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    Radobolja

    by croisbeauty Updated Dec 30, 2014

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    Favorite thing: Radobolja is less known river of Mostar and many visitors think it's just the channel. It is, however, a short river, five kilometers long, and its spring is located below the Mikuljaca Hill in Mostar's suburb of Ilici. Its course runs through the town and flows into Neretva river right next to the Old Bridge.
    During Ottoman rule in Mostar, water from Radobolja was used for irrigation and drinking but today's water of the river is polluted.
    Once on that tiny river there were numerous mills, which have disappeared or recently have been turned into a restaurants. Pollution of this tiny river began with the development of manufactories for making leather products which were concentrated in the area along the river.

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    Neretva

    by croisbeauty Updated Dec 30, 2014

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    Favorite thing: Neretva river originates at an altitude of 1095 meters, below the mountain Zelengora, and runs a length of 225 kilometers before flowing into the Adriatic Sea. In it upper course, Neretva is canyon river and not navigable all the way to the last 20 kilometers, which flows through Croatia, where nearby city of Ploče flows into the Adriatic. From the town of Opuzen, in Croatia, the river is divided into twelve channels making a delta.
    The name of the river comes from the Greek and means green river. For much of its course Neretva is swift mountain river, and soothes only entering into Bijelo Polje, near Mostar, where she recives numerous tributaries and turns into a lowland river.
    Ba another source, the name of the river is of Illyrian origin, as the Illyrians inhabited the area around the river long before the Romans. Neretva or Narenta derives from the Illyrian "nera-etwa", which means "divine water".

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    Reconstruction

    by solopes Updated Dec 4, 2014

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    Favorite thing: All across town (and country) it's easy to see the effort of reconstruction. It's pleasant to notice the evidence of international aid. People is thinking about leaving some destroyed buildings, as a memorial of the war.

    One of the big avenues almost 100% destroyed, is the best solution: its crossing is truly smashing.

    Close by, a modern cathedral is growing, behind a sign to Sarajevo, a town whose name is also a memorial for all of us, of those terrible days.

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    Duradžik

    by croisbeauty Updated Sep 9, 2014

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    Favorite thing: Each city on the river, which runs through the very center, has two faces. At first glance they are very similar and yet they could be so different. Mostar is divided into "mahala", city quarters designed for habitation. Almost every "mahala" had its "čaršija" (marketplace), craft and commercial core which was a place of connection and companionship for the local population.
    In "mahala" was peculiar cult of "komšiluk" (neighborhood), regardless of their nationality or religion. The people in "mahala" have lived in harmony, mutual respect and tolerance, and they were very united when it was needed to defend the integrity of waving before rivals from other city neighborhoods.
    Duradžik is old "mahala" on the right bank of the river, known nowadays for many restaurants, cafe-bars and clubs with hard rock music.

    Durad?ik Čejvan begov hamam Tabhana Me?ita

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    Mostar

    by croisbeauty Updated Aug 26, 2014

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    Favorite thing: Prior knowledge of a city sometimes has its downside. I visited Mostar several times before the war, in which the city suffered heavy damage. Memories, however, can not be suppressed, we keep them as long as we live.
    In the course of this war, the Old Bridge, which has always been the symbol of the city, was demolished and destroyed by the decision of one lunatic army general which for this culturicide trial in the Hague.
    The core of the old town has been destroyed and the soul of Mostar was killed. The war ended in 1995 and many have flocked to Mostar, curious to see the extent of destruction of the city. Among them was me too, but my trip ended in Počitelj.....

    Fondest memory: The city of Mostar is and old settlement which, before arrival of Ottomans, numbered perhaps a few thousand inhabitants. This settlement had strategic importance because it was the only connection in between Herzegovina and Dalmatia. With the arrival of the Ottomans, the city began developing rapidly and has become a strong commercial and military place with multiple enlarged population.
    Mostar was named after the bridge keepers ("mostari" in Croatian). In Turkish language Mostar means "koprili-seher" (city with the bridge). Under the name of Mostar the town was first mentioned in a wrtiten document in 1474.

