Quick detour to Mostar, Bosnia

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Mostar was the most heavily bombed of any Bosnian city during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Although it is a mere 140km from Dubrovnik, it can take up to 4 hours by bus one way due to traffic and often lengthy delays at the border. Nevertheless, it was really worth it, and I enjoyed the visit a lot. Believe it or not, it was actually a nice break from the beautiful coastline of Croatia! Maybe coz I’m just not a water person. While I can imagine a visit to Mostar was probably rather depressing just a few years ago, the city has a rather uplifting feel about it. Mostarians are rebuilding and working hard to make their city tourist-friendly. I like how it still has its rough-around-the-edges charm.