The time has finally come! I have been waiting forever for summer doldrums, a full account of money and the right stellar constellation to go to the Adriatic Sea. After my move to Serbia, the changeover and the whole lot of excitement that went along with it, I was in dire need of some downtime at the sea. I wasn’t planning on lying lazily around like your typical package tourist, but was keen on bringing some adventure into my holidays. In order to make that happen most certainly, I took an alternative route via Central Serbia and South Bosnia instead of the motorway Belgrade-Zagreb. It took me a whopping 12 hours for a Google Maps-calculated distance of 600km. Badly-kept, narrow roads and sections in South Bosnia, which are pretty similar to Bolivia’s death road with its hundreds of meters abyss, were sure to bring some action to my wheels ;). Even though it looked gorgeous, I refrained from taking pictures just there. The engine of my car threatened to overheat several times and I was just happy it didn’t conk out in the deserted wilderness. Somewhere at least 50 km away from the next city, exchanging bonfire stories with bears and wolves doesn’t seem like such a thrilling idea, despite my longing for adventure ;).
I took one of my breaks in the “wooden town” (Drvengrad) that had been erected by Bosnian/Serbian filmmaker Kusturica. It was interesting to see that a fun project like that, far off from any civilisation, actually works. You could think that hardly any tourists ever find their way into the deserted area in the West of Serbia, and yet you will find plenty of them there.
After 600km of mountain rallye, woods, rain and double rainbows, I finally arrived in Dubrovnik. The following day, I visited the city and took loads of pictures. The tiled roofs suit the Foveon very well. I only just brought the two Merrills (DP2M and DP3M) with me, because I was unsure if I would be able to take photos with the SD1 with my excessive swimming and sunbathing plans.
At the moment I am in a smaller place nearby Makarska, which is still sufficiently far off from mass tourism, and I am doing myself well 🙂