Sneaky trip to Bosnia.. why not!
Trip Start Jun 24, 2010
40Trip End Oct 25, 2010
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Mostar is a city in Bosnia which has quite a bit of history, and you could see it as soon as you drive in. Bombed buildings, bullet holes completely covering the face of buildings and the restoration seems a bit non existant, perhaps they keep some of it as a reminder. The Bosnian War was only in the early 90's so to think how recent all the devastation occured was a little daunting. The city of Mostar itself was just stunning. A gorgeous green creek runs right through the centre with a uniquie peaked bridge connecting the old town to the new town. We did a little tour of the streets and I went inside a mosque and got to try their version of a pie which was really interesting
I spent most of the day walking around the streets looking at jewellery and trinkets with a girl from the boat, Nadine, which was really nice. One of the highlights was trying the Turkish coffee. There is a big Turkish influence in Bosnia, so they love their coffee and turkish delight. The coffee was sold in a little bras cup with a long handle, sugar cubes and real turkish delight. You put your sugar into a small mug, pour in the coffee with the long handle and add just a dash of milk. It was REALLY nice coffee. Apparently the Bosnians (and I am guessing the Turks) drink coffee for hours and hours as part of their lifestyle and culture. Something I could get very used to!
The old cobbled roads, friendly locals, yummy food, coffee and interesting scenery left us feeling really happy and not at all concerned about the history and negative past that the place had. I was so glad I spent the extra money and visited this little place. So very pretty.