The historic city of Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina is so beautiful that it doesn’t look real. Check out seven of the best pictures I took when I was there and you’ll see what I mean.
1. This shot of the Neretva River
See that bridge? That’s Stari Most, or “Old Bridge.” It was built in the 15th century under the Ottoman Empire and destroyed in the Bosnian Wars in the early 1990s, but rebuilt in 2004. I couldn’t believe the color of the water in the river.
2. This picture of Stari Most that literally looks like a painting
Fun fact, when I was there, there was a guy (not pictured) sitting on top of the bridge in tiny swimsuit bottoms and holding a sign that said he would jump for €30. I didn’t stick around long enough to see if anyone took him up on that.
3. This gorgeous view I casually saw while walking from my hostel to the supermarket to pick up dinner
The color of the water gets me every time. I’ll shut up about it, but LOOK at that.
4. This idyllic babbling brook
Talk about dinner with a view.
5. Kravice Waterfalls
This was easily one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been. And I’ve been around.
Although not located in Mostar, these waterfalls are in Studenci, which is roughly a 50 minute drive from Mostar.
Our hostel offered a day-long tour all around Mostar and surrounding areas that cost €30 and took you to a bunch of different places, including the waterfalls. Like always, I am on a super budget, as were the two other people I was traveling with. Instead of doing the tour, we rented a car from Enterprise for the day for a grand total of €16 (without insurance). We met two girls in our hostel room who also wanted to see the waterfalls, so we split the price five ways and spent a few hours swimming and exploring the caves. If you do this, just make sure the person driving has driven an automatic before and is also used to driving on the right side of the road so you don’t spend the journey with one eye open while gripping the bar above the window. Speaking from experience.
The waterfalls cost 4 km, or roughly €2, to enter. They’re open between 7 in the morning and 10 at night. If you only have a day or two in Mostar like I did, definitely check them out.
6. Just in case you weren’t convinced, this other picture of Kravice Waterfalls
There were even dragonflies flitting around while I took this. Seriously magical.
7. This dreamlike view
Even the view out of the bus window on the way out was beautiful. Check out those clouds. 💫