this me expressing my excitement about not being at work, being off those four flights, not getting a crap rental car, and being in a strange new place. getting here went pretty well, and our flights went alright except for the last – we landed in Vienna around 11:45am after our flight was late leaving the gate from Munich which left us with about 25 minutes until our final flight was scheduled to leave. normally this would be ok, but we had to go through customs, security, and then get to the gate. and of course with my crap luck we flew into gate “d” something and needed to get to c79. C79!!! i said to myself as we got into the airport that there was no way we’d need to pass 78 gates before ours. wrong-o. we made it though, and were able to get to our destination on time. but boy were we movin’.
when we got to the Pogdorica airport, we pickup up our rental (show above) which turned out to be way nicer and roomier than we had hoped. Bob working the navigation and me at the wheel, we headed off for the city of Budva where we had booked our first night’s stay. we drove the scenic route because we were in no hurry, and the views we saw here within the first hour of driving didn’t disappoint.
the photo above was taken straight out of camera with no editing – I’m just too tired to futz with them after being awake for nearly 35+ hours. still, it at least gives you an idea of what we saw on the drive. it looked like this for the entire hour we drove to Budva, and i think i filled up my whole trip’s quota for the word beautiful within that hour.
we got to Budva, found our place (after a few wrong turns), grabbed a bit to eat at an open air cafe, and are calling it a night. we’re going to get up early tomorrow morning to shoot a bunch of photos around the old town center which feels like you stepped back into the 1300’s. look for those pictures tomorrow.
after we’re done making those photos, we are going to head back down the coast of Montenegro through Bar and Ulcinj and will most likely end up somewhere in Albania tomorrow night.
bye for now.