Category Archives: history

On To Sarajevo

The day we left Mostar, we’d arranged for Ermin to drive us to Sarajevo, a drive of a couple of hours. It’s a beautiful drive, past green mountains, and along the Neretva River part of the way, with lakes and … Continue reading

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Mostar Old Town

Mostar Old Town The name of the city comes from the word “mostari” (“watchers of the bridge”), who were the guards of a suspension bridge over the River Neretva before the Old Bridge was built. The most famous sight in … Continue reading

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Introduction to Mostar

**NOTE: This post has many photos. Please scroll through and enjoy. We thought Mostar was colorful, flavorful, and packed with a rich history. It’s a captivating city as it has many faiths living together (seemingly at peace nowadays) and the … Continue reading

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Getting to Mostar

From Dubrovnik we wanted to get to Mostar in Bosnia-Herzegovina. We decided to use a driver recommended by Rick Steves, and it was a great decision. His name is Ermin Elezovic, who is a very friendly English-speaking resident of Mostar. … Continue reading

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A Stroll Along the Stradun

    Stradun is the main street that runs through Old Town in Dubrovnik and is packed with people and sights, shopping and eating places. Its official name is the Placa but it’s more commonly called Stratun. It starts at … Continue reading

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Dubrovnik: The Little Church That Could

St Saviour Church (Crkva Sveti Spasa in Croatian) Dubrovnik has many churches and houses of religion, but many people say that this is one of the more beautiful ones, and well worth a visit. It’s a church with a lot … Continue reading

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Dubrovnik: Museum of Homeland War

  A fascinating and sobering story All around the old walled city of Dubrovnik one sees reminders of the damage done to the city during the 1991-92 siege of the city and the terrible bombardment. The first time Rod and … Continue reading

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Dubrovnik: Fort of St Lawrence

Fort of St Lawrence (Tvrdava Lovrijenac) Our tickets for entry to the City Walls were also valid for entry to the Fort of St Lawrence, if used on the same day (100 kuna per person, about US$ 14.50). We went … Continue reading

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Dubrovnik From The Walls

Dubrovnik’s nickname is the “Pearl of the Adriatic”, an apt and justified name. The Old Town, with thick medieval walls, juts into the sea. Inside the ramparts the pedestrian-only Old Town is a jumble of narrow, steep alleys leading up … Continue reading

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Korcula’s St Mark’s Cathedral

St Mark’s Cathedral (Katedrala Sv. Marka) on Korcula As I mentioned in the previous post about sights in Korcula Old Town, the cathedral has some interesting points. It’s on the top main street of Old Town roughly in the middle … Continue reading

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