Back in the 15th century

Trip Start Jul 07, 2008
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Trip End Aug 05, 2008


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Friday, July 25, 2008

POLSKI:
Rano musielismy przejsc jeszcze kawalek, zanim dotarlismy do restauracji Cetinje, ktora okazala sie byc baza wypadowa autostopowiczow. Stala ich co najmniej czworka, w rownych odstepach od siebie. My zrobilismy sobie napis "Kotor" na kawalku kartonu, przez co wygladalismy bardziej profesjonalnie i... niemal od razu zostalismy zabrani. Pan dostawca-furgonetkarz zabral nas prosto do Kotoru, po drodze zapraszajac na cole i zatrzymujac sie w zapierajacych dech miejscach. W Kotorze czekaly na nas same niespodzianki. Starowka, calkowicie otoczona murami, byla absolutnie fenomenalna. Czules sie tam jak z powrotem w XV wieku. Bladzilismy uliczkami, napawajac sie widokiem kotow wylegujacych sie w sloncu i spadzistych dachow. Potem poszlismy nad przystan. Juz z pewnej odleglosci widzialam, ze ktos mi machal, ale nie bylam pewna, czy to faktycznie do mnie. Pomyslalam tylko "facet wyglada jak Goran". Gdy podeszlismy blizej, okazalo sie, ze to... Goran, moj serbski wykladowca, we wlasnej osobie! Obok niego stala jeszcze jedna Pani Doktor, z ktora mialam zajecia na uczelni. Myslalam, ze sie posikam ze smiechu. Ten swiat jest jednak cholernie maly! Po malym posilku, ja i Marcin wspielismy sie tez na twierdze. Tylko, ze weszlismy tam od, ze tak powiem, d... strony. Bylo stromo i niebezpiecznie. Po wejsciu na gore, bylam cala mokra, ale warto bylo - widok byl fenomenalny!
O 18:30 ruszylismy z plecakami (zostawilismy je wczesniej w kafejce internetowej) poza miasto, ktore zdawalo sie nigdy nie konczyc. Nie pozwolono nam rozbic namiotu obok kosciola. Udalo nam sie za to znalezc geste krzaki na wzgorzu, a wsrod nich betonowy podest, na ktorym rozbilismy namiot. Kotor zaskoczyl nas absolutnie pozytywnie!

ENGLISH:
In the morning we`d had to walk a certain distance, before we got to Cetinje restaurant, which we found out was a place of departing for hitchhikers. There were at least 4 of them there, standing apart from each other. On a piece of a cardboard we`d make a sign saying "Kotor", which made us look more professional and... we were taken within a couple of min. The guy driving a delivery van took us straight to Kotor, inviting us for a coke on the way there and stopping by in the most stunning places. There in Kotor we were awaited by many surprises. The old town, completely surrounded by the city walls, was absolutely phenomenal. You felt almost as if you were back in the XV century there. We were wandering in between the narrow streets and watching cats laying down in the sun as well us admiring steep roofs. Then we walked to the harbor. I could already see from a certain distance that someone was waving towards me, but I was not too sure if it was to me actually. I only thought "that guy there looks like Goran". When we came up closer, I found out that it actually was Goran, my Serbian tutor, himself! Next to him there was standing another (female) academic teacher that I used to have some classes with. I thought I`d pee in my pants. This world is so small!
After a small meal, me and Marcin climbed up a fortress there. The thing is that we took a wrong way there, which was steep and dangerous. After we got to the top, I was completely wet, but it was well worth it - the view was phenomenal!
At 6:30pm we grabbed our backpacks (we`d left them at an internet café) and walked out of the town, which seemed to never end. We didn`t get a permission to pitch our tent next to a church. We found some proper bushes in a hill instead, and among them a concrete platform, where we pitched our tent. Kotor surprised us absolutely in a positive way!
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