Kotor

On August 2, 2012, Ivan, Lil Dave and I checked out of the hostel at 11:30 am.  It was off to Kotor in a taxi which took about 25 minutes.  One of the luxuries of having a little more money to spend than your average backpacker is little things like this – getting an air conditioned taxi door to door, rather than walking to a bus stop….waiting for a bus…sitting on a (probably) non-air conditioned bus….and then walking at the other end also.

Ivan checked us in to Vila Panonija.  It was a lovely room with a balcony that had a great view.  Ivan was disappointed that we didn’t stay here yesterday since it was a MUCH better room for not too much more money.

It was off to get some lunch.  We checked out the restaurants near the vila and found Caffe Che Nova? It was situated right at the waters edge with beautiful views. Lil Dave got a banana pizza.  Ivan and I shared a fish soup,some sea bass and vegetable pizza.  The fish shop was delicious while the pizza was quite boring. The sea bass was, as always, delicious!

We walked around the cool Old Town filled with shops, churches and restaurants. 

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It’s very lovely walking around and checking out the souvenir shops.  The buildings look very cool.  The guide books say Kotor is like Budva but smaller – I like to call it Budva Light.

I was a little sweaty from walking around in the warm sun.  Ivan thought we should head back and have a drink at one of the restaurants by our hotel. 

Along our way, we passed by the small beach.

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These pictures really don’t do justice to how beautiful these surroundings are….you really just have to be there to appreciate it !

We each got an apple Somersby cider at Caffe Del Mare.  The name is a top rip-off from the famous Café Del Mar in Ibiza.

It was time for a siesta for me.. as I was tired probably because of combination of the heat and the cider.  I had a short nap at 6 pm.

That night, we had dinner at Caffe del Mare.  Lil Dave had banana stuffed squid and a banana and chicken salad. 

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Ivan and I shared fish broth, prawn stuffed squid and mussels in a red sauce.  Ivan didn’t think the squid were actually stuffed with much prawn – more like a rice mixture.  I agreed, but it was hard to see since it was dark.  The fish broth was sooo delicious, even better than the one at Che Nova? And whatever the squid was stuffed with it was delicious!

Ivan was really tired.  We used the internet for awhile and then it was off to bed for us.

I couldn’t sleep for awhile, probably since I had that nap earlier, so I used the internet.

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