Guided by great mutual love
“I know people by their eyes. If their eyes are warm, I remember them, if not I immediately forget them”, says Albina, the housewife of the world’s first and only haiduk republic.
People marvelled at what my late Vinko was doing here without water and electricity in this wasteland. And despite all the opposition, with 600 BAM in his pocket, Vinko began to build Hajdučke Vrleti. On his own and with the help of a friend. My daughter and I were in Mostar, and he was spending more time in Blidinje than with us.
We knew that the money for the materials needed to build what you see now was borrowed from a friend. And today I know that it was only that great mutual love that guided us in all our endeavours. We believed in each other.