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Stories and Tips Mostar

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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

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

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