Due to the unrest in Turkey, our Mediterranean cruise was re-routed to call in Kotor, Montenegro.
We decided to ride the Hop On Hop Off bus because the Bay of Kotor has a few nearby towns worth visiting. On the way back to Kotor, Igor, one of the bus guides, joined us for lunch and told us about the situation in his hometown. Even though Kotor has seen an increase in tourism due to the number of cruise ships visiting, it’s economy is barely functioning. In the off season, the whole area is just a sleepy little hamlet.
Igor recommended the cafe where he always eats lunch. It’s right in the old town and associated with the Hotel Kattaro. We enjoyed Montenegro’s own beer, Niksicko; and the local mussels fresh from the mussel farms in the Bay of Kotor were excellent!
Deena and Ivan are nomads that, in 2012, sold or gave away everything they owned. They “slow travel”, which means they stay in a location for some time to allow the culture of a place to seep into their souls. Since 2017, they’ve traveled in a Mercedes Sprinter van conversion with, of course, the same “slow travel” style.
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