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    Jusovina

    by croisbeauty Updated Aug 21, 2014

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    Favorite thing: Jusovina is the most romantic part of Mostar and probably the oldest quarter in old city core. It is tiny strip along the Radobolja river where was located a few wooden mills, of which unfortunately none of them survived. The central point of Jusovina is "Kriva ćuprija" (the Crooked Bridge), small and narrow bridge that once had enormous significance. Today it is hard to imagine that this bridge was the main and only transport link between Bosnia and Dalmatia.
    At the time when the Crooked Bridge had such importance, Jusovina was the most prosperous part of Mostar, and after the bridge lost its importance and fell into oblivion same fate befell the area of Jusovina.

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    war ruins

    by xaver Written Nov 1, 2013

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    Favorite thing: Going around mostar it's easy to meet many buildings ht by the bombings of Yugoslavia war. Most of them are historical buidings and so they cannot be destroyed and rebuilt, but they must be adjusted as they were before.

    Fondest memory: The contrast betwen the rebuilt bridge and the others still "hurted" buildings.

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    Crazy Product Names

    by antistar Written Oct 24, 2010

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    Favorite thing: The Balkans provides rich pickings for puerile imaginations like mine, especially in the supermarket. I embarrassed everyone by getting my camera out to snap the pot of frozen Slag cream in Mostar. In England, slag is an offensive term for a loose woman. To make matters worse this pot of slag was sitting in a pile of Bumm cream. In England "bum" is another word for ass. Not the most appealing names!

    Slag Cream, Mostar

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  • Mostar

    by Veroali Written Jan 28, 2010

    Favorite thing: Stari most (Old bridge) plays very important role in Mostar. Apparently, the most important. The name of the city "Mostar" relates to the bridge as well. Most means bridge and mostar means a man who takes care of the brigde. So that's it, if you are in Mostar, you must see the bridge!

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  • Stari most

    by Veroali Written Sep 24, 2009

    Favorite thing: When i finally found Stari most, i was so happy. It is just gorgeous view on the bridge and hills behind. I loved the architecture, which is the bridge surrounded by. Locals were truly right to build the bridge again.

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    photo point by the River Neretva

    by Arkeolog Written Mar 2, 2009

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    Favorite thing: There is a platform by the river Neretva and it has a good angle of Mostar Bridge to take its photo. No signs around it. When you on the top of the bridge you see it. then follow the narrow streets between cafes n parks. then you get there; easy as that and worth to go :)

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    Neretva River

    by HORSCHECK Updated Nov 23, 2008

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    Favorite thing: More than 90 % of the 225 km long Neretva River flows through Bosnia and Herzegovina before it reaches Croatia. The source is situated in the Dinaric Alps.

    The river flows through a gorge in the old town of Mostar.

    Several bridges, including the famous Old Bridge (Stari Most) link the river banks in the city centre.

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    Old Town and Kujundziluk

    by HORSCHECK Updated Nov 21, 2008

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    Favorite thing: Mostar's old town is situated around the Old Bridge.

    The most important street of this area is the cobbled Kujundziluk alley on the east bank of the river. It used to be an old bazaar, where the local goldsmiths offered their products.

    Nowadays it is dominated by all kinds of souvenir shops, street merchants and tourist cafes. The history of many of these buildings here dates back to the 16th century.

    Kujundziluk alley The old town at the eastern bank of the Neretva
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    Mostar by night

    by HORSCHECK Updated Nov 21, 2008

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    Favorite thing: Mostar can be very busy with tourists during the day, as it is a popular daytrip destination from the Croatian coast.

    At night it gets much quieter and the old city with its beautifully illuminated buildings is well worth a stroll.

    So don't miss to have a look at the Old Bridge (Stari Most), the Crooked Bridge (Kriva Cuprija), the Clock Tower (Sahat Kula) and the several Mosques at night.

    Old Bridge (Stari Most) by night Old Bridge (Stari Most) by night Crooked Bridge (Kriva Cuprija) by night Mosque of Ibrahim-aga Saria by night Clock Tower (Sahat Kula)  by night
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    Stari Most

    by Iksi Written Feb 29, 2008

    Favorite thing: The bridge spans the Neretva river in the old town of Mostar, the city to which it gave the name. The city is the fourth-largest in the country, it is the center of the Herzegovina-Neretva Canton of the Federation, and the unofficial capital of Herzegovina.

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