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Apr 21, 2014 - Easter weekend

Hey guys, and room 12! Thank you for all your messages that you have sent me, it's been awesome to hear from you! Sorry for the slow update, we have been really busy doing all sorts. So here goes the latest updates... On good Friday our family woke up at 5.00 AM to climb up Mt krizevac again (449 metres high). On the way up we stopped and prayed the stations of the cross. That afternoon we celebrated the Passion of Christ later that evening we watched Sonia make traditional Croatian Easter eggs. On Easter Sunday we smashed the eggs and the...

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Apr 15, 2014 - The big climb

Yesterday Maurice, Mum, Dad and I climbed up Mt Krizevac. Mt Krizevac has a cross at the top which was made in 1933 it was made out of cement. The village men had to carry up the cement and water. The cross stands at 10 metres high. The climb up is very difficult because of the rock, also the rock has been smoothed out because there has been millions of pilgrims climbing it. After the big climb we went to have breakfast at our B&B and then went to mass. Mass is a celebration of Jesus's last supper! following Mass we had a gelato then went...

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Apr 13, 2014 - Medjugorje - Croatia

Hi guys! After an exhausting few days we finally arrived at Medjugorje in Croatia. We are staying here for the next 10 days. My Mum and Dad first came here in 1995. It is a place where Mary the Mother of Jesus was said to appear to 6 children. She came to remind the world to turn to her son Jesus. Medjugorje is a place full of pilgrims from all parts of the world. They have so many shops that sell allsorts of goodies and religious items. I really love the gelato stores, they sell the most amazing flavoured ice creams! My favourite flavour...

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Mar 18, 2010 - Medjugorje, Bosnia

We spent our night in Bosnia in Medjugorje - the third most visited pilgrimage site of the Catholic faith. Tunin's, our bed and breakfast, was a very comfortable, homey stop for the night. The bus ride up the hill to Tunin's was something else - narrow, winding streets you would not expect our bus to be able to negotiate, but the driver did an incredible job. The Tunin family encouraged us to treat the place as our own. Many of the class went to the city for dinner, but it had been swarming with visitors as the bus made its way through on...

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Oct 17, 2006 - Visit to Međugorji and Ante,s birthday.

17th Oct. Nik was still not feeling wonderful this morning so Jack and I went for a walk up as far as Nik,s old school then returned for the men to have grilled sardines for morning tea as we were setting off for Međugorji aroung 11am. Marina,s husband Nikša was to be our driver. The day was again just beautiful. We went down to Makarska and up over the mountain to Dugi Niva and Veliko Prolog. The road along the mountains was reminisant of the Rocky Mountains and coming over the mountains in New Zealand to Jan,s home town. The area between...

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Oct 14, 2006 - Trying the internet cafe and Visiting Staševica

Oct. 14th Went to town this morning to see if I could arrange a hair cut but as there were 5 weddings in the town today, it was not possible. I actually went to 5 or 6 hairdressers but they were all busy so I thought I would buy a hair colour and do my own hair. I went to 3 supermarkets before I could buy something that was not red, black or white! I had also decided to buy some fruit and waited in the one checkout cue for about 5-10 mns only to find I had not weighed the fruit and needed to return to the fruit area, weigh the fruit on the...

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May 7, 2006 - Split and Makarska, Croatia

Croatia - Wow! Just wow. I will try my best to convey the beauty here in both the country and the people, but you have to experience it your self, if you ever get the chance. Split is a little touristy, but that didn't bother me, like Venice did. The cruise ships come in for the day, and guides lead groups on walking tours through the old town area. Lots of people in a small area. When we walked to the Mesrovic Museum we took the back streets through town instead of walking along the shoreline. The road started climbing and I realized we...

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Nov 20, 2005 - Dubrovnik

*If this entry does not make you want to book your tickets to Croatia right now, then I am renouncing my dreams of someday becoming a writer!* Dubrovnik is the most incredible place in the entire world. The combination of its natural beauty, the beauty of the city, and the amazing people of Croatia formed this blend of pure bliss. Located on the southern coast of Croatia, Dubrovnik is a medeval town dating back to I think the 1400s. Unfortunately it suffered much damage during the War of Yugoslavia with 500 out of about 650 of its building...

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Jun 25, 2005 - Day 22 - Bar/Dubrovnik

We checked out of the apartment at 10:00am, and headed for the bus station, expecting a long hard road ahead, due to a lack of busses. Instead, we were bundled onto a bus within minutes of pulling up in the taxi, and off we were headed for the Croatian border, from there it would be a mere 35kms to Dubrovnik, and we would sort that out as we went. The bus trip was great. The bus was never more than ¼ full, and we had the magnificent coastline on our left, and the stunning mountains on our right for most of the trip. I have run out of...

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Mar 31, 2005 - Makarska

Hello Makarska is a nice quiet place at the moment, although we think it could be quite hectic during the summer peak. We are spending our time walking and not doing anything much as we are winding down ready to return home. Our main walk took in some semi-deserted villages above Makarska. Most of these villages lost population because of migration to places like Australia and the US during the 20th century. Many of the older houses are now being renovated to be used as holiday homes or tourist accommodation. Bye for now M&A

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Nov 14, 2004 - Neither Rain Nor Wind Nor Snow

This past weekend, I organized a professional development trip to southern Bosnia. So many people, as I have alluded to before, don't get an opportunity to leave the camp and go anywhere substantial while here in Bosnia. Of course, there are a great number who have no desire to leave nor to discover any culture so foreign from their own. However, that being said, I was able to take three people with me. We left late on Friday evening after a meeting which I had to attend and drove down in the dark to Sarajevo. In Bosnia at this time of...

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