Day 34: Mostar to Jajce

by - September 06, 2011

Today was going to be a day of travel, with a 3 hour train journey from Mostar to Sarajevo, then a 4 hour bus onwards from Sarajevo to the town of Jajce.  The train cost 10 mark (about 4.50 pounds) and is widely praised as one of the best routes in Europe.  After a two hour stop in Sarajevo (we didn’t see much of the city but will be spending our last few nights here) we got the bus on the main road from Sarajevo to Zagreb, stopping at the fortress town of Jajce.  This road was extremely scenic but the area is dangerous as it is one of the most heavily land mined parts of the country.  One of the most notable views from the bus window was the town of Visoko, which was once a major neolithic settlement and is believed by some to be the sight of a superculture that existed around 12,000 years ago.  They believe that the evidence for this is an enormous pyramid, which most believe to be just a hill.  Believers will point to excavations showing ancient ‘paving and tunnel entrances’.  It was difficult to form an opinion on this from the bus (let alone take a picture through the grubby windows) so I have downloaded a photo from google to let you make up your own mind.  I can see where they are coming from though.  Leaving our hostel in Mostar at 7.30am, we checked in at Jajce at about 6 so apart from the incredible views, there isn’t much else to say about the journeys, so I will let the pictures speak for themselves.  All of the photos except for the Visoko pyramid one are from the train journey.

Visoko pyramid?

You May Also Like