Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Glavaticevo: A Hidden Getaway

Our Road Trip continues. After finishing up our stay at the Boracko Lake, we drove the road further south to the little village Glavaticevo. The village is located on the upper stream of the river Neretva, and from the Boracko Lake it only takes 20 minutes to get there. Our main goal was to have lunch there and I want to show you some sights from this place in this post.

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South to Glavaticevo

Again, here is a map to show you where Glavaticevo is located. To get there you take the same side road from Konjic you take for the Boracko Lake. It's definitely a scenic route, as mountain ranges, river streams and curious places will pass you by. It takes about 40 minutes to get there by car from Konjic.


And one of those spots worth a stop are the abandoned buildings I showed earlier, as well as this gas station, that closed only a couple of years back.


Restaurant "Vrelo Biser"

This small, river side, restaurant called "Vrelo Biser" (translated "Pearl Spring") can be found after entering Glavaticevo after crossing a bridge that leads out of the village. Right after the bridge, you have to turn left, drive to a small gate to the parking spot. This place is run by a married couple and while it doesn't offer much food, what's there is well worth eating.


During colder days you can sit inside the house here, but the day was sunny and warm and we had to sit by the river and enjoy the sights.




There are two fronts of tables. One in the small garden, and the other right next to the river Neretva. The stream here is fast and fresh, and amazing to look at.


Relaxing the Soul

As we sat down, calm immediatley took over. I can't really describe the feeling of sitting here. Maybe we needed the rest after a long drive, maybe we were hungry, but whatever the reason, I know that at this point we knew that it was well worth taking the road trip. A swinging chair can be found next to the tables, and while you wait for your food, you can enjoy it as well.


Lots of cats are living here, and are also waiting for your food order to arrive. But they are very cute and not to invasive. Mostly they enjoy the food and love here that they get from the visitors, but also sleeping during a warm and sunny day.


Food

We ordered freshly grilled trout, and they make it right outside on an open grill. The smells are so good, and make you even more impatient to eat. But its also very nice to look at, and I think that the owners build everything themselves here out of wood and stones. Everything is carefully designed and has a certain rustic charm.


The food is very affordable here, and you get a lot for your money. We ordered the fish, potatoes, salad, homemade bread and fresh cheese as well as drinks. 4 of us ate for a total of 30$, which was not a lot. We were surprised, but above all, it was fresh and delicious. I really recommend this establishment.



The Road Home

After our lunch was over, we drove a little bit more through the countryside, until eventually heading back home. The whole road trip took us 7-8 hours in total, and was very relaxing. On another note, it was a new part of Bosnia and Herzegovina that I didn't explore before. Upon returning I definitely made the decision to go back here, and explore this area even further. And I hope to do that very soon.



What do you think of Glavaticevo?



45 comments:

  1. What do I think? I think I could eat grilled trout now. It looks a great place in a beautiful area.

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  2. I have never seen cats living so close like that....but it does make sense since they serve such delicious looking fish!! this is a very pretty place.

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    1. Oh the cats are definitely there for the fish! :)

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  3. what a delightful place, the cats are smart waiting for some trout. If we have something on our plate that our cat fancies, first of all she does a sniff test by flaring her nostrils and moving her head around until she gets the aroma then sits staring at us until we give in and give her a morsel !

    Best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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  4. What a wonderful series of photos - I wish I could have traveled with you!
    Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/04/french-corner-bakery.html

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  5. I went through the slide show twice. love the orange gas station and the cat and the swing and the picnic tables and the view from the table and swing... a lovely lovely spot to visit. wish i were there.

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    1. I hope to visit again soon (although many new destinations are in the works as of right now). But my camera will be with me if I do so.

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  6. Was für eine schöne Tour! Das Wasser so blau, die Landschaft so weit und die Fische so knusprig gegrillt...uiiiii ist das gut! Sooo schöne Fotos Mersad! GlG Anne

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  7. Wundervoll und dort am Restaurant kann man sich ja stundenlang aufhalten. Einfach genial der kanadische Hausbaustil, umgeben von dieser traumhaften Landschaft. Klasse!!!!

