November 27, 2011 § 4 Comments
Where is home? The place you were born? The place you are living right now? The place where your family and friends are?
I was born in Mostar. That will always be my home in a way no other place can be. Sometimes I wonder how different my life would be if we stayed there. I have to admit, I am very happy where I am now – in Germany. But, you know what’s funny? I am not really a German here, but I am “the German” in my home country – every year when I visit my family and my hometown in Hercegovina.
What is home to you?
This summer I introduced you to the sea side of Croatia. Here are some impressions of my hometown Mostar. Enjoy.
Mostar is named after the Old Bridge (Stari Most) over Neretva river, the city’s most important attraction. The bridge is used as a magnificent jumping platform at annual competitions. As a traditional tourist sight, boys & men jump off the bridge – but not until they collect enough money from the tourists 🙂
I love love love the refreshing colour of Neretva river.
Mhmmm. Ćevapčići with Ajvar & onions. Have you ever tried? You definitely should!
Unfortunately, the Yugoslavian civil war (1991-1995) is still present in Mostar. You can see a mixture of old and new.