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Saturday, October 3, 2015

Beautiful Trip to Bosnia

Well I am back and I think rested after 24 hours on 4 planes back from Medjugorje. We went by tour bus to Split Croatia which is a beautiful city on the coast of the Adriatic Sea. We flew from Split Croatia to Zagard Croatia then to Paris France then to Philadelphia Pennsylvania then to Kansas City after our flight was delayed due to the rain and Hurricane. My friend and I spent the night at my sisters in Kansas City area before we drove home Friday afternoon. I stayed awake till 7pm then crashed LOL
This is me at the Wall City in Dubrovnik Croatia about a 2 hour drive from Medjugorje Bosnia- Hercegovina


                                                 

This was exciting crossing the Boarder into Bosnia at first of the trip which took 1 hour 45 minutes due to long line of tour buses and cars, they checked each passport of course
It was raining you can tell

This is me on Apparition Hill where The Blessed Mother Mary first appeared to the 6 village teenagers back in 1981 and still appears

It was very hard climbing up the hill seemed to me 2 miles ,I also climbed Cross Mountain where the village people back in 1933 built this huge White Cross over looking the Village of Medjugorje and use to have Mass up there they prayed to God the horrible hail storms would stop because of their crops being damages with the bad storms. The Hail Stopped !

Pope John Paul II shoes, left to Mirjana as a gift he use to visit Medjugorje often . These are in her home in a glass case 


I had just gotten down the mountain when we had to get back to our place where I was staying which was Mirjana's (visionaries)house because she was going to meet with us. I even got my picture with her even though I was sweaty and every bone in my body was hurting after such a hard climb up Cross Mountain. I kept my sunglasses on because I didn't put makeup on that morning due to being told how hard a climb it was and it was very hot and humid that morning

I was thrilled she hugged me , that is my friend Anna taking a picture she is from Columbia Missouri also. The lady who took us is a Bosnian lady her husband is from Split Croatia. Because of our guide knowing Mirjana is why we had such a blessed special tour

These pictures are in the Walled City in Dubrovnik Croatia


This Catholic Church was built in 295 AD

 We had a very short stay in Paris however I managed to purchase me a couple souvenirs

Salt and Pepper shakers shaped like the famous Eiffel Tower
A cute Change purse which I am caring my Rosary in and of course a kitchen magnet
  I know this was a long post however first and last time I will be taking this trip it took over 24 hours and 4 planes changes and 5 passport checks to get home




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14 comments:

  1. What a great trip, Janice, and a moving experience, I'm sure. So glad it worked out for you to be able to have such a special time of it. Glad you're home safe - rest well!
    Rita

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  2. It looks like a wonderful trip, Janice...thanks for sharing some photos...now get some rest!

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  3. What an amazing adventure for you!

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  4. Hi Janice, welcome back! It looks like you had a nice trip, you must be fit as a fiddle now with all that climbing. :)
    I can't believe that church is so old, wow! Cute salt and pepper shakers too.
    I'm going to email you about Halloween at Richard's.

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  5. That was truly a pilgrimage. My goodness what a long way to go with so many different travel arrangements and so much physical exertion. I've heard about what a meaningful trip this is for people and I hope it was everything you hoped for. Sometimes, the faith of other people is inspiring in itself. I once stepped inside a Catholic church on a Good Friday in Paris and I saw a beautiful, young, black-haired French woman leaning against a pillar and looking at the crucifix. Absolutely silent tears were running down her face. I thought, "That woman knows how to pray."
    -Ginene

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  6. Glad you had a good trip. Looks like a interesting place to visit. I am sure you are tired, just listening to your flight plan made me tired!

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  7. What a wonderful trip! It would be so awesome to be amongst such history ...and the churches! Lovely!
    Deb

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  8. What a trip, I am not so sure I have the guts to do such a huge adventure...Yea for you! I have never known anyone that visited Bosnia, thank you for the history and great tour! I know it would take me a lot longer than 24 hours to recover. Oh, you commented on the knob going through the mirror tiles on my side table. I would not attempt drilling through mirror either, I started the tiles in the middle and worked around the knobs, so I never had to drill through the tiles.....yea lol! Now go rest up!

    Carol

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  9. What an awesome trip. Thank you for sharing the photos. It looks like a trip of a lifetime! Thank you for visiting my blog.

    Dianne

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  10. Amazing adventure for you! Wonderful photos! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. You are lucky to visit these places and see interesting things. I hope to climb the Cross mountain in the future.

    Helen @ Tesol Certification

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  12. Looks like you had a wonderful time Janice!! It was a rough climb...but so worth seeing cross mountain we're sure! Weather looks like it was lovely as well! Glad you're back home safe & sound....now to get rested!!

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  13. Wow, what an incredible trip you had!! Glad you are home safe - no matter where you roam there's no place like home!

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