After one extremely windy mountain bus ride from Kotor ($41 USD), I arrived in rainy Mostar in Bosnia & Herzegovina. The skies cleared up the next day, and I was able to fully enjoy my stay in the city. Mostar is a dichotomy in many ways: between East & West, modern and traditional, and new buildings that stand next to ones that still bear the scars and pain of a not so distant war.
Where to stay in Mostar:
$10 USD/night. Free hot breakfast is included in the price! Great location, wonderful and caring staff, CLEAN, spacious outdoor courtyard/hangout area, and I really enjoyed the bright pink, orange, and yellow decorations throughout the space.