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More war stories and bus to Split

We chatted some more with Marin on waking and took photos of the bullet holes all around his home. Both his neighbour's homes were destroyed. He gave us directions to walk over the bridge and see the front line that was so close to them. Still so many buildings that are empty and bombed out shells, Every building is covered in bullet holes. Very sad to see such destruction of buildings and lives.

Saw this road sign and this was the town where in1981 five children said the Virgin Mary appeared to them and it has since been a pilgrimage town that thousands still vist every year

Caught the 11am bus to Split and only crossed the border once going in this direction.

It was only a 4 hour bus ride but we were totally over buses at this point! I think it is because the roads are so windy and you start to feel a bit queasy with being rocked back and forth all the time!!

We had directions to the hostel, which took us about 20 minutes to get there. I don’t think one hostel we have stayed at has had a big clear sign to identify them. If you were just wandering and hoping to find one it would be very difficult. We had very precise direction for each one we booked off hostel-world and even then the directions took some working out!!! We are in a 8 bed dorm with 3 german girls. Cost is 120 kuna a night ( $20AUD).

We were tired and just had a quick wander around the lovely old town inside the ruins of the Diocletian Palace which was built in 300 AD. Different again from other old towns we had visited. Lots of lovely squares filled with nice places to eat and drink.

Mortar at Mirans

Mortar at Mirans


Mirans neighbours house gone

Mirans neighbours house gone


Bullet holes in door and wall next to Mirans

Bullet holes in door and wall next to Mirans


Hole where neighbours home was

Hole where neighbours home was


Grape vine trellis and shade

Grape vine trellis and shade


Bullet holes in wall on MIran's house

Bullet holes in wall on MIran's house


Another neighbour

Another neighbour


Mirans door with bullet holes

Mirans door with bullet holes


Mortar

Mortar


Bullet holes

Bullet holes


War building

War building


Bullet holes

Bullet holes


War buiding

War buiding


War buiding

War buiding


Trees growing out of building

Trees growing out of building


War building

War building


Cemetry

Cemetry


Cemetry

Cemetry


Local men

Local men


Locals in alley selling second hand clothes

Locals in alley selling second hand clothes


Round cobble stones

Round cobble stones


Bought turkish delight here

Bought turkish delight here


War buildings

War buildings


Street our hostel in

Street our hostel in


Medugorie sign

Medugorie sign


Mum at dinner in Split

Mum at dinner in Split

Posted by hillbillyramsey 17:00 Archived in Croatia

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