In so many ways, Bosnia turned out to be a pleasant surprise for me. I had no plans to visit Bosnia, but when I realized that a day trip was easily do-able from Croatia, I couldn’t not go.
Things I didn’t know before I visited
- Yugoslavia…I had no idea this was an ex-country until recently. It’s now broken into Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Serbia
- Bosnia & Herzegovina split from Yugoslavia until 1992
- Peace didn’t come until 1995 when the Bosnia War finally ended. In Mostar, you can still see many bullet holes in the building and the Old Bridge- Stari Most, was completely rebuilt.
- Due to the conquest of the Ottoman Empire, most Bosniaks are Islamic. The Old Bazar Kunjundziluk in Mostar sold lots of Arabic goods.
When you walk to the end of the town, you’ll arrive at Koskin-Mehmed Pasha’s Mosque. Be sure to go through the courtyard for the best view of the Stari Most!