Exploring Medjugorje

We took a morning bus from Mostar Bus Station, which is located right in front of Mostar Train Station, to Medjugorje. I must say that I kind of enjoyed the bus trip even though the roads were bumpy making it feel like a roller-coaster.

How to get here: Croatia Bus Zagreb – *from Bus Station at Mostar Train Station and Autobusna stanica Mostar (*Subject to changes – Check out Croatia Bus Zagreb official site for updates)

This is definitely my first experience on a bus when it is broad daylight navigating uphill. Imagine this – a coach bus navigating the bends of the hills and traveling on a single carriage way road. It’s all a give and take. I admire how the drivers skillfully navigate around the bends as we traveled uphill.

Medjugorje is a town in Bosnia and Herzegovina where Catholics pilgrims gather for prayers and reflections. The name Međugorje literally means “between mountains”. Approximately 200m (660ft) above sea level, Medjugorje has mild Mediterranean climate.

My journey to Medjugorje was mainly for a pilgrimage. If you are an atheists who loathe religion, the people who are religious or anything that has connection to religion with a vengeance, Medjugorje is definitely not a place for you.

Bus from Mostar will drop off pilgrims at Medugorje Bus station which is 8 minutes walk to the Church of Saint James.

Accommodation is plentiful in Medjugorje – Hotel or Airbnb accommodations.

Marbo Supermarket opens from Monday to Saturday at 06:30hrs to 21:00hrs and Sunday 06:30hrs to 14:00hrs. The supermarket is bigger than those within the walls of Dubrovnik Old Town and the prices are just as good. Only issue is that they do not always have the vegetables for salads.

Like many who find peace and serenity in Zen or certain landscapes, I find peace in Medjugorje. I have never been here before and it’s all new to me. I rarely go on tours and enjoy venturing. However, I must admit that this is one experience I enjoyed being on tour. I got to meet awesome people and helped each other along the way.