the abridged version thus far

thought i’d put up a short point and miss camera picture journal of the hightlights (and lowlights) of the trip so far: 1. (above) – krapfest 2. powering up for the 9.5 hour flight at o’hare 3. GPS screen driving through the mountains 4. out the window snapshot driving down a mountain 5. sweet resort way out of our price range 6. ulcinj, montenegro…

Macedonia by way of Albania

budva this morning was wonderful. we slept in a bit late, but were up and out for a stroll around 9am. after about an hour walking around our hostel in the Old Town part of the city (which was an old stoned fortified village), we headed out down the coast of Montenegro towards Ulcinj. Ulcinj didn’t have a ton to offer in terms of…

we’re here. and it’s beautiful.

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…

plans update!

we rented a car. it’s the size of a shoe box, but man it’ll be sweet. add that to our previous plans and we now have two. transportation and a place to stay the first night – what else do you need?

packing

here’s everything i’m taking on my trip. while the amount of clothing is staying about the same, i’m taking about half the “extras” i took to Vietnam. i’m also taking far less camera gear.  i realized about halfway through that trip that i really overpacked / overplanned for the “what ifs” which did nothing but give me a heavier pack.  a few more trips…

Montenegro and Bosnia and Croatia and Slovenia, oh my!

On 09-28-10, I’m heading off on another adventure.  My pal Bob and I are flying out of CWA to Pogdorica, Montenegro and we’ll make our way up the Adriatic coast through Bosnia, Croatia, and Slovenia.  Like Vietnam, we have nothing planned (I think that’s the best way really…)  All we know for sure is that we need to be in Ljubljana, Slovenia by the 13th of…