Mostar, Herzegovina


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


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.


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


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

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


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


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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