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Travel Blogs from Medjugorje
... for Dennis' birthday on October 5. Well, we took up the suggestions and added to our route to Makarska, a detour to Mostar. The journey took us through some never ending agricultural plains, watered by huge canal systems and dotted with roadside stalls selling an extensive range of fresh fruits, jams, honey, fruit wines and fresh squeezed orange and lemon juices. Our GPS looked like to was going to be a return trip via the same road so we were going to shop ...
... times. Stari Most was built by the Ottomans in the 16th century, and it is one of Bosnia and Herzegovina's most recognizable landmarks. In fact, I chose it for the headline picture of this blog before I had ever even seen it in person. I admit (and some of you who have seen my Facebook photo album of Mostar may have guessed), I am a little obsessed with this bridge.
I’m not the only ...
... and were part of a great day out in Herzegovina. We decided to skip hiking up to Hum Mostar due to the heat, and drove up there instead for a birds eye view of the town and the surrounding valley.
One last stop was in the town itself. Mostar is full of abandoned buildings leftover from the war. There isn't enough interest in the land for many of them, and even if there was the ownership of the buildings during the Yugoslavia days was shared ...
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The last stop, Počitelj, was probably my favourite - a formerly Ottoman-Turk town/fortress that was later abandoned in the 1500s, it never fell to the enemy. The fortress was set on a hill with a view of the river below, and walking around was quiet and so atmospheric. The locals selling fruit were also super friendly, and that fruit was delicious... Taso picked some figs from some random person's tree (without asking) and gave them ...
... with tourists, and we were just pretty put off by the whole thing. I am sure that the hike itself would be really worthwhile, but we obviously couldn’t do that because of Lee’s knee, so we were limited to the town itself, and it was disappointing. The Church that was there was very large and very new – probably to accommodate all of the tourists who come every day. We left after a relatively short time there and stopped by at a ...
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