Having spent a long weekend unwinding in Dubrovnik, it was time to move on.
A car seemed the best way to get round given our plans for the rest of the holiday – day trips interspersed with lazing in the sunshine on our campsite – so we went back to the airport, rented a snazzy lime green Chevrolet (actually not that snazzy, handled like a brick), and went on our way.
Thanks to the fact there’s no love lost between Croatia and Montenegro, there’s no signage pointing the way, but it was a pretty easy drive to the border. Our first stop was the town of Herceg Novi, a town on the coast in the north.
Despite being only a few miles from Dubrovnik, the change was immediate; the holidaymakers seemed to be Russian or Serbian, with relatively few people coming from Western Europe. And there was a tattier edge to much of the town, even if some of it was appealing in its own right.
Nevertheless, it’s well worth a stop for its own appealing old quarter. There’s a main square with a beautiful little chapel in the centre; we stopped for a lovely lunch and watched the world go by before setting off for our campsite.