Trebinje

July 4, 2013

We woke up early with the intention of continuing on to Mostar, but we wanted to enjoy the town and our wonderful apartment. Because we just took a day off in Kotor, the deal we made was that we would have to ride the entire 100km to Mostar the next day. I had no problem agreeing to that because half of the ride should be flat!

View from the balcony

View from the balcony

Trebinje turned out to be a really charming little place. We spent a few hours enjoying coffees near a square which was also hosting a farmer’s market. We were able to buy local veggies, cheese and wine at very reasonable prices. The woman who sold us the vegetables and fruit was incredibly generous and gave us large samples of a number of her products before we made any purchases. A good strategy on her part, because we ended up spending most of our money at her stand.

Veggie stand

Veggie stand

Homemade cheese

Homemade cheese

When the clouds came out and covered the sun, we walked around the town.  There were a number of beautiful churches open for viewing or praying. Chandler was especially excited about an old bridge. The Arslanagic bridge was originally built in the 16th century, but had to be moved due to a dam built in the 1960s. So, the bridge was taken apart and rebuilt in downtown Trebinje.

Famous Ottoman Arslanagic bridge

Famous Ottoman Arslanagic bridge

Colorful church

Colorful church

We spent a leisurely evening cooking, Skyping with family and watching episodes of Mythbusters on the big TV. It was a really relaxing day.

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2 comments on “Trebinje

  1. Sandy Bender says:

    Now..what country is this? I’d love it if you’d add that when you write what town you’re in, is that ok? It’s easy for us way back in the States to lose you! It looks like a really charming village. What an amazing trip!

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