malo jasnije
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  9. Home Brew

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    Finally, the long winter is over. We were buried in snow here in Sarajevo for a while. The skiing was great, but it is
    nice to see the spring. I had the chance last weekend to make a run down to Trogir on Saturday, spend the night and come back to Sarajevo on Sunday.

    The ride down was beautiful with great weather and I took a lot of pictures. Coming home was another story. I ended up riding through winds that threatened to blow me off of cliffs and then through rain, sleet and snow. I finally abandoned my plan to return through the mountains, and dropped down towards Mostar and road up the Neretva river valley. It was still a nice ride, but one I have done many times.

    My route down was Sarajevo, Novi Travnik, Bugojno, Livno, Prolog, ~~ I tried to cross at Sinjski Obrovac, but got turned back because it is a crossing only for locals ~~ back to Prolog and then crossed at Kamensko and down to Trogir to spend the night.

    My route back was Trogir, crossed at Kamensko border crossing, Grabovica, Tomislavgrad ~~ I was going to head across Dugo Polje and then cut up through to Jablanica, but it was too cold, snowy and windy ~~ I turned towards Posusje Brocanac Siroki Brijeg, Mostar, Jablanica, Konjic, and Sarajevo. I ran back into real snow near Sarajevo, but it was not sticking to the roads.

    ~~ I wrote this in Notepad and am not going to take the time to edit for misspellings. You will have to live with my fat fingered ride report! ~~

    Anyway, here are some pictures.

    Starting out on Saturday morning.

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    Mt first stop near Bugojno.

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    The road ahead, towards Bogojno.

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    The road behind, towards Novi Travnik.

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    Still a lot of snow coming through the mountains.

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    The high plateau near Livno. It was cold and windy, with the distinctive smell of cow along this road. Farmers were
    spreading fertilizer.

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    Here is a war memmorial.

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    My scoot! She ran strong the whole trip.

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    This is what I just travelled across.

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    and what I was going towards.

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    Obligatory self portrait.

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    This is after Prolog, heading towards the crossing to Sinj. I got turned back further down the road. The crossing was
    only for people living 10 KM from the border and they did not believe I was a local. :huh

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    The same spot, but back towards Prolog. You climb over mountains before you hit Croatia.

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    A stop to stretch the legs.

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    Still heading towards Sinj.

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    Very close to getting turned back here.

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    There was no sign, but I think something very bad happened at this place. This is at the top of the memmorial.

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    Stairs going down to a cave.

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    The wire mesh covers the mouth of a cave that opens straight down. This is at the bottom of the steps.

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    I did not take any pictures of the border crossing where I got turned back. I also did not take any more pictures along
    the rest of teh ride to Trogir. These are all pictures walking around Trogir through the evening.

    The view from my room.

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    A nice room for the night, but noisy. There was a night club up the street with kids out on the street all night yelling
    and singing. They had a good time!

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    Random shots of Trogir.

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    That is my hotel with the guy standing in front.

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    A frosty beverage!

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    I headed out early the next morning. The day started with bad weather, low black-grey skies and gusty winds. The temperature had dropped significantly too. A few times I thought the wind was going to blow me off the road (cliff) or into oncoming traffic. It was pretty frightening for a while, but I had to get back to Sarajevo. Staying another night was not an option. I did not take many pictures, but here are a couple I did take once I got down to the Neretva Valley.

    Past Mostar, going up towards Jablanica.

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    The road behind me. The river was on my left at this point.

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    Climbing into the snow.

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    I did not take any more pictures until I took these last two, right outside of Sarajevo. I was very happy to be home. I ate soup, drank tea and soaked in hot water trying to warm back up. I fell asleep that night about 6 in the evening and did not wake until the next morning. It was quite a ride back home.

    Anyway, this is what I came home to.

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    That is all until I go back out again. I will post more pics through the spring and summer.
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  10. zoki1

    zoki1 Been here awhile

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    :clap:clap Dobar report Zemo !!!! pozdrav od suncna i topla Makedonija !!! pa naigite :freaky:freaky
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  11. Home Brew

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    Hvala Zoki. Ja bi volio da vozim u Makedoniju kada imam dug vikend. Daleko je! Pozdrav od Sarajeva! :1drink:1drink:
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  12. goran e

    goran e Been here awhile

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  13. Home Brew

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  14. Home Brew

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    :ricky This past weekend I took a trip to Gorazde from Sarajevo. I started heading towards Foca and turned off on an
    interesting looking road well before Foca. I travelled a little over 150 miles in about 4 hours. Not breaking any
    records, but I had a good time. :D

    Here are some pictures of the trip.

    Loaded up and ready to go.

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    I chose to ride towards Gorazde.

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    I came across teh village of Hamzici. I have a friend with the family name of Hamzic and thought this might be where his family is from - it's not!

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    On this spot on August 18, 1992, Fadil Dozo died. I am not sure who he was, but he was part of the Bosnian Army.

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    I had blacktop for a while.

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    There is still snow higher up.

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    This was a nice place about 22 years ago, before the war.

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    I would be careful where you go off of the road now though. This is a general map of mines in the area.

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    The road turned to dirt from this point.

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    You can see the road twisting through the mountains ahead.

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    It is a whole lot of this.

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    People are farming here - there are not mines everywhere. You can see a table where farmers have lunch at the edge of their field.

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    Slow down! ...and watch for rocks.

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    Here is the village of Jabuka (Apple).

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    Pulling into Jabuka.

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    Innocent looking road.

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    With this on the sides. Here is a 20 year old mine field. Luckily there is a sign.

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    There are a lot of these turns as you get closer to Gorazde and back on the blacktop.

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    Some Yugo nostalgia.

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    Welcome to Gorazde!

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    Ustipraca - back towards Sarajevo on the main road.

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    Sarajevo is on the other side of that distant ridge.

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    This is coming into Rogatica, heading towards Sarajevo. Still about an hour and a half from home.

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    Getting closer!

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    Pulling into Sarajevo and home.

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    Close up of the brewery and the Franciscan monestary.

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    It was a quick ride out and back, but a lot of fun. I wil do another tomorrow, but I am not sure which direction I will head. Until later! :freaky
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  15. linksIT

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    :clap nice. beautiful country
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  16. STOP

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    Great stuff zemljak :freaky :D
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