Brad Mehder

Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina

By Brad | December 27, 2014 | 0 Comment

After my three month stint of becoming semi-Splitian, I have started traveling east. I took a bus to Mostar which is the biggest city in the Herzegovina part of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The people here are nicer than anywhere I’ve been. On the way here, the bus driver gave me an orange. When I arrived in Mostar, I asked an old man in a restaurant if he knew where the street I was staying was located. He just said, “Follow me” and walked me all the way to the front door of my hostel. I kept thinking along the way that he would ask me for money. But, that was just my American kicking back in.

The best part of the day was at 14.00 when someone started singing a muslim prayer over the sound system attached to the Mosque near the Neretva river. There was something really nice about the intervals of the notes. It was also a really nice soundtrack for my surroundings.

The worst part of the day is when I had to break down and put on my beanie for the first time since last winter. I have finally arrived in a place that is colder than Asheville. But, all things considered, not really that bad.

Here are some pictures and a short video of the city. Please enjoy, and leave some comments. Hvala!