We traveled 3-1/2 hours by bus along the spectacular Adriatic coast of Croatia today from Makarska to Dubrovnik. But at one point along the way the Croatian coast is broken by a little spot where Bosnia and Herzegovina extends to the Adriatic. Bosnia’s Mediterranean coastline is just 12.4 miles long.
Immigration officials got on the bus and peeked at everyone’s passport before letting us into the country. But instead of just passing through and back to Croatia in 20 minutes, the bus stopped for a 20 minute break at a Bosnian town. It was just long enough to grab a cup of fine Bosnian java.
Even though we spent a grand total of about a half hour in Bosnia and Herzegovina, I won’t count it as one of the countries I’ve been to, since this stop was something akin to an airport layover, which I also don’t count. So no 78th country yet. Even though I did have coffee there. And went to the bathroom.