Family Trip to Mostar in Bosnia-Herzegovnia

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We spent half-term in Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovnia with some friends who live out there.  We had a brilliant time travelling round in a little red combi, seeing the sights, eating some great food (Foulds family at their happiest)! and trying to take in and photograph the amazing culture and dynamic scenery.  Before we set off I asked Liz what sort of stuff I should pack (rubbish at packing) anyway good job I didn’t take much notice as she advised winter boots and jumpers and an hour after we landed we were swimming in the sea! We drove though Croatia, which was amazing and scary at the same time, sheer drops, cliffs and crazy drivers and arrived in Mostar a few hours and a few border crossings later.  We were welcomed with a huge platter of Ćevapi, yum yum, and a mug of Yorkshire tea, of course (we took over a suitcase of Yorkshire tea and Bisto for Liz & Alan)!  We spent 5 amazing days exploring and drinking coffee. I watched the news stories from Bosnia during the war along with everyone else.  The place names are all familiar but to go there and see the destruction still visible and raw 20 years on and to feel the tension of what is now a City of two halves due to ethnic segregation, one of the costs of peace in the City is something else.  Thats the sad side of things and then theres the flip side, strong, resilient people returning home, rebuilding and overcoming. We stayed on the west side, we’re talking tower blocks and shopping malls interspersed with derelict buildings and graffiti embellished ruins, I loved it, so creative and inspiring. 100’s of stories being told and an underlying theme of hope and determination, awesome! We visited the east side too which was beautiful with it’s cobbled streets and quaint little shops, its got a whole different feel.   Our home for the week was the Liska Guest House, Edo the owner fled to Sweden during the war.  When he came back 12 years later his house was a shell and he set about doing it up.  Now its great and felt home from home with all the Ikea fixtures and fittings!  We were looked after so well, Edo brought us tangerines and pomegranates he’d grown in the garden, they were amazing and best of all they had a cat called Garfield.  My kids loved him so much he was so cuddly and friendly unlike our two grumpy kitties at home.  They said he was the cat they’d always wanted!  The last two days of our break were spent in Dubrovnik.  We stayed in an apartment right in the centre of the old town, right next to the clock tower which chimed every hour all day and yes all night!  It was a really beautiful city, well worth a visit even in the rain!  Anyway, I thought we’d share a few of the images so hope you enjoy and a big thank you to our lovely friends Alan, Liz, Gabby and Ben for making it all possible and putting up with us and our camera xxx

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