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Mostar - Travnik

Trip Details

Road Trip 2009 II
Date: Tue, 11/08/2009
Distance: 174 km
Motorcyclists: Giorgos Z, Sakis, Vangelis
Copilots: Lena
Photographers: Giorgos Z, Vangelis
Authors: Sakis
Translators: Sakis
Map: Trip map

Sightseeing map

Afterwards the morning awakening and the rich breakfast, it followed a fast walk, up to the bridge, so that we have an opinion with the light of the day, and we prepared ourselves for departure. The sky had begun to become threatening and thus we left hastily for Travnik. Certain kilometers outside from Mostar it begins a very beautiful way, in step with the river Neretva. The landscape flooded from intense green that was precipitated up to the river and accompanied us for a lot of kilometers. Despite the rainy weather we enjoyed the way where per intervals the river became previously loose and calm as a lake and previously narrow and impetuous as a torrent.

Travnik is a town built in a small plateau enclave in small and bigger elevations. The pictures really enchanting with the nature floods each corner. Forestal extents constituted from very tall conifers that was interrupted harmoniously by pieces of low vegetation and pasture lands. The city is lived by Muslim, something that is obvious so much from the architecture of buildings as long as also from the abundance of sacred precincts that exists scattered in all its extent. Another characteristic of the region is the intense presence of running water. In each corner of the city exists a stream, previously calm and small volume, and previously big and impetuous.

A very graphic part is Plava Voda or Blue Waters, where beside from an impetuous stream and under of beautiful willows you can enjoy a dinner in a graphic environment. It deserves you walk in the city and you discover particular corners that exist, as well as the intense presence of many small cemeteries between the houses and the shops, something that reminds in the visitor the war that has expired leaving however its marks in the region but also in the people. For the stay does not exist abundance of lodgings, however sure it will be found a cheap room in order to cover the basic needs of a visitor.

At the morning we visited the fortress that exists on a hill in the middle of the city. It is a stone-built Ottoman fortress that is not something particular from an architectural view, the locality however offers also panoramic view of the around region therefore deserves visiting.