Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Bridge Between Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina

Posted by on 5:27 am in Bosnia, Croatia, Spotlight | 0 comments

Stands selling oranges frequented the E73 road from Dubrovnik to Mostar. The border crossing from Croatia to Bosnia-Herzegovina was more a formality than anything else. After Nebo, my driver, passed back my passports, he declared that hostilities still lurked underneath the surface “Remember,” he said, “Mostar was shelled by both the Serbs and the Croats.” As I approached the town, minarets started to appear. And then, Mostar’s most recognized symbol, the bridge, (Stari Most) came into full view, its fresh stone contrasting with the nearby...

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An Evening in Mostar, Bosnia

Posted by on 9:16 am in Bosnia, World | 4 comments

When a place lends itself to the leisure of other people it generally becomes a haven for the lewd and the superficial. I am now in the fifteenth month of a backpacking journey that has taken me to some of the less contemporary parts of the world. In speaking with people and seeing their ways I have found that culture, above all things, is what makes a country endearing, and that a culture exploited is something lamentable. A place that panders solely to tourism is simply a place without a soul. I have recently been traveling through the less...

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