Friday, April 2, 2010

Weekend roadtrip

The weather last Sunday was gorgeous...and what is the best way to take advantage of such an occasion? Roadtrip!! One of Kaz's colleagues has a car here so she invited us along with another colleague/friend on a trip to the coast.

There are 2 routes to get to the coast...the old, scenic "road" and the new, modernized highway. We decided it would be best to take the old route there and the new route back. The old route narrows to about a one-lane road that winds its way around the mountains; there are steep drop-offs on the sides with no railings whatsoever (most of the time).

It takes a tough cookie to maneuver this route and thankfully Maria is a champ! Before going around a sharp bend with her view obstructed, she would honk the horn so it would not be a surprise to meet someone else coming in the other direction head-on. When you meet up with another car, you need to pull to the side of the road to let the other person pass since it's only one lane!

The death-defying 2-hour journey pays off with stunning views...

Our first stop was Kotor which is designated a “World Natural and Historical Heritage Site" by UNESCO.

We wandered the quaint streets and stopped at a small bakery to snack on burek sir which is phyllo pastry stuffed with cheese (you can also find it with meat or potato).

And we made a new friend...

Next on our list was Budva. We found a small cafe right next to the water and enjoyed some drinks. The view was not too shabby...

We took the new route home and it was much easier on our nerves! And then we were home by 7:00 p.m. Gotta love this aspect of Montenegro...roadtrip in one direction for 2 hours and you are on the coast, go in the other direction for 1 hour and you are in the mountains! Podgorica is not the most happening town so it is nice to get away and clear your head...a roadtrip like this will refresh your body and mind!!


  1. Per your is my comment about a tamponi whilst talking to you via your awesome iPod Touch. Yay! :) Thank you Kaz, you're a rock star hubby.

    Oh, and the pictures of your road trip look fab-u-lous!

  2. Thanks, Beanie!! =) I feel the love...maybe I should go buy some tamponis.