After I got our Croatia itinerary mostly ironed out, it occurred to me that a day trip to Montenegro was within reach. I asked Scott what he thought about the idea and he said, “I’ve aaalways wanted to go to Montenegro!!!” What??? When I asked him why he’s never mentioned this lifelong dream, he jumped up and dug out a magazine that he purchased in the airport as we were leaving the U.S. in September (I think “always” meant “for the last 8 months”).
The magazine was called “Budget Travel”, and on the front was a picture of Montenegro. That settles it. We’re going. We decided to rent a car versus taking the bus, so we could seek out the location of the photograph on the cover of the magazine. (Also, with 4 of us, renting a car was about the same price as bus tickets.)
I had read a comment in an online forum that said going into Montenegro makes Croatia feel like the west. I suppose by “the west” the writer was referring to development of the land, economy, tourism, etc. By that definition, I thought that Croatia felt very “western” even before our visit to Montenegro, but I still get the writer’s point.
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