Bus Skopje to Budva (12hrs)-
Lunch: Ribs/Bread/2x Beer-
Sweets: Turkish Baklava-
Groceries for dinner: Fruit/bread-
We've been through places that have experienced war before. The cranes that dot Munich's skyline are still rebuilding from the WWII. We saw bullet holes and burned out buildings in Croatia, so we didn't know what to expect from Kosovo. Technically this is a semi-autonomous region and is not recognised as a country by a lot of the World and isn't receiving as much money as the rest of the former Yugoslavian nations. While we saw lots of seemingly stalled building projects wile in Greece; there was construction everywhere here! There was a lot of rubble piles from old buildings most seemed new. Give Kosovo a few more years and they'll be competing for our tourism dollars!
After spending the afternoon in the old Bazar, we boarded the overnight bus to Budva. True, certain things will be different in this area. We have noticed that while the service is great, some facilities are not ready for the tourists and the infrastructure is not in place to make long journeys through the mountainous region as comfortable as you would like. The bus was in pretty bad shape, and did not have an on board toilet. Driving through Kosovo, they are putting in a new highways, which will make this trip faster and smother, but for now, plan to give yourself extra travel time, and to not have a good sleep.