I think a lot about distant places, but to be honest, I’ve never really given much thought to the small country called Montenegro. I’m not sure why– after all, it is the world’s youngest country, having just voted for independence from Serbia in 2006. That in itself is interesting to someone like me, but for whatever reason I knew very little about Montenegro until I arrived in it this afternoon.
I left Croatia with some Croats who were headed to a Rolling Stones concert in Budva, Montenegro. We split up in Herzog Novi, where they went on to Budva. The concert group invited me to come along, but I’m not really a Rolling Stones fan– and I didn’t have 100 euros to spend on a ticket. Instead, I took another bus to the city of Kotor, and then walked two towns away to the village of Prcanj where I am now.
Here’s the view of Kotor from across the water, which is now the background image on my laptop. In the morning I’ll leave for Macedonia, via an overland bus trip through Albania.