Day Trip to Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

For our last day, we decided to explore the nearby country of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Once again, we were able to sign up for a day tour the evening before.  Our tour bus left from Pile Gate at 8 am.

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 As you can see, most of the city is still sleeping.

As you can see, most of the city is still sleeping.

 Pile Gate

Pile Gate

 Our first pit stop to use the restroom, get coffee, etc. Up to this point, the drive along the coast of Croatia was incredible. On your way there, make sure to sit on the left side. You'll get the best views.

Our first pit stop to use the restroom, get coffee, etc. Up to this point, the drive along the coast of Croatia was incredible. On your way there, make sure to sit on the left side. You'll get the best views.

 After about another hour on the road, we ended up at our first destination: Kravice Waterfalls, which is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina. 

After about another hour on the road, we ended up at our first destination: Kravice Waterfalls, which is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina. 

 Kravice Waterfalls is a popular place to swim and picnic in the summertime. It's also a beautiful place to visit, year-round. 

Kravice Waterfalls is a popular place to swim and picnic in the summertime. It's also a beautiful place to visit, year-round. 

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kravice falls mostar bosnia herzegovina
 After exploring Kravice Waterfalls, we made our way over to Mostar. We had about 3 hours to walk around and explore the city.  

After exploring Kravice Waterfalls, we made our way over to Mostar. We had about 3 hours to walk around and explore the city.  

 These outdoor markets will make you feel like you've stepped right into Aladdin. Lots of good shopping and unique gifts for souveniers.

These outdoor markets will make you feel like you've stepped right into Aladdin. Lots of good shopping and unique gifts for souveniers.

 Lots of fine hand-made linens and copper. We bought a hand-painted copper bowl and a copper coffee grinder.

Lots of fine hand-made linens and copper. We bought a hand-painted copper bowl and a copper coffee grinder.

 We only had time for one meal in Mostar, and we are so glad that we chose Tima Irma. Authentic, delicious, and fresh Bosnian food.

We only had time for one meal in Mostar, and we are so glad that we chose Tima Irma. Authentic, delicious, and fresh Bosnian food.

 Cevapi (rolled veal sausages with pita bread and a red bell pepper spread)

Cevapi (rolled veal sausages with pita bread and a red bell pepper spread)

 Pileci raznjici (grilled chicken skewers with cucumbers, tomatoes, pita bread, feta cheese, and a red bell pepper spread.

Pileci raznjici (grilled chicken skewers with cucumbers, tomatoes, pita bread, feta cheese, and a red bell pepper spread.

 The owner was really kind and brought us some cheese spread to try, which can only be found in Bosnia. Before we left, she gave us their postcard and a bottle of local beer.

The owner was really kind and brought us some cheese spread to try, which can only be found in Bosnia. Before we left, she gave us their postcard and a bottle of local beer.

  This is was Mostar is known for, the Stari Most (Old Bridge). Mostar was named after the bridge keepers (mostari) who guarded the Old Bridge in medieval times. The bridge stood for over 400 years before it was destroyed in the war. It was rebuilt and reopened in 2004.

 This is was Mostar is known for, the Stari Most (Old Bridge). Mostar was named after the bridge keepers (mostari) who guarded the Old Bridge in medieval times. The bridge stood for over 400 years before it was destroyed in the war. It was rebuilt and reopened in 2004.

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mostar bosnia herzegovina
 The Bazaar in Mostar

The Bazaar in Mostar

 Stari Most

Stari Most

 Copper and colorful fabrics in the Bazaar

Copper and colorful fabrics in the Bazaar

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 Another view of Stari Most from the bottom of the stairs. The locals will collect money to see if their comrade to jump off the bridge, which seems to be a common pastime.

Another view of Stari Most from the bottom of the stairs. The locals will collect money to see if their comrade to jump off the bridge, which seems to be a common pastime.

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mostar bosnia herzegovina stari most old bridge
mostar bosnia herzegovina stari most old bridge
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 After returning to Croatia, we stopped at Barba (seafood meets streetfood) for dinner.

After returning to Croatia, we stopped at Barba (seafood meets streetfood) for dinner.

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 They have wooden utensils for eating, but they also supply markers for decorating them and displaying them on the wall.

They have wooden utensils for eating, but they also supply markers for decorating them and displaying them on the wall.

 Fresh Octopus Salad

Fresh Octopus Salad

 Octopus Burger

Octopus Burger

 Tempura Prawns

Tempura Prawns

 Although we spent the entire day in another country (and added a few more stamps to our passports), we made it back just in time to watch one more sunset in Croatia. The more sunsets we watch, the more marvelous they become. Until next time...  "To travel is to live." -Hans Christian Anderson

Although we spent the entire day in another country (and added a few more stamps to our passports), we made it back just in time to watch one more sunset in Croatia. The more sunsets we watch, the more marvelous they become. Until next time...

"To travel is to live." -Hans Christian Anderson