HIKING IN SUMMER, MOSTAR CITY STYLE
We are back in Mostar city, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Bosnia and Herzegovina. I hope you don't mind me switching from one country to another. Regular readers of my blog know that I'm from Croatia but my husband is from Bosnia and Herzegovina. We sort of live in both countries. There's no telling where we might spend the next week. I'm all about local travel and exploring the area I live in, I just happen to live in two countries. Anyhow, I'm taking you to a secret lake that not many know of or visit! I didn't know about it until my husband showed it to me. Now, I love coming here.
WHAT TO WEAR FOR HIKING IN THE SUMMER? Here you can see me wearing a sensible hiking outfit suitable for summer weather. Once again, I shopped my closet. Last time I wore this white ruffled tunics was in this post when I layered it under the dress. This time I tucked it into a maxi gypsy skirt (last worn here in April). I finished the look with no name sneakers (worn here) and a mini black bag. I felt really comfortable in this outfit. Maxi skirts are a very practical item for summer. Moreover, it turned out to be quite photogenic, maybe because of the ruffles. The green shades on this maxi skirt match the green waters of the lake quite nicely and the city itself is white like my tunics. Oh, Mostar is such a stunning and photogenic city. I have to make sure my outfits are photogenic too. ;)
HIKING IS GOOD FOR THE SOUL
Hiking is always a good idea (read about the benefits of hiking here) but especially so in the warmer months. You should always pay attention to the sun in the summer, but in any season weather conditions are something to be taken into consideration. Still, it is easier to put on sunscreen and avoid the sun when it is at its strongest than to hike in the colder months or when it is rain. Not to say anything of how easy it is to take cute hiking photos in the summer. Yes, there are definitely benefits to hiking in the summer. It's practically summer already, so light clothing is a must. I love hiking because it is an easy and an affordable form of exercises that doesn't cost you anything but your time. Being in the nature is good for the soul. I mean urban hiking is alright too, but with the pandemic and everything, it makes sense to avoid the crowds. Plus, it is so nice to get away from the city sometimes. Hiking at the edges of the city can be so relaxing. It is the perfect way to escape the city without actually escaping it. Hiking is usually a reward in itself, but if you want to be rewarded for your hiking- the hiking uphill in search of a beautiful view is the way to go. I always greatly enjoy the bird panorama of Mostar city. I admit that I don't always accomplish this bird perspective view by hiking, we sometimes visit the hills surrounding Mostar the easier way- by car, but there is definitely something extra special about hiking your way and being rewarded with a magnificent view. That's how I feel about it anyway. Today I'll share with you photographs from one such uphill hike. This time I was rewarded with a stunning view of the lake. Look at that colour! Regular readers of my blog already know : 'There is a hidden lake in Mostar city!'
|HIKING OPTIONS IN MOSTAR CITY|
|HIDDEN LAKE IN MOSTAR CITY|
That would be all for today. A few more photographs from the hike and that would be it.
As always, thank you for reading and visiting. Take care!