Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Heading for Mostar
We get into Bosnia and start climbing our way to Mostar, the sight of the famous Stari Most, a 16th century Ottoman bridge. ( Dad admits later that for the first time this trip he felt a little nervous driving into the mountains with such an unfriendly people in a 19 year old vehicle that has just been "fixed" by what the RAC describe as an incompetent garage.) Actually the bridge is a reproduction of the famous Stari Most, the original was totally destroyed in the 1992 war. The reproduction is probably more famous than the original would have been if it had survived. The road is slow and we get there in the dark.
It's a bit of a disappointment, Dad was expecting a bustling bridge with Muslins from one side trading happily with Christians on the other. It was empty.
All a bit too repro and clean and shiney and lit up like a Hollywood set.