I just came back today from an excellent week at home, but on Tuesday I’m heading out to the wonderful Balkan country of Montenegro. As much as it shames me to admit it, I’ve kinda been slacking since buying my tickets over a month ago. However, I have a tentative itinerary, and I thought I’d share it here.
My flight is direct from Moscow to Kotor (aka one of the places you’ve probably seen when Montenegro pops up), and I’ll be there for a week. Now, the good thing about the country is that for all intents and purposes, it’s super convenient to travel around. I mean, I’ve looked into things and buses are incredibly frequent and don’t take too long to traverse the country; if anything, I’m happy that the country is so small, because it enables me to travel around. Anyways, my plan is to spend a few days in Kotor, but take day excursions to Budva and Cetinje. Given how in Montenegrin, the country is named Black Hills, nature is one of their calling cards, so it’s only natural to commune with it all-white water rafting is totally up there in the works! Another thing that’s exciting is the fact that everybody’s favorite Croatian city of Dubrovnik is a mere two hours away by bus, and Tirana, the capital of Albania, is six. Being the flexible (i.e. procrastinated too much) traveler I claim to be, I’d ideally like to hit at least one of them maybe mid-vacation so as to give myself a buffer for time. At either rate, I’m planning to exploit the hell of out the Balkans’ proximity to each other and maximize my week’s worth of vacation time!
So, that’s what I have so far. Yeah, it’s kinda rough and yeah it’s not super concrete, but I think I’m in good hands. If anybody has gone to these countries, I’d love to hear what you have to say and/or add to this!