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    Prenj Mountains

    by Dirim Written Feb 25, 2007

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    Prenj Mountains were one of the basic logistic points of Partizans during World War II as it was surrounded by Neretva river and when the bridges on Neretva were demolished by Partizans it was impossible by Nazis to conduct military operations on Prenj.

    The photo is taken from air.

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    Kravice waterfall

    by ostia Written Nov 24, 2006

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    One hour drive from Mostar: Kravice waterfall. No entry. Mainly local people go there, only a few tourist. Enjoy the great view, nice sound and smooth, warm water! You can climb on the rocks, just be careful some of them are slippery due to humidity. Take natural shower and use the natural jacuzzi, too!

    Kravice waterfall
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    "We love Bosnia and Hertzegovina"

    by tpk2 Updated Nov 20, 2006

    The text on the side of the hill on the outskirts of the town used to say "Tito volimute" but has been changed into "BiH volimute", "We love Bosnia and Hertzegovina". The figure below the two words represents the Old Bridge, after which the town is named .

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    Tekija Blagaj: Dervish Monastery

    by Khalsa Written Oct 9, 2006

    A Dervish Monastery creviced into a mountain where the river Bruna flows out of a cliff. Built in the 15th century, this monastery was home to Dervish monks. There are lots of old scriptures inside and is adorned with beautiful Islamic art. A very nice and quiet place to visit. Be sure to visit the nearby Muslim cementary on the way with new and old graves and surprisingly lots of turtles wandering around.

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    Parts of old brige

    by Rusket Written Apr 18, 2006

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    On my way from the appartment to downtown Mostar, I came upon this part of the old bridge, laying on the grass. The bridge was restored a couple of years ago, to the same look it used to have.

    (I will come back with the excact location, I dont have the Mostar map with me today.)

    Remnants of old bridge, Mostar
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    They all died in 1992

    by Rusket Written Apr 18, 2006

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    In the street where we stayed, in the croatian part of Mostar, there is a muslim graveyard. They all died in 1992, and not many of them were old. The youngest one I saw was five years old, many of them were in their twenties and thirties ...

    Graveyard from 1992
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  • Traces of war in Mostar

    by Tobias_Plieninger Written Nov 19, 2005

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    During the civil war Mostar was occupied.
    Many houses were disturbed and many peoples died.

    Mostar is still a ethnic mixed city.
    Nothing has changed except the country which it belongs to.

    The people live friendly together again.

    For most of them it is very strange how the hard war could take place in Mostar.

    Most of the houses and monuments are rebuilt now.

    But some remain as a monument to remember how bad war is.

    Mostar is a growing city.

    So take the chance to see this traces. In few years there will stand new houses on the places.

    You can find those houes if you go over the river from the railway station.
    The houses stand parallel to the river.

    Traces of war
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  • 10000 Liters water spread in one second

    by Tobias_Plieninger Updated Nov 19, 2005

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    20 km near Mostar there is one of the biggest Karst Sources in Europe.
    If you want to drink some clear water you should bring your bottles with.

    It is a very nice place.
    There are also some restaurants with view to the source.

    There are no frequent busses to Blagoj perhabs it's best to take a taxi.

    The source of Blagoj The source of Blagoj
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    Blagaj - beautiful historical site and coffee

    by Branimir Written Apr 9, 2005

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    Just some 10 km from Mostar to the south you have to see the source of the river Buna. Powerful stream of deeply green, cold and absolutely clean water (drinking it from the silver orientaly carved cup is an experience for itself!) is coming out of the cave at the bottom of monumental natural cliff. Extraordinary beautiful corner of natural beauty is enriched with history and spirituality: few centuries old Tekija - a monastery of Muslim spiritual Dervish order - is nested just beneath the cliff and above the river. There are no dervishes there any more, but you can feel the atmosphere of heavenly peace with the sound of the river in which they have been discussing the life, heaven, earth and universe during the past centuries. After touring the interior, you must sit outside and order coffee - made and served in traditional Bosnian (Turkish) way including special dishes (dzezva and fildjan) with complementary piece of rachatlokum (one of the sweetest things and finest sweets on Earth). And don't forget to enjoy it in Bosnian way: sloooooooowly. Take your time, sip by sip, listen to the river... Old water mill and some nice restaurants are just few steps away, serving delicious trout just taken frome the water. After that, you should follow the road alond the river and after some 8 km you will rich Buna, where the Buna river is embraced by Neretva. From Buna everybody will show you the way to another wonderful spot - the source of Bunuica, another short river streaming to Neretva.

    Tekija in Blagaj - monastery of dervishes
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    Nice nature, but OH SO HOT!

    by Emica Written Mar 19, 2005

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    If you have the possibility to go by car, then why not take a trip up on the mountains. The view from there, over Mostar, is absolutely great! If you are interested in the birdlife, you might see some interesting birds!

    However - Keep on the road, as there might be landmines!!
    And! If you are there in the summertime, bring water! My gosh it was hot up there..

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    Beware of speeding!

    by Hynesite Written Jan 19, 2005

    It seemed that there were a lot of cops on the road from Croatia to Mostar looking to catch speeding forigners(limit is at 60KMH !!) be quite careful as there is an on the spot fine

    By the way Mostar is quite beautiful ,even with the prints of war still marking the city and well worth a few days visit

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    ~RADIMLJA~

    by Biljana Written Oct 8, 2004

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    Monolithic stone grave monuments, called stecci (sing. stecak), are very impressive standing tombstones. Some of them are rather heavy. Bosnia and Herzegovina has some 66,000 stecaks. The most impresive collection is located in Radimlja, Herzegovina. Radimlja is approximately a half hour ride away from Mostar. It is located 2 km west of the city of Stolac. At Radimlja, you can see a stecak with the image of the man with his right hand raised and many other tombstones with intricate pictures and details. The stecaks at Radimlja date back to the 15th and 16th centuries.

    Necropolis at Radimlja

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    Trip to blagai

    by travelife Updated Jun 24, 2004

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    If you happen to stay overnight in Mostar... a very recommendable day trip would be to visit Blagai, home of a dervish shrine of a branch of Sufi Islam and also source of a spring with several restaurents by it. Good for fish dish. There are buses several times a day. Check the schedule beforehand.

    Blagai (web-pic)

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    Bruce Lee

    by Prasnjavi Updated Apr 1, 2004

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    In the Croatian edition of Playboy, number 72 from November 2003, I found interesting text. I'll try to translate the first part.

    The cult

    BRUCE LEE


    DRAGON OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA


    Monument of Little Dragon doesn't exit anywhere in the world. Injustice will be correct in Mostar. The biggest kung-fu star ever soon will occupy a pert of the square in the city which, even if it's tired of the collision of hard ideologies, didn't forget to smile yet.

    Text: Gordan Zecic
    Photos: Mio Vesovic

    Interesting, isn't it?

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    Vestiges of war

    by Prasnjavi Updated Apr 1, 2004

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    In Santiceva Ulica (Santic Street) you can still see trails of war. I didn't ask anyone about a mines there so I didn't coming close. Those bags with sand are still there. Maybe it is good to remind people how war was stupid.

    Bags with sand

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