November 5, 2020

Bosnia: Beauty In Unexpected Places

Neum, Bosnia

Hey guys, Mark here again. Welcome back to another entry of my travel adventures. This is going to be a shorter entry because we didn’t spend much time here. We were honestly just passing through. However, I had to show you this beautiful place in Bosnia that we discovered on our way to our next stop in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

This amazing city is Neum, Bosnia. It’s a little town in Bosnia located on the Neum Riviera. This town actually has the second shortest coastline in the world, next to Monaco. We decided to pull over and take a few photos of the coastline at sunset. The pictures are gorgeous but don’t even do it justice. It was breathtaking in person!

Neum, Bosnia

We only stayed in Bosnia for one or two nights. We had to drive back and forth between Croatia and Bosnia because, in order to get to Dubrovnik, you have to exit Croatia, drive 80 miles into Bosnia, and then re-enter Croatia. Interesting fact: there is a treaty between Croatia and Bosnia called the Neum Agreement that allows Croatian traffic through Bosnia to Dubrovnik.  The roads were fairly easy to navigate, which was nice because we are obviously unfamiliar with the area. The traffic wasn’t bad at all, but that could have just been because of COVID or the time of day.

The locals are used to tourists driving through the town to get to Dubrovnik. It is a hot-spot for tourists because Game of Thrones fans knows it as the Kings Landing in the hit TV show. Most of the roads followed the coastline, which made for an incredible view on our drive. We pulled over to take photos of the breathtaking sunset. The food was good and it seemed to be influenced by the Middle East, rather than Croatia. The locals were not very friendly, but we didn’t have any bad experiences.

Embrace The Unexpected

We were pleasantly surprised by the beauty of this little town in Bosnia. It goes to show that sometimes the most beautiful things in life are unexpected. I’m so glad we decided to stop here and explore this quaint town. My biggest tip for traveling the world is to continually be on the lookout for unique opportunities and places to adventure. When you see something that intrigues you, pull over and wander. There is history everywhere you look and stories waiting to be heard. I promise you, it’s the key to great adventures!

Should You Go?

We didn’t spend a lot of time here, so I don’t have many travel tips to offer. We originally wanted to go to Mostar. It’s one of the most beautiful places to visit. It is where Christians and Muslims built a bridge to symbolize unity between them. It looks like a big star.  However, we were not able to go because we did not have the proper COVID paperwork. It all worked out though because we were able to experience this beautiful town right on the coastline at sunset.  

Keep an eye out for my next travel entry as we head to Dubrovnik, Croatia. You won’t want to miss that one! Thanks for joining me on my travels as a big guy in a big world. Don’t be afraid to try new things and discover new places. You never know what you will find!

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Big Guy Big World is a travel blog, following Mark Jacoby’s journey as a big guy on a bigger journey, exploring the world during a global pandemic. Follow along as we experience some of the world’s most beautiful and exotic places.

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