EXPERIENCE THE MAGIC OF RIVER NERETVA IN MOSTAR, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
Without a doubt, the most iconic symbol of Mostar city for me is (drum roll) river Neretva. It is an amazing river to admire, observe and get inspired by. If you visit Mostar, hanging around and exploring Neretva river is a must. There are other rivers in Mostar city that are just as lovely, but none is as potent and breath-taking as the Neretva river itself. I often talk about this river. I can't tell you how many locals have told me that I have opened their eyes to the beauty of Neretva river (probably because I can't shut up about it!). Considering that I spend so much time handing around this river, it makes sense to talk about what I like to wear for exploring Neretva's riverside. Today I'm presenting you a simple outfit featuring a denim skirt and a striped tee. This combo is perfect for a summer walk and it is the kind of outfit I really enjoyed wearing. Moreover, I love this outfit because it's all about being sustainable. There is always more that we can do and not all of my purchases and outfit choices are 100 percent sustainable but I'm definitely putting in an effort. I'm on a shopping ban this summer but generally speaking I tend not to shop fast fashion that much anyway. Sustainability it is definitely something that I think of more and more. I do try to do fashion in a sustainable way, whether it is by shopping my closet, wearing vintage or taking good care of my clothes. More and more people are talking about being more sustainable and that's great!
THE STORY OF AN OUTFIT
Now, let's talk this casual summer styling. The t-shirt I'm wearing is vintage plus it has a DIY element ( I sewed the hearts myself from a material that is also vintage, ha ha- bonus points for me!). The denim skirt is an item I've got plenty of wears from (outfit proof here, here, here, here and here!) and it's from a Croatian brand I love (Amadeus) so I feel it's an ethical purchase. The scarf is the only item that could be labelled as fast fashion, I bought it earlier this spring for next to nothing. However, I wore it so many times I feel justified in my purchase. I wouldn't buy something just because it is trendy, I bought it because I really do get a lot of wear from my scarves. I own a lot of second hand and vintage scarves too. The bag was a birthday gift (years ago) and it has been my top summer bag for years (outfit proof here and here). As for the sandals, they're from an amazingly durable orthopedic art brand I had the best experience with so far. I bought them back in the spring and was waiting impatiently for the summer to start. I know that the summer has only started, but I've already worn them so much (outfit proof here and here) and I have a feeling they will be my top fashion shoe!
NOW LET'S GET BACK TO TALKING ABOUT NERETVA RIVER!
As the title of this post suggests, today I will talk about experiencing magic of river Neretva. Now, there are many ways you can experience the magic of this river, be it by rafting or sailing, swimming and diving (not all areas are perfectly safe for swimming, though), eating and dining (many restaurants specialize in classical dishes inspired by Neretva river such as the famous eel stew) or just hanging around the river itself. Grabbing a cup of coffee (or a cocktail) in a bar or cafe that offers a view of Neretva river is a good option too. I will link up to some of my older post to give you Neretva river exploration ideas and inspiration.
|A HIDDEN LAKE IN MOSTAR CITY (MADE BY NERETVA RIVER!)|
|NERETVA PANORAMA AS SEEN FROM THE CITY POOL!|
|HAVE A CUP OF COFFEE WITH THE VIEW OF NERETVA RIVER|
|THE HISTORICAL PART OF MOSTAR CITY AND THE FAMOUS OLD BRIDGE BUILD OVER NERETVA RIVER|
|NERETVA RIVER CERTAINLY HELPED MOSTAR BECOME ONE OF TOP EUROPEAN TOURIST DESTINATIONS|
7 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT RIVER NERETVA
1. Neretva river is often described as an emerald river. It does have an unique colouring. Its colour may change depending on the season, but it is always beautiful. The waters of Neretva river are quite clean and transparent.
2. Neretva river total length is 230 kilometres (143 miles).
3. It flows through territories of two countries, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia.
4. It is the largest karst river in Dinaric Alps in the Eastern part of the Adriatic.
5. Neretva river has a special place among the rivers of Dinaric Alps because of the richness of its ecological systems, its developed flora and fauna as well as because of its historical and cultural heritage.
6. This river has inspired countless songs, poems and stories. It remains a great inspiration to many artists, from photographers to painters, from poets to writers. It is a very photographic river as well.
7.The Neretva watershed is 11, 798 square kilometers. Trebišnjica river basic is included in Neretva's watershed because there is a physical link between the two.
|NERETVA RIVER FLOWING UNDER CUSTOM'S BRIDGE (CARINSKI MOST) IN MOSTAR|
|NERETVA RIVER IS SO BEAUTIFUL IT CAN MAKE YOU SMILE!|
|A THROWBACK TO WHEN I WAS EXPLORING NERETVA RIVER WITH ABBA (MY DOG THAT WAS TRAGICALLY POISONED)|
|NERETVA RIVER IN THE BACKGROUND|
That would be a wrap for today. Let me know how do you feel about this type of posts. You know I like playing the virtual tourist guide :). Seriously though, I do enjoy sharing the natural beauties of countries I had the opportunity to explore with you. As always, I'm thankful for your visits, comments and supper. Have a lovely day!