An extremely brief stop in Montenegro. Equally beautiful as Croatia but seems to not be taking advantage of the fact, so there are practically no tourists (flipside: the historic sites are not nearly as well cared for).
Near Kotor, a site smilar to Dubrovnik:
Podgorica, possibly the quietest capitol city ever, but lots of nice pedestrian spaces…that are basicslly empty…:
And below, Kosovo. Incredibly friendly place – for once a country in Europe where hardly anyone speaks English (everyone wanted to speak German to me), but we played charades and everyone was happy! The capitol is also full of very hip people and restaurants, even if it is 75% under construction and dusty.
The capitol, Prishtinë:
Gadimë, where there is a big cave to wander through – the guides point out formations that look like various things…
And finally, Pejë. I went here basically just to see the Saturday cheese market, where farmers bring their goat cheese every weekend as part of what is a larger produce/dried good/ clothing (nowhere will you see so many adidas sweatsuits for sale as in the Balkans, I swear)/ random stuff market. I’ll be honest, my guidebook said “follow your nose” to find it, but when that failed I just follwed the elderly ladies clutching purses and that served me pretty well. Once I got there it did smell very strongly of fresh goat cheese, though!
(these guys insisted I take a picture of their flour…I couldn’t tell if they were making fun of me for taking pictures of food, or if they really wanted me to take a photo, but either way they are now immortalized on a blog…)