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The Bridge

Mostar is a divided city. It’s divided by a river – the Neretva – but also by post-war nationalism. The West side of the river is the Croat side – which flies Croatian flags, sells only Croatian beer, and has … Continue reading

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Neretva Blues

My new favourite colour is the colour of the Neretva river. Capturing it with my camera is proving difficult.

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Back in Mostar

Remember how hard it was for me to leave the last time? Well, I’m back. I’m working(ish) at Majda and Bata’s hostel, greeting travellers and showing them around, drinking coffee and getting a sunburn. I’m here for a month. It’s … Continue reading

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From the Notebook, November 2

Arian’s tour, Sarajevo Arian’s house is 309 years old with an earthquake-resistant foundation that modern technology can’t recreate. Inside his parents now run a hostel, where just over a decade ago they endured living on the frontlines of the city’s three-year-long … Continue reading

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Balkan Stories

Serbia When Vesna was a freshman in university she joined the student movement that would eventually bring down Slobodan Milošević. We were sitting having coffee in the Sarajevo sunshine when she casually mentioned she’d been its PR person. It was … Continue reading

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Getting Out of Mostar

I tried to leave Mostar after one night. I really did. I’d spent one day wandering around the Old Town and seeing the New Old Bridge, and eating the best cevapi in town. I thought I should be moving on. Majda, … Continue reading

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