| || ||ANNIE'S BOSNIAN JOURNAL - September 2007
This visit I am flying to Split and, as before, dear Vinko and Nensi are meeting me at the airport. I have booked my seat on-line to save time and queues at Gatwick. What a bonus! No waiting, fast-drop luggage and almost three hours to relax, browse in the duty free shops and have breakfast before I fly.
On the 'plane, I meet a family who are holidaying on one of the islands off the Croatian coast. The weather in Split is wet! The Bura is strong and winds and heavy showers make for a somewhat bumpy landing. I sail through customs and my luggage arrives undamaged and intact.
Poor Nensi and Vinko were held up in traffic travelling to Split and apologise for being late. So wonderful to see them both - lots of hugs and kisses and lots of time to chat on the three hour drive back to Tasovcici. Only one border to cross and we go straight through. I think the police must see Vinko every day when he drives to work so they don't even look at the luggage.
Once again, Spomenka has prepared a big pot of japrok (mince and rice wrapped in cabbage leaves and poached). We eat our fill and then exchange gifts, laughing and chatting about my rusty Croatian. Vinko's English has really improved and I feel at home here.