Day 2 - Bosnia to Montenegro to Kosovo!
Trip Start Dec 23, 2007
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Day 2 of the 2011 Caucasian Challenge was great. We traveled 488 km through Bosnia, Montenegro and ended the night in Kosovo.
Actually, we almost added Serbia to that list as we relied on our GPS system, not knowing that Montenegro wasn't one of our loaded maps, therefore the system kept trying to direct us through a route it knew...Serbia (with it's ongoing warzone)! Luckily we figured it out before the border, and though it delayed us two hours, we finally found our way and made it to Montenegro. And what a find!
Lesson of the day: Don't rely only on the GPS system!
We had heard terrible rumors about the difficulty of the Kosovoan border, but as we rolled up (and seeing another team stuck there), they looked at our car and race badges and waved us through without checking the car or our passports! Andy thought he heard them mutter K-FOR, which is the Kosovo military, so perhaps we were mistaken for military with our dark green, numbered SUV and "official" badges! It also probably helped that Art was driving as he is often mistaken for military!
Kosovo turned out to be really nice (after you passed the pot-holed, turned-up, destroyed section of the road, that is. :) We eventually put up at the Hotel Peja, had a nice dinner and readied our selves for Day 3!