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Haunting Mostar

by JohnT »

I certainly am not an expert at travelling in this ex Yugoslav Republic, but I will say that very few travel experiences have shaped my life more than a daytrip to Mostar in 2006. We were staying in Dubrovnik, Croatia and took the opportunity to take a bus for the day into the city which was still so heavily damaged by the civil war.

 

For a Western tourist who has never experienced war, it shook me to see its results. To hear about snipers, and makeshift cemetaries filling up the parks, to walk by buildings still destroyed or pockmarked by artillery and to see the main source  of sales be the fashioning of different kind of artillery or rifle shells being fashioned into art... At the time, you still couldn't deviate much into the countryside for fear of landmines.

 

It was all that, and yet the single thing that most struck me, was the very happy young lady that was our tour guide. Everywhere around us life was going on. There were people at cafes, divers enticing (scamming :) ) tourists at the recently reconstructed famous bridge...I was struck by awesome power of humanity to recover..

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by Joan »

Wow, this is really fascinating. You've made me want to go!

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by daisy daisy »

Does anyone else have information about Yugoslavia? It sounds fascinating.

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by warlord »

  I am curious how Mostar is today.  I know there are still day trips from Dubrovnik, but some of that is an organized tour.  They also have regular buses that take longer there if you want to spend the night (which is what I am looking at).

  Anyone been here recently?  Thanks for the experience in 2006, that peaked my interest in visiting here next Spring...

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by Ameray »

In Response to Re: Haunting Mostar:[QUOTE]

Does anyone else have information about Yugoslavia? It sounds fascinating.


Posted by Daisy Daisy[/QUOTE]

Once I had a chance to visit the Yugoslavia almost three years ago. There I explored it’s nearest interested points like Temple of St. George the Victorious, H.L.A.M. Art Gallery of the Modern Art, Svarog's House Slavic Cultural Centre and The Museum of the Forgotten Music. I found it a nice place with the alluring views. 

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by JohnSmith75 »

Wow that sounds pretty nice. Thx for review. 

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by metro »

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by 1969mets »

My husband and I travelled through Yugoslavia in 1980-shortly after Tito died and long before the war tore this nation apart. We started in the north and travelled south, throuh the mountains, along the coast, and ended in Dubrovnik. We visited caves (in the north); small villages in the mountains; the Plitvice Lakes-which at the time were a beautiful national park of sixteen connecting lakes; through a limestone region known, I believe, as the Karst, and into Mostar and over the famous bridge connecting East and West trade routes which was destroyed; and onto Sarajevo. We were young, adventursome, and really quite unprepared in many ways for this nation. So many languages, so many cultures. But, it was fascinating. Definitely worth exploring-and not on a tour, which will give you the sanitized version. Get a guidebook or two. rent a car, and go explore!

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