Bosnia and Herzegovina has got to be one of the most underrated countries in the Balkans. It may not have much of a coastline (Yes, it has a tiny part of the Adriatic Coast), but the vibrant green mountainous landscape and brilliant blue rivers will take your mind off of the ocean for a bit. We didn't get to spend much time here, however, our road trip to Mostar gave us a little taste of what the country has to offer.
First, Bosnian food is delicious. Try the stuffed onions: great for the taste buds, horrible for the breath. Second, walk everywhere! The town itself is unlike anything I've experienced, where a river physically separates the Christian quarter from the Muslim quarter. The biggest draw for most is probably the iconic Mostar Bridge, and while it definitely steals the show, there's still a lot more to see! From stunning bush walks to cool street art and markets, it's clear to see why Mostar is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. I'd recommend staying the night so you could properly see the town when it's not being overrun by tour groups in the afternoon. Grab a seat under the bridge, enjoy a coffee or a hookah and savor the moment! This will also give you a great spot to observe the bridge divers!
For more on Mostar and additional reasons to visit Bosnia, check out the Bosnian Aussie Blog. She's the reason Mostar was put on my radar in the first place!