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TRYING OUT NEW HIKING TRACK (MOUNTAIN OASIS RUJIŠTE, HERZEGOVINA)

Today I'm taking you to Rujište, a mountain oasis located only a short drive away from Mostar city. This beautiful area is located on mountain Prenj. Nicknamed the Herzegovina Himalayas, mountain Prenj boosts of peaks over two thousand meters high. We didn't go all the way to the top this time, though. Instead, we payed another visit to Snow House (Snježna kuća) hotel. This time I shared my lunch with the hotel's cat, not the dog (for the yellow dog I made friends with last time was nowhere to be seen). In addition, we tried the new recreational hiking track. I'm happy to report that my review of this track will be a positive one. The length of the track is around one kilometer, the climb is approximately seventy meters so it is perfect for recreational hikers.  Moreover, there are workout tables and instructions throughout the track (for those who really want to get serious about their fitness). Weekends are a great time to get back to shape (or at least try to). Spending time outdoors can boosts our immune system and be beneficial for our health (both mental and physical). So, get out of your couch and get moving!

THE STORY OF AN OUTFIT 
I wore this outfit with heels in the morning (while I was still in Mostar city), but I changed to flats once we got to the mountain. I'm becoming more reasonable with my shoe choices. This outfit is all about layering. I have worn this floral dress many times on this blog of mine (for example here) but I don't think I paired it with this green vest before. I finished this outfit with a tartan blazer (or a light coat, whatever definition you prefer). All in all, it was a very comfortable and cozy styling. Perfect for an autumn hike. 
READ ABOUT MY FIRST VISIT TO MOUNTAIN RUJIŠTE HERE 




 I know that I have said this before but isn't it amazing how all this natural beauty is located only 25 km from Mostar city? That's one thing that fascinates me about Herzegovina, it's so diverse. You can visit so many different areas just in immediate vicinity of Mostar and even more if we're talking about the region as such. Anyhow, if you are visiting Mostar, you definitely should drive here and enjoy the mountain air. I often state that Bosnia and Herzegovina is one of those underrated destinations. Herzegovina in particular offers all the benefits of Mediterranean climate, but at the same time you can enjoy the mountains that are only a short drive or a climb away.  My list of mountain attractions and oasis wouldn't be complete without Rujište. It is easy to get there by car and the high altitude ensures all the famous benefits of mountain air. I do enjoy enjoy these kind of improvised trips. They are easy to organize, don't take a lot of time and they still allow you to indulge your wanderlust. Do you love weekend getaways? Do you indulge in such trips and excursions? Do you like mountains?
CHECK OUT MY OTHER VISITS TO MOUNTAIN OASIS RUJIŠTE


SUMMER VISIT TO MOUNTAIN OASIS RUJIŠTE 


VISITING MOUNTAIN OASIS RUJIŠTE IN WINTER
 As always, thank you for visiting and commenting. Do let me know what are your plans for the weekend!

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  1. really nice :)

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  2. You're always so fashionable Ivana! Love the outfits! It looks like the mountains is one your favorite places to visit! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  3. I'm pleased you change into flats - for a moment I thought you were wearing heels on your hike, haha! I was in awe. I used to work with a lady who liked to hike on the weekends - in her heels. I don't know how she did it but she had some very stylish hiking outfits haha!

    Hope that you have a great weekend ahead of you :) I've got a scarf giveaway on my blog right now!

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    1. I went hiking in heels a few times but it is definitely not a good idea.

