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Mostar

When I was in Sarajevo, everyone was quite insistent that I had to go to Mostar. So, I went to Mostar. It is an interesting little town, most famous for the 16th century bridge that the Croats were thoughtful enough to destroy for no good reason during the insanity that gripped this area in the 90s. It is currently being rebuilt, a process you can watch on FIVE live webcams at www.starimost.telecoms.ba, if you ever find yourself to be terribly, terribly bored.

All in all, I had a lot of fun in Mostar, and recommend it highly if you're ever in the Balkans. But keep in mind that Hercegovina is a desert. I don't think it droped below 100 degrees the entire time I was there. They said it was as hot as its been in fifty years, and the river was kind of low, but it is a desert.

A good thought for the whole region
A good thought for the whole region
Looking out of the city into the parched hills
Looking out of the city into the parched hills
Out the window of my hotel
Out the window of my hotel
Night sky
Night sky
Nice colors
Nice colors
A few bullet holes
A few bullet holes
Roma were living here
Roma were living here
Looks like a minaret, actually a steeple
Looks like a minaret, actually a steeple
The Roma's goats
The Roma's goats
One day, the hill caught fire. It was pretty at night, but I didn't have my camera with me.
One day, the hill caught fire. It was pretty at night, but I didn't have my camera with me.
Artillery damange
Artillery damange
This is on the road the tourist maps call, for obvious reasons when you see it, the front line.
This is on the road the tourist maps call, for obvious reasons when you see it, "the front line."
Sitting in a cafe, eating squid, looking across the river
Sitting in a cafe, eating squid, looking across the river
The side of the river I was sitting on for the squid-eating photo
The side of the river I was sitting on for the squid-eating photo
Mosque
Mosque
How can you not snap this picture
How can you not snap this picture
It's a fucking desert -- in southeastern Europe?
It's a fucking desert -- in southeastern Europe?
My hometown
My hometown
Shell
Shell
Shell
Shell
Re-occupied war damage. Right on the river
Re-occupied war damage. Right on the river
The river, where the tourist stuff is all found
The river, where the tourist stuff is all found