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Bosnia and Herzegovina...
This country conjures up images of war and terror, of ethnic cleansing, and of course 'Balkanization'. I was a small child in school when the former Yugoslavia and the USSR broke apart but those images still seem relatively recent in memory!
A brief history of this country since the start of 20th century is essential to get a grasp of it's troubled state and may be summed up as follows:
"Bosnia and Herzegovina annexed to the ...
... of war, there is a sense of peace and optimism. The call to prayers still echoes from each mosque's minaret five times a day while the gigantic tower of the Franciscan Church can be seen and its bells heard throughout the city. To me, the city helped us all understand the terrible toll of war and the people it affects. What a gift for our kids to actually see, learn and experience.
While in Mostar, we visited a ...
... friend is heading to Sarajevo on the same train, so now we have a buddy for the next few days!
Back at the hostel, we took scalding hot showers and had some tea in the common room. The hostel employees were incredibly hospitable, even going so far as to make us dinner and dessert! It was delicious but we had JUST eaten dinner, so we did our best. Then we relaxed for the rest of the evening in preparation for our early morning train. ...
... mall that still has bullet holes and explosion damage from the war!
He showed us some places for the best cevapi and the best cakes, and the church that you can see from most of the town to give us a landmark. We got to the house and our apartment was one of two built on top of the family home; it sounds a bit weird but it was brilliant. Big bed, little kitchen and wifi that works. All you need! Probably our favourite part of the house was his amazing dog, Rex. He was a ...
On the way to Mostar we had to pass the boarder Bosnia & Herzegovina with Croatia (you know that you are in a different time and mind –zones) and Madjugorje, pilgrimage place for Catholics. They have their miracles there and huge, thriving religious business.
On the road I was shaken to see so many homes (and whole villages in this country) with bullets holes on their walls, destroyed roofs, broken ...
Other places to stay in Mostar
Dr. Ante Starcevica, Mostar | 4 star hotelfrom $82
Mostarski Bataljona bb, Mostar | 3 star hotelfrom $108
Kriva Cuprija 2 (Onescukova), Mostar | 3 star hotelfrom $72
Trk Ivana Krndelja br.16, Mostar | Hotelfrom $28
Fejiceva/Faladjica 1c, Mostar | 3 star hotelfrom $80