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Stories and Tips Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Written by manatwork on 18 May, 2011

Mostar was named after "the bridge keepers" who guarded the Stari Most (Old Bridge) over Neretva River. I came here for one reason: to see the Stari Most. The iconic bridge was heavily damaged in 1993, and fully reconstructed in 2004. When I arrived at…Read More

Mostar - an Overview Part One

Written by fizzytom on 30 Jun, 2010

I remember seeing, as a child, a photograph showing daring young Yugoslav men jumping from a bridge into impossibly blue water below. It struck me as very exciting and must have made quite an impression on me as I told myself that one day I…Read More

Mostar - an Overview Part Two

Written by fizzytom on 30 Jun, 2010

Most tourists come for the day from the coastal resorts of Croatia and even Montenegro; others come from the capital. I believe you can also do a half day trip from the coast in combination with a half day in Medjugorje (a famous pilgrimage sight…Read More

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The Bridge and Its People

Written by nofootprint on 08 Aug, 2009

Mostar was named after its Old Bridge "Stari Most" It is such a historic city, dating back for hundreds of years. The Old Town has ancient cobblestone streets winding around and up and down the hills. Fortresses like stone buildings hug both sides of the…Read More

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The old Front-line

Written by captain oddsocks on 11 Apr, 2007

The old front line of the Bosnian war is still very much in evidence in Mostar. Buildings along both sides of the wide avenue lie in ruins and their woeful condition is highlighted further by the contrast with the few structures that have been rebuilt.People…Read More

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The Chessmen of Sarajevo

Written by captain oddsocks on 05 Mar, 2007

On Liberation Square in front of the orthodox cathedral, there’s a large chessboard painted onto the paving and unless it’s pouring rain, it’s likely to be surrounded by men playing chess.The usual scene as you approach the chessboard is the backs of thirty to fifty…Read More

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Introductory Walking Tour

Written by captain oddsocks on 05 Mar, 2007

The two-hour walking tour that we did from the tourist information centre was very good and I would recommend it to anybody.We enquired in the morning and were told the tour begins each day at Noon (more frequently in the warmer months) and returned then.…Read More

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A look at post-war Sarajevo

Written by billmoy on 24 Oct, 2003

When I mentioned to people that I was going to Sarajevo in May 2003, reactions ranged from "wow!" to "you're crazy". For many people, a mention of Sarajevo brings up war-torn imagery instead of glorious moments as the host city for the 1984 Winter Olympics.…Read More

Mostar - a Town of Tragedy in a New Millenium

Written by dangaroo on 13 Jan, 2009

Mostar, the biggest city in Herzegovina (the southern region of Bosnia-Herzegovina) has a tragic recent history. It's currently inhabited by a split mixture of Bosniaks and Croatians. Mostar is named after its well known bridge and the towers on either side (mostari), in 1993 the…Read More

Yugoslavia Dismembered

Written by jorgejuan on 19 Jun, 2006

I had been in all ex-Yugoslavian countries twice, but that was long time ago, when they were all together. My travel in 2005 had the intention to know the present situation of every new republic.First I traveled for 29 euro by boat from Barcelona to…Read More

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