the ninth month: winding down in calm enjoyment [herceg-novi, montenegro]

Our road trip is winding down now, as are we, here in Herceg-Novi, trying to relax and enjoy each other these last couple of weeks rather than the cultures and cities we’ve immersed ourselves in over the past three months.

view of the beach from our campsite, near siracusa, sicily, ITMonth nine was probably the most enjoyable of the road trip: Sicily was a cultural paradise with its Mediterranean climate, Greek ruins and Arab-Norman architecture, and Montenegro, as a whole, with its unassuming kindness, imposing mountains and coastal towns, just never ceased to please. Continue reading the ninth month: winding down in calm enjoyment [herceg-novi, montenegro]

Aren’t we supposed to hide under a table or something? [herceg-novi]

Was I imagining this?

One second my world was normal, and the next, it was moving beneath me. A low, heavy and not so distant crash resonated somewhere in my echoic memory.

We were sitting in our rented vacation apartment in Herceg-Novi, Montenegro, just getting into another animated conversation about horoscopes and the handshake induction when we felt it.

Did something in the other room fall? Nothing was heavy enough to cause such a reverberation. Could someone in the building have turned on an extremely violent washing machine? No, that’s too far-fetched. Actually, what it logically sounded and felt like was a semi truck that had just crashed through a wall and landed on a bouncy gym under our apartment…Could that be it? Continue reading Aren’t we supposed to hide under a table or something? [herceg-novi]