Mustapicked A Good Vacation!

The adventures of Amey and Musty's trip to the Balkans and Italy in September '06...

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Sleepy Sloppy Montenegro

Today we took a two hour drive down through Montenegro, the planet's youngest nation, having just seperated itself from Serbia Montenegro. Montenegro means Black Mountains, a descriptive name. Today we drove around an enormous fjord there, and around the other side of it is a millineum-old walled town named Kotor. It's incredibly well preserved, owing to its remote location, which is heavily fortified by the surrounding peaks which rise 4,000 feet and extensive perimeter of walls that climb up the slopes about 1,000 feet. Amey and I followed the stairs passed the monestary and up to the main fort at the top. Montenegro does not yet benefit from the quality of economy or government enjoyed in Croatia. The backup at the border lasted 40 minutes. The economy is a wreck. You can also really feel the difference in the environment. The arid ambience of Croatia changes instantly to a lush, humid, and verdant tropical feel. Here are some pictures of today's journey.



2 Comments:

At 1:48 PM, Blogger Sara said...

Hi you guys...what is the whether like? I just love thinking of you out in the world with a bunch of Mustapicks....Sara

 
At 1:48 PM, Blogger Sara said...

I mean weather.... Sara

 

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