WESTERN BALKANS (June 2010)

After just two days in London following my Southern Caucasus trip, I'm on the road again. This time it's the Western Balkans: Croatia, Montenegro, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. As I have an unexplained interest in Eastern Europe (and I'll never be able to get my girlfriend to come along to places like Romania or Macedonia), the Western Balkans it is.

This trip is a little different. First, rather than traveling on my own, I'm with my girlfriend H (name withheld to protect the innocent). Second, there's no tour this time, it's all on our own. We've booked a flight from London to Dubrovnik, where we have rented an apartment for the week. Then it's a bus to Sarajevo for two nights in a hotel followed by another bus to Split for our final two nights.

As our flight to Dubrovnik leaves early and a taxi from Surbiton would cost too much, we decide to spend the night in the airport. Usually I would avoid this situation at all costs, but I just figure it's another change to my usual way of travel. That, of course, doesn't mean that I won't still complain about it.

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