Day 07: Perast, Kotor & Budva

It’s impossible to capture the sheer scale of Kotor. This is the best my phone could do. Montenegro, in terms of history, is home to the writer of The Mountain Wreath. Perhaps the country’s dramatic landscape spurned the equally dramatic poem.

I was stupefied by the sea-level view of Kotor. I have never seen anywhere like this in my life: not in Norway, not in Alaska, nor anywhere else as dramatic. I felt as though my eyes did not have time to fully process. I want to go back, and to climb the long way up to the fortress. The photos available of Kotor are bullshit compared to what it looks like in real life.

Perast is home to a cool story. Budva is the Russian Cancun. End Montenegro.

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