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Postcard from Kotor & Mostar

September 20, 2017

Good morning Croatia, and good night US! It’s funny being in a time zone that allows me to wake up as my family goes to bed (I’m an early riser, and they’re night owls).

Brett and I got back to Croatia yesterday (this time, to Split) after stopping in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina (that’s one place, by the way)! First: my thoughts on Montenegro. Upon arriving, I was awestruck by the scenery, but felt rather let down by the town. Although our apartment was on the water with an incredible view (below), it didn’t seem that there was much to do, and since we were on a bay (the Bay of Kotor), the swimming didn’t come close to Dubrovnik.

Since crossing the border from Croatia to Montenegro took such a long time, we arrived to Kotor later in the day, which left us time to settle, eat, and do our initial exploration walk around town. With Brett waking up that day not feeling well (his cold since transferring to me, ugh), we took it slow.

After a bit of wandering, Brett and I decided to shake off our initial judgements, and spent the next two days exploring the area! Kotor is probably the most beautiful place I have ever been — the giant mountains surrounding the teal water was such a stunning sight! Another perk: Montenegro wine is SO good. We ventured inland a bit, and found some super tasty wineries.

On our last day, I strapped on my All Birds, and we headed on an 8-mile hike up the Ladder of Kotor (a hiking trail with over 70 switchbacks) for the worlds most amazing view! Plus, we saw cows, goats, sheep, and the cutest pup on our hike, and found a family farm that served beers and homemade liquor!

On our way back to Croatia, we decided to make a pit stop in Mostar, and, despite the pouring rain, the town was absolutely stunning. I have loved seeing all of the old buildings everywhere!

Time to go blow my nose a million times and do some exploring!


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  1. More beautiful pictures! Hope you both feel better soon. Thanks for remembering Grandfather’s birthday. Love you. xoxoxo

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