31.05.2009 30 °C
I reached to get rid of the energy added during last weeks, between waiting, departure and travel…. I walked as far as I could, in those moments nothing else matter that rhythm of the walk, its like heart beating, the road is a long life. I felt so alive, taking all around me: smells, wind, landscapes, animals…(as the snake who tokk a nap with me under my backpack!)
Sometimes I feel a bit like a snail, with house on my back took over by vehicles, but I really enjoy to take my time, playing jew harp while walking, smilling to people I cross, taking time to listen their stories, as the butcher with hands full of blood who show me pictures of his indian wife and gave me fresh water, reading some extract of Alexandra David Neel travel diary.
At the end after a bit more than 30 km I arrived totally exhausted, in Herzerg novi, fortunately the city is a cross road for travellers, and most of people speak English and are really really kind. (I have been over taken by motors, bicycles travellers… and have seen many many backpackers rest areas on the way!)
I met there really nice guys who called the priest for me cause this one often rent rooms in summer for travellers, and he speaks French, Unfortunatly has we are still out of season nothing was ready but sisters a bit further offer accomodations! They spoke a bit of german so they gave me a huge room with kitchen and bathroom shared with them, was really nice!
They were smiling all the time, kidding…
They sat near to me as I showed my passeport and they pointed out “marron”
-(laughts) Nein, das ist die Farbe fur (I show my eyes!)
-Ach so! Und du hast 4 Namen!”
-Ne Ne, nur fur Stadt papieren! Real sind nur die 2 erste…
They touched my arm a bit burst by the sun, and asked me what im doing, I shew them visas and stamps (crossed the Montenegro border by feet, last afternoon and got a cool stamp, the guy was really cool at the border, this is not usual!), and they smiled again, “ach Junge!”
We started laughting
So simple, so human!
here people are so kind, they do everything they can to help, even at the border, we joked a bit with the guz, he added me a vey cool stamp, and everybody tryed to find a map of the montenegro somewhere for me running everywhere in the station! and its an example between so many else!
This afternoon I will spend it in the beautiful town of Kotor (i got the trip for free, i showed my isic card and the bus driver thought that i was an ambassador!), once again Unesco world heritage, with lot of small streets, strange stairs, churches all around…
Then I will camp 2 cities further and go to Durmitor national parc on the north tomorrow!
there are no reasons to worry about (to answer remarks), i wont take any risks, and the regions in country im crossing are safe!
thanks for reading!