Mostar • Bosnia and Herzegovina

It’s been all quiet on the blog front these last few weeks. We’ve been busy. Busy celebrating THE event of the year: my little sister’s wedding. But more on that in the upcoming weeks. Back to our Croatia/Bosnia holiday recap.

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Occasionally you find a city that exceeds all expectations. That was Mostar for us. We decided to detour out to Mostar on our way from Split to Dubrovnik, and I’m so glad we did.  Mostar is a charming little town, and while it could be easily tackled in a day, I would recommend a day and a night to really get a true feel for the town. You can do as we did and catch a bus from Split or Dubrovnik out to Mostar. Or, if you only have one day to spare (and want a quick check-off on the countries visited list) you can catch one of the day tours offered out of Dubrovnik. Bosnia is definitely worth a visit if you are able to fit it in. We know we’ll be back again for sure.

Our evenings were spent exploring Mostar: we caught a collection of animated shorts, we ate döner kebaps and cevapcici, smoked some hookah, and drank some Bosnian craft beer. We strolled through the streets of Old Town eating gelato and perusing the market stall offerings. We took it real easy.

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TRAVEL: Croatia & Bosnia and Herzegovina

It was a hectic couple of weeks leading up to our summer holiday.  Saying it was a hard-earned vacation would be a bit of an understatement, but 9 whole days of fun, sun, and relaxation in Croatia with some of our most loved San Diego friends was the light at the end of the tunnel pulling us through.  And alas, we survived and were rewarded beyond belief.  I knew Croatia was going to be gorgeous, but I didn’t realize that I would issue an unending stream of “oohs” and “aahs” at every turn.  Those 9 days went by way too fast (as they always do), and before we were ready we found ourselves hugging our friends goodbye, soliciting promises of another trip sometime in the near future.

We were welcomed home with overcast skies and the drizzles (I would have expected nothing less from our dear Brussels).  And you know what?  After two plus weeks away, it was good to be home.

Official recaps to follow, but in the meantime a glimpse of what’s to come:

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
Split, Croatia
Split, Croatia
Hvar, Croatia
Hvar, Croatia
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Dubrovnik, Croatia