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Day trip to Mostar, Bosnia & Hercegovina

Woke up early to the sound of rain, lots of rain. Todd and I made our way through the torrential downpour through the old town to our pick up point, as we are spending the day in Bosnia & Hercegovina. Our driver "Bobo" was a great guide. A big, gruff, burly man with lots of interesting opinions about almost everything. We crossed the border from Croatia into Bosnia and Herzegovina and stopped for pastries and coffee; which were very much needed. I was still shivering and trying to warm up from the rainstorm.
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Our next stop was in a typical "Turkish" Town including a visit to an incredible mosque. Much of Bosnia was under Turkish control through the 15th century, so there is a very heavy Turkish influence here.
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On the road again, and although Bobo took a wrong turn, we still managed to find our way to Mostor. The name "Mostar" means 'bridge keeper' and this city has always been an important gateway for trade. It's famous bridge, and many of it's buildings were destroyed in the 1990's during the Yugoslavian civil war. Most of which has been all rebuilt and is now a UNESCO world heritage sight.
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We then went to this beautiful spot Bobo recommended for lunch; stunning scenery and great food. Explored the area a little bit then headed back to Dubrovnik.
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Tomorrow we are making our way to Slovenia.

Posted by toddllama 01:53 Archived in Bosnia And Herzegovina

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