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"The whole of the Bosnian coast in one picture"

#BalkanBants - Mostar

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Bosnia was the only country in which we visited two cities, travelling via the beautiful city of Mostar on our way from Sarajevo to Dubrovnik in Croatia.

Arriving in mid morning after travelling through the stunningly beautiful Bosnian countryside, Johan and I spent just a few hours in Herzegovina's largest city, where we made our way down towards the icon of the city - the Stari Most, or Old Bridge.

Stari Most

Stari Most

As we travelled south from the bus station in the 40˚C heat with backpacks in tow, we first reached the beautiful Kujundžiluk, or Old Bazaar, where, between the tourists, we first gained our view of the Old Bridge, that had famously been rebuilt just ten years previously after destruction during the Bosnian War in 1993.

Old Bazaar

Old Bazaar

Carrying on a little bit further and we crossed over the bridge itself with picture postcard views of the valley of the local area. We then hit the other side of the bridge and walked down to the riverbank below the bridge for a rest with beautiful views and a photo session.

View over the city from the bridge

View over the city from the bridge

Cooling off we then walked back towards the bus station via the Crooked Bridge and rest of the Old Bazaar, and then carried on our Balkan Tour towards Dubrovnik.

The whole of the Bosnian coast in one picture

The whole of the Bosnian coast in one picture

Being held up at the first border over a pack of leaflets, the thought of travelling back into Bosnia and then Croatia again as we crossed through Neum didn't exactly fill me with pleasure but luckily after stopping off for a photo of the whole of the Bosnian coastline we made it through relatively quickly and found ourselves in the tourist hotspot of Dubrovnik.

Mostar was incredibly beautiful and despite being small is definitely worth the trip, especially as it is doable as a day trip from both Dubrovnik and Split.

Posted by kmmk17 17:00 Archived in Bosnia And Herzegovina Tagged history border war balkanbants

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