Our first stop was Medjugorje, which was a neat and picturesque town. Medjugorje is a very important part of the Catholic religion in this region since around 1981 there had been reports of apparitions of the Virgin Mary centered on the place. Pilgrims flock to the area, which is geographically sandwiched between mountains. I myself attended part of the Mass in the beautiful St. James Church. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to see the hill of crosses (the “Apparition Mountain”). I had wanted to see that, but I had to be content with rosaries and souvenirs.