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  4. I hope you has a great time dear!
    Have a lovely weekend! xx

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  5. What a beautiful place. Fall is coming and it is a great time to enjoy the outdoors and go hiking.
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  6. Kako divno mesto, a dopada mi se i haljina koju si nosila na nekim slikama. :D


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  7. It's beautiful there, dearest Ivana - you are actually living in a wonderful area!
    And you look beautiful there in your natural-colour-outfits!
    Hugs and happy weekend,
    Traude
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  8. What a stunning area, it looks just as gorgeous each time you visited at different times of the year.
    I'm glad you're becoming more reasonable with your footwear choices. My Mum used to hike in high heels when we went on walking holidays in the English Lake District back when I was a teenager, she was a nightmare! x

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  9. E' bello che abbiate attorno tanti posti da visitare e mi piace moltissimo il look che hai scelto! Trovo che sia chic e comodo allo stesso tempo!
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  10. This looks like a great trail to walk through and enjoy, outdoors in nature! Some of the views look lovely and I can only how tranquil it must be to live in one of those remote houses there!! Have a lovely weekend Ivana :)

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    1. I think they are weekend/vacation houses, I'm not sure does anyone lives there permanently but yes it must be very serene to stay in one of them.

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  11. How absolutely thrilling to be surrounded by such a choice of beautiful natural scenery. It's a totally different story where I live, and we have to drive quite a bit to find interesting places of natural beauty, and even then they do not compare to yours at all. I'm impressed with the height of mountain Prenj, two thousand metres is quite a lot. No wonder it is being compared to the Himalayas. Your newly discovered hiking track sounds like my cup of tea. I would love to get out of my couch, but the weather has been truly atrocious here ... xxx

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    1. Yes, it is very high. This hiking track is great, I can't wait to try it again. Thank you.

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  12. You are an adventurous woman Ivana. Mostar is so well located you show us so great places... and looks... that look have a vintage vibe, I think it s the prints you paired.
    Xoxo

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  13. All of your outfits are so amazing, Ivana.
    The photos are so stunning and the track is challenging :)

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  14. Nature in Hercegovina is gorgeous. I love mountain and spent time in nature and I would like to visit and walk on that hiking track. Also your outfits are so beautiful. You always look so amazing.

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  15. У тебя всегда получаются такие красивые фотографии! Супер!

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  16. Beautiful views! and the photos are great.

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  17. I love how you dressed up more than just jeans and a tee shirt for you trek!! The view is so stunning Ivana.
    XOXO
    Jodie

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  18. What a beautiful place! Thanks for the inmormation! xx

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  19. Just a lovely place - we have this kind of diversity in my geographic region too. There are mountains with snow only 2 hours away, and I can walk to the ocean in less than 20 minutes.

    I love your pattern-mixing in your outfit - nice to see a dressier outfit for hiking. That's how I would dress too! Hope you are having a lovely weekend!

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    1. Thank you Sheila. That's wonderful. 20 minutes to ocean sounds dreamy!!!!

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  20. It's beautiful there. Looks like you had a great time.
    xx- Nina
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  21. Its so beautiful over there

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  22. Really fantastic place! I like the fall outfit on you.
    Kisses

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  23. Questo è il periodo migliore per fare trekking in montagna: il sole è ancora caldo anche se le temeperature sono più fresche e il tempo è ancora bello!
    Poi se c'è il percorso di fitness è ancora più divertente! Io, se capita, lo faccio sempre! ^^
    Carinissimo anche il tuo look, mipiace molto l'abbinamento dei quadretti e del fiorato sulla stessa base di colore, stanno davvero bene insieme! Sei molto molto carina!
    E che brava che sei a riuscire a fare trekking anche con la gonna e le calze, io le avrei distrutte in 5 minuti!
    Baci!
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  24. What a lovely post. I love hiking so much! :)

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  25. Your different outfits are so lovely in the beautiful places!!
    Changing flat shoes for mountain is great!

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  26. Growing up I loved going to the mountains... I actually lived close to them and did so many fun activities there.
    Beautiful outfit my friend! :)

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  27. mi piace moltissimo l'abito turchese e quello con stampa floreale! super carini!

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  28. wow such a nice place and area in general meaning- I like so much this all views . I am fan of mountains- they are showing us how small we are and how careful we should be climbing on them.
    I like so much your jacket - you look so stylish

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    1. Thank you Carolyna. That's a nice way to put it- the mountains remind us how small we are.

