Dubrovnik

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA      OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA   Driving back from Montenegro proved to be fun, we caught the bus in the morning to Herceg Novi, from where we wanted to continue to Dubrovnik. We decided to travel the last 40km from Herceg Novi on in Taxi, as it turned out to be just as expensive as the bus and about twice as fast. The taxi driver was really nice and quite proficient in English, as long as you remained on well trodden paths. Talks about the shifting borders of Croatia, Montenegro and Bosnia proved to be no problem. However, my question whether we would be able to have breakfast at the airport (which we had just passed and he had shown us), was too unexpected and I never managed to convey the meaning of it. In the end, we gave up and just assumed, we’d find a place to have a coffee there… We were right. 🙂 Continue reading

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Lake Skadar

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA       Unfortunately the bad weather that had been expected for this week caught up to us. We had been able to avoid it almost entirely up to then, except for the occasional small downpour in Kotor, but on the morning we were to set out to the Lake the rain was really coming down. Not just the usual rain, but a real rain storm. Strong winds and lots of rain, which soaked us through and through on the very short way from the bus stop to the tourism office.

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Kotor

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe next day we set off to leave Bosnia and enter Montenegro. As expected, this meant we had to pass through Croatia. We actually crossed borders 4 times, since we entered and left croatia twice. The most exciting part of this was to watch the bosnian border control take apart a car next to us, while we were waiting for our passports to be cleared. Continue reading

Mostar

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After spending the last day outside Mostar, we decided to explore Mostar today. The old town features several mosques from the 17th century, as well as churches and a synagogue, or so the tourist map wanted us to believe. Continue reading

Mostar’s surroundings

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWe reached Mostar at 8pm after a quite draining drive through the Croatian &Bosnian mountains. By then we only had energy remaining to check into our hostel and not much more. We were greeted by a lovely couple, that invited us into their home, their terrace and their garden. They had an amazing garden, with a direct view onto the turquoise river. Continue reading

Revisiting Split

Almost tOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAwo years after we first visited Split we are back for more. Only this year, instead of visiting the north of Croatia, we want to travel further south and explore the mountains of Bosnia and Montenegro. We spent a sunny Sunday morning walking the tiny and narrow streets, discovering new corners and streets we hadn’t even seen before and reminiscing in the memories of our last visit there. Continue reading