The beautiful city of Mostar is located in southern Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is known for the iconic Stari Most (Old Bridge) which is a reconstructed medieval arched bridge. If you venture beyond the cobbled lanes of the restored Ottoman quarter there are still-apparent scars of the 1990s conflict. 

*FACT*  This is not the original Stari Most, the previous one stood for 427 years until it was destroyed on 9 November 1993 by Croat military forces during the Croat-Bosniak War. Once the war ended a project was set in motion to reconstruct it, the new Stari Most opened on 23 July 2004. 


Dylan's one dream this short trip in Mostar was to be able to jump from the Stari Most as he had heard it was possible for non locals and he had watched a video of Hamish and Andy doing it - Hamish and Andy Bridge Jump.

I was terrified of his crazy thought of jumping from this as it is very dangerous and only locals who are trained do it. Dylan did his research and apparently you have to pay 25 Euro to one of the local divers to teach you how to properly dive off this bridge. So instead we watched one of the locals jump. 


Our lovely Airbnb hosts took us on a day trip to three beautiful historic places around Mostar. Blagaj village was our first stop and this beautiful village hugs the surreally blue-green Buna River as it flows out of a cliff cave past the historic Tekija (Sufi-dervish spiritual house). There are now several restaurants and an Ottoman-era homestead. The Bagaj is even more exquisite in person. 


Počitelj Old Town was stop number two, we didn't spend too long in this lovely little village. The walled town of Pocitelj is a representation of the oriental-Mediterranean period. 


Our third and last stop on the trip was the Kravice Waterfalls, unofficially known as the mini Niagara Falls. If you go to Kravice Waterfalls we definitely recommend going for a swim. A lot of people visit these Waterfalls and they jump in and out of the water, climb on the rocks under the waterfalls and sunbake in the beautiful weather. Surprisingly the water was very cold but it was refreshing as it was quite warm in the sun. Apparently during summer the falls aren't at full capacity but spring is the best time to go and see them. 

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