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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
I am married to my loving husband for more than 38 years now. I am a mother to 3 beautiful children, until 11 years ago when I lost my youngest son. Since then my life is forever altered but yet unbroken....

My Travel Journal

"There isn't much I haven't shared with you along the road and through it all there'd always be tomorrow's episode" - Elton John

I started traveling around the world since early 80s when I had the opportunity to combine business trips with vacations. Then later when my rezeki is in abundance, there were numerous other trips along the way for vacations, most of the time with hubby and the kids when the timing is right. I have also started to compile the journal and photo-pages covering almost more than 25 years of world wide travel. Some destinations I visited just once, others many times. Many of those places are the obvious famous places people would like to visit but some, the casual traveler doesn't even think to try. I have placed links to my travel at the side bar of my personal page, My Life Reflections, and will be updating them from time to time.

My wish is to continue my travel and complete circumnavigate the globe, insyaAllah…

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Mostar 2012 - City of poetry...

"Do not let the shadows of your past darken the doorstep of your future..."

(An old painting of the famous bridge in Mostar...)

16/04/2012 (Monday)

After breakfast we checked-out and started our journey towards Mostar. It was raining all the way but it didn't prevent us from enjoying the beautiful coastal view between Dubrovnik and Neum.

When we reached Mostar we were greeted by Selmir, the local guide and were ushered straight to Hindin Han Restaurant for a sumptuous hot lunch.

(One cold, hungry tourist...)
(The stone walkway in the old city...)

Mostar is situated along Neretva River and is the biggest city in Hazergovina and second to Sarajevo. It is a city of contrast culture, color and cuisine. It was named after the name of the guard of the old bridge'Mostari'. Mostar is also known as city of poetry or sleepy city of stone.

(Neretva River dividing the old and new city...)
(The Bridge of Mostar...)
(View of Nevrata River from our hotel room)

After lunch we had a 2-hour walking tour in the old city. The narrow alleys are lined with souvenir shops and coffee shops. We visited the old mosque, the Hamam, the old Turkish House and the famous Mostar Bridge. The Old Bridge was totally destroyed during the war with Serbia and was reconstructed in 2004 and now become one of the important landmarks in Mostar.

(The entrance to the Mosque...)
(The bridge of Mostar at night...)

After the tour of the city, we checked in Bristol hotel located in the center of the city, right next to the Tito's bridge.

After a short rest, we had an early dinner in Veranda Restaurant, a short walking distance from the hotel.

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