Serbs, Croats and Moslems lived here together in peace, though in the main the East side of the river was Moslem and the West side Croat. The last war stirred up hatreds and the 15th century bridge that gave the town its name (Stari most = old bridge) was blown up in 1991 by Croat forces besieging the town. The bridge was finally restored last year, amidst much celebration, although there is still much to do, both to repair the town and to heal peopleâ€™s souls of hate.
There are many restaurants and cafes overlooking the river and I suggest we have a rest before going to look at the old town.
As Mostar is near the sea the seafood is always good. There is a special dish of eel stew cooked in the Dalmatian way, or you could have trout from the many local fish farms.
I suggest the fried cheese doughnuts for vegetarians, with a tomato salad. Excellent wine is grown in the hot Mediterranean climate of Herzegovina.