Stari Most (English: Old Bridge) is the enduring image of Mostar in Bosnia Herzegovina. The 16th-century Ottoman bridge crossed the river Neretva and connected two parts of the city until it was destroyed in the war in November 1993. This is the reconstructed bridge opened in 2004.
The 2 hour train trip from Sarajevo to Mostar goes through rugged terrain, many tunnels, bridges and viaducts and some of the most beautiful scenery. The track was built during the Austro Hungarian Empire in the 1880s and I am sure it would be much too expensive for any government to build today.
The 3 carriage train left Sarajevo at 6.50 am. The carriages are old, they are not very clean so pictures are taken through dirty train windows. They were a gift from the Swedish Government but not sure how long ago. However it is still a fantastic trip.
There are many signs of the damage of the war in Mostar.
Mostar has a Turkish Bazaar area which is now a mecca for tourists as well as mosques and minarets.