Racked by a sectarian civil war in the late 1990s, Bosnia and Herzegovina is one of the new states that emerged out of the break-up of Yugoslavia in 1991.
Still showing some scars from its turbulent past, Mostar is a cultural crossroads and compact Ottoman frontier town. In the Old town, a tangle of cobbled streets lead to historic buildings, as well as the Old Bazaar, where you can shop for local arts/crafts and sip Turkish coffee. Bosnians love to drink coffee - they can sit up to a few hours and 'mahalati', which is their way of socializing.
Bus from Mostar to Sarajevo
The bus journey from Mostar to Sarajevo goes through lush valleys and very picturesque villages.
The capital city is often called the European Jerusalem due to its multi-faith mix. The Old Town (Stari Grad) is endearing and still has very visible Islamic and Ottoman influences. Even though Bosnia is one country, it's actually divided into two entities: Republika Srpska and the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Sarajevo is split between the two entities, with the much less visited Srpska side will feel like a trip back into time.