I visited Mostar during a trip to the former Yugoslavia in October 2007.

What a wonderful place, which has bounced back from a troubled past to become a thriving compact city once more.

This is typified by its famous bridge over the River Neretva, which was completely destroyed in the ’90s conflict but has been built back up block by block to its former glory using much of the stone from the original structure that had been built by the Ottomans in the 16th century.

This short video shows a member of Mostar’s diving club plunging 24 metres into the water.

You will be able to read about my travels in Bosnia and twenty-five other countries in the region in my forthcoming book ‘On The Beaten Track – Travels in Eastern Europe’.




  1. This bridge is sooo beautiful!! I hope to visit this city one day!

    Thank you for linking up once again to #MondayEscapes 😀

  2. Beautiful pictures! I’m hoping to get there in June when I visit Dubrovnik. Doubt I’ll be jumping off the bridge though…

    1. You will love it. If going to Dubrovnik make sure you visit Kotor in Montenegro too – seem to remember its about an hour by bus. Think I have a photo or two on my blog, but lovely walled town on a picturesque fjord.

      1. Great, thanks for the tip – am keen to see as much as I can around the area 🙂

  3. I never made it to Mostar but spent a wonderful week in Dubrovnik 25+ years ago. I’d love to see more of Croatia. 🙂

    1. I managed Split which was great, but my fave is Kotor in Montenegro just along the coast from Dubrovnik

  4. Stunning views!

  5. I was there in 2008 – wonderful place!

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