The next day, a very enthusiastic Blazo has the entire day completely planned!
First stop he organized us to meet both a television and newspaper journalist.
These things make me nervous and I get embarrassed, but we got through it.. it was special for a couple reasons. First, Montenegro really followed these boys on their http://www.theridearound2010.me so I am sure it was good for an update.. Secondly, and most surprisingly to me is that the journalist tells me that women in Montenegro don’t ride motorcycles.. I thought he was kidding, but it seems to be true from what the boys tell me as well! So in this interview, the journalist asked me if I was embarrassed to meet the guys in Vladivostok, being a “woman” rider. ???? At the time of interview, I really didn’t understand the question, but now I do. Here is the Youtube link:
(Couldn’t work out why it wouldn’t play the interview within this post, so it is a separate post above..)
It’s funny the things I assume.. I have been told more since this interview that is rare for women to ride motorcycles in most of these Balkan countries. So should I be embarrassed?? I’m not, but I appreciate cultural differences. 😉
But wait! First we must have lunch.. better than lunch, a real taste of Montenegro food, fresh soup from the Shkoder lake fish. It was soooo good, I can tell ya.!
Gee whiz, I love experiencing local fresh food, the best! Sorry, now we can go!
Also sorry for the supersize photo, but I wanted to show that white bit in the middle. It is actually a fortress called Grmozur. Built by the Turks in 1843. Taken over by the Montenegrans and later used as a prison/dungeon. I can only imagine what it would have been like in the day..
This is really fun…
Have you ever seen a prettier road?
There’s the snowy white tips of Albania!
Next we rode down the hill to the coast again to pick up Blazo’s wife, who finished work a bit early so she could have fun too..! Don’t blame her! 😉
And every country has it’s way for burials. These graves have handles to open, which I thought was odd. They explain to me as each family member passes, they collect the bones of the previous, put in a bag and move forward in the grave to make space for the next one. Hmm.
A finish to a wonderful big day in Montenegro.. now a ride through the mountains back to Podgorica.
Thank you and Good night!