Visit Mostar: 21 Things To Do by

Visit Mostar: 21 Things to Do

The historic city of Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina is both charming and complicated; idyllic and evocative. The first sight of the centerpiece bridge makes visitors swoon – but seeking out lesser-visited corners of the city can result in an everlasting love. When we visit Mostar, we like to dig into the history, venture into nature and connect with locals.… Read the rest

Our week in Mostar: The Old Bridge at night

Why we loved spending a week in Mostar

Throughout our journey, there have been certain places that have captivated us – Mostar is one of them. In so many ways it resembles the other fairytale European cities we’ve visited, with the quaint historic center so appealing draped across the Old Bridge and down both sides of the Neretva River.… Read the rest

Mostar's Religions: Koski Mehmet-Pasha Mosque - inside

2 of Mostar’s religions: Catholicism and Islam

It would be impossible to visit Mostar and not notice the co-existing religions in the small town, as both churches and mosques are part of the landscape. Historically, Serbian Orthodox Christians, Bosnian Muslims and Croatian Catholics – and even a few Jewish families – resided peacefully throughout the river valley.… Read the rest

Mostar Today: A picture perspective: The Old Bridge

Mostar today: A picture perspective

Historically, Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina was a model city for citizens of differing ethnic and religious backgrounds to peacefully co-exist. The Croat-Bosniak War in the early 1990s shattered that notion. We aren’t going to pretend to understand how the war has affected the people and city of Mostar today; we can only imagine that it isn’t the harmonious place it once was.… Read the rest

Introduction to Mostar: The Old Bridge

Introduction to Mostar: The Old Town, Old Bridge and War

We’re continuing our stay in the Balkan region, this time spending a week inland in Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina. I regrettably admit that my knowledge of this area is based on a weak recollection of high school social studies – and suffice it to say that isn’t getting me very far.… Read the rest