Mostar, Herzegovina

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Stari Most (Old Bridge) over the river Neretva, Mostar, Herzegovina, BiH — September 3, 2007

This 16th century bridge was destroyed in November 1993 during the Croat-Bosniak War. It was decided to build a bridge as similar as possible to the original, using the same technology and materials.

Unesco World Heritage Site


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Blagaj Tekke, Herzegovina, BiH, — September 2, 2007

This 17th-century Dervish house stands at the karstic spring source of the Buna river. It is also called Vrelo Bune.


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Mosque in Počitelj, Herzegovina, BiH, September 2, 2007


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Citadel tower of Počitelj, Herzegovina, BiH, September 2, 2007

This town was one of the most heavily bombed during the 1993 Bosnian War.

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Kravice waterfall on the Trebižat river, Herzegovina, BiH, — September 2, 2007


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Stari Most or The Old Bridge, Mostar, Herzegovina, BiH, — September 3, 2007

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Bosnia & Herzegovina 2007 Journal

Sunday, Sep 2 — Mostar

My bus arrives to the town of Mostar in the Herzegovina region around 8:00pm. I am met by a fellow named Bata at the bus station. Bata leads me to the Majdas Rooms guesthouse, on Franje Milicevica (road) where I pay €11.90 for a bed in a shared-room. I take an evening walk around town and enjoy the crisp, cool air. I feel like I am in a vey remoe portion of Europe.


Monday, Sep 3 — Mostar


Tuesday, Sep 4 — Mostar

I enjoy an excellent windy ride in old-school train through the mountains to Sarajevo in the region of Bosnia. I am met by a man at the train station about twenty minutes after I arrive. He takes me to the Haris' Hostel where I rent a bunk in a room with about 12 other beds. There are many Brits staying here, drinking, playing cards and having a good time.


Wednesday, Sep 5 — Sarajevo

Tour Sarajevo and try Chevapi


Thursday, Sep 6 — Sarajevo

Tour to Sarajevo


Friday, Sep 7 — Bus to Belgrade

I catch the mini-bus ride from Sarajevo through the Republika Srpskato and on to Belgrade, Serbia. The scenery is quite green and dotted with village housees. For some reason I become quite sentimental and listen to the Julio Iglesias album Julio which cheers me up.

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