I knew very little of what to expect from Bosnia and Herzegovina before I arrived, but I was glad I decided to go.
Our first stop was Mostar, and after a doing a terrible job of following directions we made it to our hostel with just enough time for a quick night walk before turning in for the night.
Our first full day in Mostar was spent exploring the old town. We started by getting a coffee and tourist watching, Mostar is very popular as a day trip from Croatia and Sarajevo and honestly, you probably could do it in less then a day.
Mostars biggest star is its bridge. It’s not the original of course. That was bombed during the civil war and came down on 9th November 1993. It was reopened in 2004 and can now be found covered in tourists.
and our hostel offered a tour to see some of the other sites around the Herzegovina area.
A Dervish Monastery set into the rock wall near the start of the Buna river.
An old market town , as soon as you walk in you have women trying to sell you fruit and nuts.
And we got to swim!! It was freezing though.
I have no pictures of here since it was a town that have made itself popular because of a sighting of the Virgin Mary
Our final stop was the most poignant of the tour and I’ll go more in depth later but as we sat upon the remains of an army bunker listening to one guys stories of the war, you couldn’t not feel something.
The travel info: From Mostar, we decided to head to Sarajevo. We caught the 7.05am train which, for the first half had amazing views of the river and valleys. It cost about 6€ but I must admit, we traveled on a Sunday morning in off peak season and we were lucky to get seats with a couple of people we met at the hostel. I’d hate to see how busy the train got during the peak season.