Update: We just got back from Mostar in the country of Bosnia and Herzegovina. A fascinating place with Ottoman history (the majority of the population is Muslim) but also the biggest casualty in the 1992-1995 Bosnian War. No other place in the Balkans suffered as much damage as Mostar. Much
of the city still looks like a war zone 20 years later.
I'll have a couple of posts coming up this week on Mostar: one on the war and the lingering hatred among ethnic groups in this divided city, another on the tourist attractions. Both survive meters from each other. Its one of the most fascinating destinations we've been and a place we'd like to revisit.