My dudes, if you do nothing else in Eastern Europe, take this bus ride down the Adriatic coast.
I mean that’s probably not true, but it is kind of amazing, and also I love the word Adriatic.
Yeah, I have a bit of a lexical obsession; blame my linguistics training.
But it’s a really lovely trip, and I made a new friend on the bus (hi Yvonne!) and another acquaintance I ran into in Albania, because of course.
In Kotor, the Thing To Do is to climb up the old old pathways up to the fortress. I wish I could say I did this, which I did not, but I got about halfway up before I’d almost sprained an ankle like three times, and decided the views I’d got were worth not ending up in the hospital.
Also, the cats of Kotor are apparently a thing. Like with gift shops, and a museum, which sadly was still closed, but lots of adorableness. I apparently did not get many pictures of them, but let me assure you: excellent cats.