I had really relaxing holiday to Balkans. I landed Dubrovnik and took my rental car and drove through Balkans to Sarajevo. Sarajevo with its history and fame as little Jerusalem is place to visit for those looking for mix and match of history and modern (in the New Sarajevo).
I visited many of the castles and some of the pictures taken are from those strategic positions within the city. I enjoyed the 1h or so run in Sarajevo but warming for those who like to run, terrain is challenging up and down up and down you go 🙂
From Sarajevo I continued to Podgorica in Montenegro. Just before the border there were lots of places were you could go rafting. Road conditions were ok until about 20-30 km before the border when almost all asphalt ended and the road narrowed to almost one car lane.
Podgorica is rather small city that is discovered in days but its surroundings with the mountains and monasteries have sights for extra days.
From Podgorica I continued to Dubrovnik. Well that was my plan in the morning when I left from the hotel room. The road that I took had a crew of workers widening the road that continued down the mountain so it took few hours more when the whole road was closed for 2 hours. Locals did not speak that much of English when were waiting in the queue but I understood that the other road to Dubrovnik was under maintenance as well so it was better to wait. This incident reminded me that it is always beneficial to have extra water and chocolate 🙂 in your car.
Dubrovnik out of all the cities visited was most commercialized and the hotel I stayed had Finnish tourist groups. Old city is the place to visit and narrow streets that go up and down within the city are nice exercise for you 🙂 Harbor is active within the old city and there are plenty of cruises to close-by islands.
Around the Old city you can find Game of Thrones tours and T-shirts advertised. I wondered if Croatians like the show that much that they want to advertise it all over Old city. Later back in Finland I realized that the series is partly filmed there (Game of Thrones locations). 🙂 as you might have guessed I am not fan of that show.