Don’t Forget 1993
A story about war, ethnic tensions, and hope on the rainbow bridge of Mostar
This edition of The Storied Scrolls features a new Nomad Life chapter, “Don’t Forget 1993,” a story about war, ethnic tensions, and hope on the rainbow bridge of Mostar.
Let’s break the wax seal and unroll the scroll…
Don’t Forget 1993
CHAPTER 13 of Nomad Life
“Good luck,” the customs agent croaked, handing Shelby our passports through the car window. He had bushy, black eyebrows and a protruding chin.
“Hvala,” Shelby replied.
Skutull sat in the back, leaning his entire body against the seat. His eyes mindlessly tracked the customs agent without moving his head. He looked bored out of his mind.
The highway was smooth and paved with fresh asphalt. Bright, white paint divided the road into two lanes, which weaved through small cities. Plastic bottles and aluminum cans littered either side of the street. Sheets of plastic wrapped themselves around bare branches, flapping in the breeze…
Where in the World are Zack, Shelby, and Skutull
Current location: 📍Vienna, Austria
What we’ve been up to: Wandering the Christmas market and eclectic light displays in old town Ljubljana.
What’s challenged us: After the US embassies in both Slovenia and Austria failed to offer us any assistance gaining access to Covid boosters, we’re still searching for a way to get them without flying back home to the USA.
Top travel tip: I purchased a gym membership in Ljubljana and lifted weights for exercise while we lived there. It’s the first time in almost a year since I’ve used weights and almost two years since I’ve regularly visited a gym. Re-adding weightlifting as an exercise option has been a joy, but my travel tip is to avoid focusing on back and biceps the day before long travel journeys. Lugging our heaving packs and suitcases across cities and through train stations was more difficult with sore muscles.
Miles traveled: 24,696.00 (0.99x 🌎)
Days nomadic: 275 (0.78x ☀️)
📜 Our Story | 🗺️ Map of Our Journey | 🌄 Future Itinerary
Supplemental Travel Material
📺 Learn about the Yugoslav Wars: The Death of Yugoslavia
Enjoy the journey,