Today the rain came and it looks like it may settle in for a while. We left the apartment at about 10 am and headed to Lidl to get rid of the balance of our Kuna, the local currency. Not dealing with the Euro is a real pain. We headed back in the direction of Zadar and stopped to take some photos at Ston, the second largest wall in the world, next to the Great Wall of China. We met 3 guys on motorcycles that were from South Africa. We chatted for a bit when another buddy of theirs drove up and invited us to shuck some Croation Oysters, apparently among the best in the world. We gladly accepted and had a great lunch, eating raw oysters on a floating restaurant. John, George & Godfreid were from South Africa and Eve was from Dubrovnik. Eve is a captain with Royal Caribbean and was quite the character. He married a Canadian girl from Ontario.
After lunch we continued on our way which was supposed to be a 1.5 hour drive from Dubrovnik. As previously stated, Croatia & Bosnia, are two countries in the E.U. that still maintain their border crossings and it is nothing short of a joke. Both countries clock you entering and leaving the country...WHY...I have no idea. The lines are horrendous and today we spent 2.5 hours wait to enter 4 border crossings. It actually reminded me of a scene out of Hogan's Hero's, the border guards being Schultz!
Here you will see real evidence of the 1990's conflict that took 1000's of lives. Many of the buildings bombed remains are standing and riddled with bullet holes. It is pretty freaky! Directly across the street from the apartment we are at in Mostar is a home that was a victim of the war. Our accommodation is in a pretty sketch area but the apartment itself is pretty nice. The reviews state the area looks pretty rough but is actually very safe. We will let you know tomorrow if our car is still here and in one piece!!
As I right this blog we are getting another thunder storm. The storms here are renowned and pretty wild!