We traded one walled city for another. Kotor is an ancient city in the heart of a lake network. To get to it we spent part of a day curving around the network of lakes. We spent 2 days in Kotor one of which on a tandem kayak exploring the lakes. Each lake is dotted with small islands and by kayak we were able to stop off on them.
After 2 relaxing day in Kotor we decided to stop by Sarajevo on the way back to Belgrade. Just like during our other legs of the trip we took our time driving. The highlight being getting lost on a back road and ending up in someones farm. We're stopped looking at google maps trying to find where we went wrong the owner walks over with a chain saw in hand. Using hand gestures we eventually get directions and our local say good bye with a big smile. We go up, around and through a sheep field eventually findings tucked away church we were hunting for. Shortly after our off roading trip we came upon an incredible monument commemorating a famous battle in WW2.
In Sarajevo we found a great hotel right in the heart of the city close to a well known rug market. We arrived at night, explored downtown, and had a local favorite for dinner. In the morning we headed right for the rug market. We got a personal tour around the entire space, hearing the background of each rug, and finally picking 3 to bring home. The most exciting was a 70 year old rug woven in a town we'd passed by on our drive.
The rest of our trip we poked around the city, explored a Bosnian mall, and then headed back to Belgrade to catch a flight home.