Last Weeks in Mostar

A good indication you've been at the right place is that you feel like you're leaving when it's about to get much better. We had a fine winter and early springtime during our stay in Mostar. We also meet and hung out with some nice people. So this is the perfect farewell for this time around, at ...

February Spring Vibes in Mostar

The winter is gone already, and springtime is already here in Mostar. What else to call the time you already sit on the balcony and walk around in lighter jackets? We are rounding off our travels for this time, even though there's more than a month left there are practical stuff to begin with so ...

Stećci (Medieval Megalithic Tombstones) in Radimlja, Bosnia & Herzegovina

There are almost 60 000 tombstones (monoliths) like these in Bosnia & Herzegovina, called stećci. These ones in Radimlja are easy to visit, being just 3 km near Stolac. Otherwise many of them are located on high altitudes and in forests. Less than 10% actually have any inscriptions or reliefs at all and in Bosnia ...

Ancient Megalithic Site of Daorson in Bosnia & Herzegovina

A good time to visit the site of Daorson is in the spring and autumn, because the heat and the vegetation can limit your movement and put you at risk for snakes. The ancient megalithic ruins are located on top of the high hill in Ošanić where it is believed that settlements have existed ever since ...

Abandoned Underground Military Air Base in Mostar

I visited the former secret military aircraft base near Mostar in Gojnice. It's abandoned and for me the experience was that of an magnificent echo chamber. There are several objects like these in Bosnia, abandoned and remnants of the former Yugoslavian army. Enormously expensive as they were, all are abandoned - like the biggest one called Željava ...

Late November, Early December in Mostar

Since we arrived in Mostar I've been busy getting practical things done. The weather has been really good, a late week in November was sunny with 20 C during the day, which we fully enjoyed. But even after that, the temperature is of a milder winter, the skies are beautiful and the sun shines often. ...

A Poem by Mak Dizdar Translated to Swedish and English

One of my favorite poems is Slovo o Čovjeku by Mak Dizdar. It really sums up existentialism, Zen and the nature of being a human - while at the same time filling me with the right kind of spirit and insight. Here is the poem translated by me to Swedish and English. At the end of ...

The Successor – A Weapon Engineer’s Parabola in Bosnian Minefields

Another film in the Italian focus at the Göteborg Film Festival is The Successor by Mattia Epifani. It's about reinvention of ones life, as seen from opposite perspectives relating to land mines. The main perspective is that of the weapons engineer, Alfieri Fontana, who inherited the company Tecnovar that made famous (infamous) mines. The documentary ...

My love and the colors around us

This autumn has been full of experience for the three of us, all autumn magic, from sunny days, to lightning & thunder and all that eventually passed to the fading autumn colors and the end of our traveling for now.   This was the perfect rainbow that appeared for about 10 minutes. I've never seen a better ...

Top 5 places to visit in Mostar

The center of beauty of Mostar is its Old Town with Stari Most, but there's so much more close by to see and experience. Here's a list of places to visit that are out of the main tourist map - yet easily accessible and don't cost or if they do, it isn't much. We visited ...

Old bridge in Mostar by night

During the day these streets always have people, locals and tourists. Even during my nightly visit there was music coming from a café that should've had closed but kept open where friends hung around. Love couples passed by and other people enjoying the nightly walks like I do. All this was destroyed during the war ...

Medieval Fort in Blagaj (Stjepan Grad), Blagaj Tekija & Vrelo Bune

We visited the Old Blagaj Fort high up above Vrelo Bune cave and river mouth about 310 meters above sea level. Long ago the Illyrians lived there and had settlements around the area and fortified it, until the Romans took over and for each change in regime the fort was modified and expanded. Later in the ...

Medieval castle ruins and town of Počitelj

A must visit if you're in or around Mostar is the medieval small town of Počitelj, as it is less than a half an hour drive away. The town was founded in 1383 by the Bosnian king Stjepan Tvrtko I and was within the Kingdom of Bosnia until the Ottoman finally succeeded in conquering Bosnia (read ...