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Mostar's Old Bridge  

Mostar's Old Bridge

Spanning the gap between Muslims and Christians in Mostar

April 18th 2015
18 April 2015 Saturday. The clouds with light rain that moved into Dubrovnik the previous evening had settled over the city with a promise of heavier rain. Rather than giving me a chance to walk the wall, we decided just to head up the coast and then inland to Mostar before ending the day in Split. Driving up the coast from Dubrovnik the weather improved somewhat. We crossed the narrow bridge o ... read more
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Bosnian, Herzegovinian Flag Bosnia and Herzegovina's declaration of sovereignty in October 1991, was followed by a declaration of independence from the former Yugoslavia on 3 March 1992 after a referendum boycotted by ethnic Serbs. The Bosnian Serbs - supported by neighboring S... ... read more
24th April 2015

Wonderful new/old bridge
Great that you're seeing so many important sites on your tour! Indeed the young are more polarized than their parents. In the Bosnia Muslim cemeteries, one sees a sea of images of young men killed in the war. Their younger siblings remember this, and like tourists, can no longer walk in the mountains sown with mines, and it's also their buildings on the Muslim east side of Mostar that carry the burden of the bullet holes and destruction. Fortunately, the history of Split is longer and the recent war not so evident--enjoy!

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