    Liebe Grüsse

    N☼va

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    1. Das ist genau das was mich auch so sehr fasziniert hat.

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  8. The food looks scrumptious! What a great place to travel to!

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  9. Looks like a great place to have lunch and I think the cats add the perfect touch - although I wouldn't want them up on the tables. You called the lunch salmon but several of the commenters called it trout. I was curious if some people equate salmon and trout as the same fish.

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    1. No it's trout in fact. I made the mistake and have edited it now. They do taste and look similar though. The cats are if course not on the tables and will not come to you if you dont want them to.

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  10. Such a lovely place and the food does look scrumptious indeed!! A perfect day trip, Mersad, and I'd want to make a return trip myself!! Hope your week is going well!!

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  11. love the rustic accommodations! :)

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  12. Loved the colour of the rushing river and the place where you stopped for lunch. fish looks delicious. The countryside looks so beuaitufl.

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  13. Loved the colour of the rushing river and the place where you stopped for lunch. fish looks delicious. The countryside looks so beuaitufl.

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  14. I wish there were still places like this here. Lovely trip, Mersad.

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  15. Wow, es ist was turboromantisches!!! Ich will auch!!! So was gefällt mir sehr. Und die Wasserfabe ist unglaublich! Und die gebratene Fische. Ich liebe es. Es musste dort sehr perfekt sein. Liebe Grüße

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    1. Das wahr es wirklich! Ein toller Ort für einen Ausflug.

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  16. What a beautiful setting for a restaurant. The river is so blue! And the trout looked delicious.

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  17. oh wow what a lovely place!

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  18. Your lunch looked really excellent. Must have been a fine drive through beautiful country.

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  19. Izgleda prekrasno; nisam imala priliku posjetiti taj dio...sljedeci put!

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  20. What a lovely, rustic place. The scenery is beautiful. You visit some wonderful countryside.

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  21. What a great place for a get-a-way!

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  22. Wow, I really would like to go there, it looks so relaxing. Loved the photographs, the one of the fish made my mouth water.

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  23. Beautiful place and gorgeous photography and what a gift for both of you to explore!

    Happy Weekend coming to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  24. Mersad,
    You call that a river? :)
    It is a flowing swimming pool - so beautiful and looks so clean too.
    All the photos are great, including the portrait of the couple.
    I would say Glavaticevo is a fantastic location to visit.
    Have a Beautiful Day!!
    Peace :)

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  25. Beautiful river scenes, the place looks wonderful. And the food look delicious.. Wonderful series of photos.. Enjoy your day!

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  26. The map really helps provide a contextual understanding.

    ROG, ABCW

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  27. I love the rustic look of that lunch stop. I think I would enjoy lunch there very much.

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  28. The river looks as though it's fed by snow or glacier. Is that so? The food looks wonderful. Grilled fresh trout: the food of the gods.

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  29. Wow that water is an amazing color. The countryside is gorgeous, those fish looked delicious and it would certainly be a place I'd enjoy visiting if give the opportunity.

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  30. The skies and that water are just so beautiful! What a lovely way to spend the day. Looks perfect!

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  31. Such rich living greens and beautiful skies. A place that appeals to the eyes and soul.

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  32. What a lovely place! The colour of the water is simply amazing.

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  33. It's a beautiful, peaceful place. I like your kind of wandering and finding an out-of-the-way gorgeous place to stop, eat, and rest. Good cheer to you and your travels.
    The View from the Top of the Ladder

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  34. Beautiful scenery! And the restaurant looks like the perfect place to eat...good comfort food, fresh and delicious! Loved visiting there with you.

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  35. It's beautiful! And the restaurant looks like a destination in itself. How charming!

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  36. Your pictures are amazing. and your narrative very interesting
    Visiting from A-T
    Stay blessed,
    Ruby

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  37. Gorgeous countryside, sparkling blue flow of water, pretty kitties and wonderful vibe!!

    Poppy

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  38. That was a really lovely trip ! Thank you for sharing your talents and stunning photographs. It is wonderful to read your impressions of the places you visit and see how much you enjoy your work as a photographer !!!

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