Bosnia and Herzegovina 31 March: Trebinje - Jablanica

hospitality in Herzegovina

Welcome to Bosnia and Herzegovina! We started our day in Trebinje.

A group of kids awaited us...

...and joined us on a run through the city...

...we arrived at the school...

... hospitality is in Bosnia and Herzegovina very important...

The mayor welcomed our team....

...and the kids greeted us in six languages...

..the school choir...

..traditional dancing...

...and modern dancing..

The school yard was packed: 500 kids tried to get a first row space!

The mayor passed the torch to the kids...

...a group picture...

...and a cheerful run out of the city. Thank you Trebinje for the great meeting!

...the temperature increased and reached soon 25º C.

Ljubinje was next. A group of kids welcomed us...

...running to the school...

...the primary school kids were lined up in the sport hall...

..nice formation...

The deputy mayor received the peace torch and passed it on to the children...

...nice smiles...

Thank you Ljubinje!

The kids stormed out of the school!

Good bye Ljubinje!

A very intense running day: having four school meetings, we also covered 160 km!

..quite relaxed...

We reached Stolac and another group of kids awaited us. Bosnia and Herzegovina is a real running country!

..two football teams united...

..the kids sprinted towards the meeting...

In Stolac a two schools with Bosnian and Croatian school program were welcoming us.

...a huge crowd...

The city representative received the torch...

...and the kids followed...

...it must have been a funny experience to see our team performing the song...

..the two school principals...

...and another song for peace and harmony...

Thank you Stolac! What a nice meeting!

Irena helped kids carry their schoolbags, so they could run with us...

A big Thank you also to the police in Bosnia and Herzegovina. They really took care of us!

Mostar was next.

High school kids joined in...

..and together we reached the old city of Mostar - Stari Grad.

..the most famous bridge in Bosnia - destroyed in the war and rebuilt a few years ago...

...historic steps...

..we reached the high school.

...a school choir...

the deputy mayor of Mostar welcomed the runners...

...as well as the representative for sports and the school principal...

Thank you Mostar!

...a long day came to an end. Bosnia was already a great success on the first day!