Unusual Obituaries


notice2Mostar: As we walked along Brace Fejica, the main street from Masala Square to the start of Old Town, we noticed small paper notices with photos of people and a date tacked on to a wall in several places. Later, Alma (the lovely tour guide) told us they are obituary announcements that list the bios and funeral times for locals who died recently. She said they are usually tacked on to the outside walls of a small mosque.

That’s certainly a cultural difference for us, but quite logical really.


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Avid traveler, travel writer and photographer. In an earlier life I was a psychologist, but now am an ESL teacher. Very interested in multiculturalism, and how travel can expand one's horizons, understanding and tolerance.
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