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  29. I love tracks like this, it's always so fun when they put some extra stations on the side! And I totally love your dress, wish I could look this stylish when I'm doing something ''sporty'' :D

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  30. Tracking is always exciting. I am totally loving your outfit choices they are amazing

    Have a nice day
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  31. Dear Ivana, you are so right: weekends are perfect for getting (back) in shape - but you are in shape in general :) I see this is really a wonderful spot and I understand how happy you are that this spot is only 25 km far away from Mostar. And I agree your outfit is perfect for a hike in fall and corresponding the shoe change I can confirm you are very conscious with your shoe choice now. Thanks a lot for all the wonderful pictures!
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    1. Thank you dear Rena. I'm glad you enjoyed the photos.

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    2. Yes, I did! Have a nice week, dear Ivana! xx Rena

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  32. Hi gorgeous! You're slaying that autumn hike outfit!I just love how elegant you looked even for a mountain hike! I'd just be looking like a boy, hehe. Agree about the immune-boosting benefit of being outside especially in the lush green, you are so lucky to be living in a diverse city with lots of green spaces to explore and appreciate. As always, thank you for sharing the beauty of nature in your city. :) xoxo

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    1. Thank you! It is great being this close to nature.

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  33. Beautiful place.
    The photos are so stunning.
    Kisses!

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  34. Absolutely amazing place worth to visit!
    We have been recently in Bosnia and Herzegovina for three days, We visited Mostar, Sarajevo, Stolac and spend one night on a mountain road in 20 kilometers from the town of Stolac (because of a breakdown in the car). We met so many wonderful and helpful people in Bosnia and saw so many beautiful views that this country made an amazing impression on me.

    Love your outfits Ivana, you are so chic and stylish even in mountains and it's really great for me!

    Have a wonderful day!

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you have enjoyed Bosnia and Herzegovina. I wish you had let me know you were coming, we could have met.

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    2. Yes, it is a pity that I did't think about it, it would be wonderful to meet you, but we planned our trip in a hurry and this is the reason.
      Next time when we will visit Bosnia and Herzegovina I will let you know.
      Have a wonderful week dear!:)

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    3. great! Have a great week too!

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  35. Great landscapes. You had perfect sunny weather. I love your retro mix: paid jacket and flower dress. Greatings!

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  36. A mountain oasis like Rujište looks like the perfect spot for a weekend retreat. You are really fortunate to live in such a diverse region where you can access so many different areas and get back in touch with nature.

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  37. Oh very nice place darling~ I love it all the photos and the last outfit
    xx

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  38. Hi Ivana!
    Enjoy your week end :)

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  39. Post je odličan, kao i autfit. Ovo mjesto mi djeluje prelijepo i tačno je da su destinacije na Balkanu potcijenjene, a predivne.💖

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  40. Adorei sua postagem de hoje, sempre estou aqui acompanhando seu blog. Tenho aprendido muitas coisas legais aqui e te agradeço por compartilhar...

    Beijos😘.

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  41. It is very fun but please be careful my friend almost fell from the mountain walk tour.
    great experience.
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  42. What a beautiful aerea for hiking! And I love your Outfit! Your dress is so cute and shows off your amazing legs. I think it's great that you wear a dress to go hiking. You can see again that it's just a question of the right shoes :-))
    I love the blue dress too! You look geourgeous!
    xxxxx Nadine

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    1. Thank you Nadine. It's a lovely area to go hiking.

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  43. Sei sempre così glam Ivana e poi sei molto fortunata: ci sono dei posti fantastici da visitare nelle tue vicinanze!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  44. What a beautiful place for a hike!

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  45. I love hiking. Your outfit is so comfy and chic

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  46. Este vestido te queda genial! Se te ve estupenda! Feliz día! ♡♡♡

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  47. es un entorno precioso, lo habrás pasado muy bien por allí

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  48. Hello,

    So amazing !

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  49. Wow these are beautiful pictures, it seems like such a gorgeous place.

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