I’m hitchhiking in Europe and it has been about a week and a half since the start. I’ve been in Greece, Albania, Montenegro and Bosnia.
Today I wanted to move to Croatia from Bosnia(Bosanski Brod to Slavonski Brod) but the border patrol did not let me cross. They asked me questions like where am I gonna visit, how long am I gonna stay etc. I said I’m just gonna spend one day in Zagreb and then I will move to Slovenia. They said I need to carry at least 100 euros cash to stay in Zagreb for one day. Otherwise they wouldn’t let me cross.
I didn’t have that much cash so they didn’t let me cross. They made me sign a paper which shows I accept the refusal and then I returned to Bosnia. In Bosnia people use “mark” instead of euro so ATM gives only mark and there are no exchange office at the Bosnian border so I’m not able to withdraw euro or exchange mark to euro. My problem begins here.
Now I’m stuck at the border, in a gas station. I decided not to see Zagreb. But still I need to get to Slovenia. Yes, I can go around Croatia and I can get to Slovenia through Serbia and Hungary but it’s a loss of time. It will take days.
So I’m thinking about going Slovenia by bus which crosses Croatia first. It’s like Bosnia-Croatia-Ljubljana. So is there a chance that I can do it? I mean they refused me today but will they let me pass anyway? I’m not gonna stop at Zagreb, just go Slovenia. It’s like that “transit” thing. Is this possible?
By the way there is no problem with my passport. It allows me to go many countries and includes I wrote at the bottom.