Visiting Mostar – I’m Ella

Being my mother has taken its toll on my running a blog. However I promise to any extent further you may count on extra posts through the month. I’ve been so busy and fairly truthfully exhausted by motherhood, however equally excited. Being a mother is such an unpredictable occasion. When you’ve got all the time been a planner or an individual of prediction, having a child will certainly loosen you up and shake up your world. Simply as you assume, there’s a routine, the infant adjustments or does one thing new. That mentioned it sort of apparent that I didn’t have numerous time to dedicate to writing my weblog, one thing I’m actually unhappy about and can change in future. Since I’ve been out of the sport for the previous few months, I used to be not invited to go to many locations. To be sincere, I wouldn’t have the ability to anyway. Nonetheless, a particular invitation did come this time, and it was one I used to be actually excited to RSVP to.

As chances are you’ll know, my beginning nation is Croatia, and plenty of of its treasures. However our neighbours have great nature and surroundings as effectively. I’ve been following a few Canadian bloggers, who principally do nature and outside travelling content material, and I used to be so amazed at a few of their images that they took in Bosnia and Hercegovina. I had no concept that such a beautiful nature is actually on my doorstep.

Many cities and villages in Bosnia and Hercegovina are wonderful and charming, however one stands out, out of all of them.


Mostar is located on the Neretva River and is the fifth-largest metropolis within the nation. Mostar was named after the bridge keepers (mostari) who within the medieval instances guarded the Stari Most (Previous Bridge) over the Neretva. The Previous Bridge, constructed by the Ottomans within the 16th century, is one in every of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s most recognizable landmarks and is taken into account probably the most exemplary items of Islamic structure within the Balkans. All of us heard tales of warfare and horrible matters that occurred there up to now, however none of us may actually visualise this wonderful metropolis.

Thus I used to be so excited to lastly go and see it with my very own eyes.

To be sincere, once you first come into the town you have got a tough time imagining that an outdated city like that is positioned someplace in it. You go from a extra fashionable structure into the cobbled streets that lead you to this charming outdated city. Whereas Mostar is larger than simply this half, the outdated city is 100% the spirit of the town. Many eating places are positioned across the river Neretva, the place we loved the views of the bridge whereas sipping on a refreshing Mostarsko Pivo (beer).

However what’s a Beer with out Cevapcici?

The primary matter you’ll study once you come to any metropolis in Bosnia or Hercegovina is Cevapcici.  Absolutely after that, you’ll study a few ”tantrums” however all of us do this don’t we?

We’ve located ourselves in a small restaurant subsequent to the river and we ordered a portion of Cevapcici. How may we even come right here with out ordering some? I did count on them to be cheaper, however eating places with the view of the bridge do have some spicy costs. Don’t fear, it’s nothing too extravagant. The climate was not on our aspect at the moment, so we hid indoors, the place we collected a few cat cuddles.

Could be attention-grabbing for a few of you. I undoubtedly received some Istanbul Vibes within the outdated city. Many decorations and souvenirs, in addition to streets and little cafes, are related trying to those I had an opportunity to see in Istanbul. Even their love for the stray cats is warming the hearts of the vacationers. Whereas we sat and spoke about life, many little kittens and larger cats, approached us within the restaurant. It’s completely regular for them to hunt shelter in heat locations. One of the best half is, individuals, don’t thoughts, however welcome them. After all, in the event you don’t just like the cats, they may fortunately transfer them for you. For me, this is essential. I all the time mentioned that individuals who don’t like animals, don’t like individuals eaither. And nobody likes a hater.

Stari most or the outdated bridge is absolutely the epicentre of Mostar. If you stroll the roads that result in it, you virtually really feel as in case you have travelled again by time. It’s so wonderful to have the ability to witness them this present day.

The view from the bridge is wonderful in all instructions, and crossing it’s an expertise all for its personal.

If you’re bringing any type of excessive heel to Mostar, you’ll most likely remorse it. There is no such thing as a means you may stroll the outdated city in something however a comfortable sneaker. I might even keep away from flip-flops or unfastened sandals. The cobbled roads are means too slippery for anybody to concur them with any sort of shoe aside from the great outdated sneaker.

If you’re into bringing one thing genuine dwelling, the outdated city has every part you want to convey a chunk of this spirit again dwelling.

After we took the tour of the outdated city within the 2 days we stayed right here, the climate as I discussed earlier than has moved us indoors, into our lodge the place we spent a great period of time enjoyable and having fun with.

The lodge the place we stayed is named Mepas lodge and really it’s on the 2 prime flooring of a procuring centre. It’s a full procuring lure, in order you may think about, we now have left some cash and purchased ourselves a couple of fine details.

Our room was actually spacious and had wonderful views over the town that we received to take pleasure in each dawn and sundown. I really had two nights of full sleep after many nights, so I’ve to say the beds in these lodges are completely wonderful. Enjoyable reality is, you can nonetheless smoke all over the place in Mostar. However in the event you assume the rooms odor of cigarettes, they don’t. After I walked in there was not even an inkling of odour.

We additionally took the time to loosen up and calm down, by visiting their spa and dipping our toes into the heated pool.


We additionally had some cucumber enjoyable within the bed room, whereas we waited for the storm to settle. Additionally, meet Karmen, she is the mastereye behind all of my images. If it weren’t for this loopy stylish, my images would suck.

I additionally joined a blogger workshop within the shopping center, the place I received to fulfill a few of my native followers. It was such a pleasant expertise to fulfill all of those individuals. I all the time really feel a bit awkward when individuals collect round to take images. I can’t consider persons are really fascinated by me, it’s so humbling and wonderful.

So if you wish to see one thing totally different, and you might be uncertain of the place to go. I might undoubtedly recommend you go and go to Mostar and soak up all the heat of their individuals and the ambiance. And don’t even for a second assume, that that is the place it finishes as a result of in my second put up I’m taking you to some wonderful nature simply minutes away from Mostar. So hold your eyes on my weblog.

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