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.
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,
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.
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 1600-1500 BCE.
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,
Just shaering some scenes from our December days in Mostar. The weather has been really nice, like early spring, blue skies and sunshine.
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.
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.
A while back I was going through some family photos and documents that were dusting away in old dry skinned suit cases from a hundred years ago. I saw a warm family photo and cute boys.
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.
Bosnia was first mentioned 753 AD and the first conglomeration called the Banate of Bosnia began already in 1154. In 1377 the Kingdom of Bosnia was formed and the whole point in these dates is that Bosnia and Herzegovina as an entity is not new.
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.
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 –
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.
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,
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 more in this post –
First Baby Flight
We had our first flight with our baby, a short one straight from Gothenburg to Mostar. The airport stay and flight went fast and also having a baby let’s you pass the line,