On the Adriatic Sea, the Bay of Kotor is a gem. Serene, colorful, clean and equipped. After the craziness of Albania, it was a joy to return to a country with actual services. I like off-beat places, but they also make me appreciate the amenities of a more developed place. It is good to have both on a trip.
The first stop was in Budva.
This Serbian man was playing Spanish guitar with his friend. He'd lived for 2 years in Berlin, so spoke decent German (with an accent). To sit in the sun and listen to music... I can't think of what makes me more happy.
An artist, Alexandra Haeseker, from Canada/Netherlands had an exhibit called, "I am in your blood" about the varied roles of women.
Arrival in Kotor. Just up the coast about 40 minutes by bus. Beautiful buildings. I was a bit obsessed.
After checking into my hostel this morning, I paid 3 Euros to hike to the top of the hill where the castle ruins were. Great views and great exercise also.