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Mostar: A City Divided

The Old Bridge in Mostar | SuitcaseandHeels.com

It wasn’t the gorgeous, reconstructed bridge that first caught my attention as my bus rolled into Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was the battle scarred buildings that looked like the fighting had only ended yesterday instead of nearly 20 years ago. Although Stari Most has been put back together like Humpty Dumpty never could and spans the Neretva again, the city itself is still divided.

Photo of the Week: Stairs in Ston

This staircase in Ston, Croatia caught my eye as I was walking by. What do you figure the filled in part is for? My guess is so that motorbikes could navigate the stairs. It’s too narrow for carts or the like. Any better guesses out there?

My New Favourite Travel Gear

Before every big trip I think “I must have everything I need. I don’t need to buy anything.” and yet every time, I buy stuff. Usually it’s clothes. Sometimes it’s gear. Often it turns out that I didn’t really need the things I bought. This time though I actually made my travel ife easier with these new purchases. If you’re doing some traveling soon and haven’t yet refined your gear list down to the essential must-haves, let me show you what worked for me.

Cold Drinks with the Most Beautiful View

Buza I

Want to experience the best hidden-in-plain-view hidden gem in Dubrovnik? You’ll need to play hide and seek with a couple of holes in the city walls. The search will be worth it though when you’re perched on the cliffs, sipping your cold beer watching ships sail by as the sun sets on the Adriatic Sea. Just watch your step.

Buza I - one of Dubrovnik's cliff bars

Photo of the Week: Buža I

Perched on the rocks, clinging to the southern ramparts of Dubrovnik’s city walls, Buža I is a not-so-hidden, yet hard to find gem. If you can find the entrance th...

Themed room at the Chezlee Palace Hotel in Seoul

The Place to Not Be Seen: Korean Love Motels

Love motels often get a bad rap but don't dismiss them just because they can be rented by the hour. If you find the right one, for less than a tourist hotel you'll get a ...

Listowel Arms Hotel

Listowel Arms Hotel – Listowel, Ireland

It was only by chance that I stayed at the Listowel Arms Hotel at all. The fog in Dingle had canceled my plans to drive around the peninsula so my dad and I decided to ...

Hostel Dorm by Mark Hill Photography

When You’re on a Budget and a Dorm Won’t Do

Traveling on a budget means different things to different people. For some, it’s traveling as cheaply as possible. For others, it means having a fixed limit in mind and...

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