Mari woke early to say her snit was over and she was OK for leaving early. Bon mumbled something in response - it was 5:30 a.m. I voted to get up and go so we did! Left Hotel Donarti at 6 a.m.
On our walk to the bus station we discovered that if we had turned left instead of right out of the bus station, it would have been maybe 5 minutes to the 5 star hotel, ha! At any rate, we arrived at the bus station about 6:15 and a very nice man - maybe boss of the station - who spoke English, explained our options which included a bus directly to Montenegro (ULCINJ), a coastal tourist town in the S. described as the best seaside town and is 65% Albanian!
We've found both Albanians and Montenegrans very friendly and fewer in Kosovo. Kosovo is into commercial development it appears, centered around the automobile, not pedestrians. I would describe the road from Ferizoj to Pristina as an example of commercial sprawl the entire way! Ugly, Ugly Ugly!
Our bus to Ulcinj leaves at 8a.m.Because we are on this very early bus we get seats in the very front so as you can see, I took tons of photos, ha! Heading out of Pristina it is obvious to me there is NO zoning! Totally inappropriate mixes of commercial, industrial, and residential building. Litter and rufuse land fill is everywhere. To me , there is no governmental oversight apparent in development here. I would say this is what the libertarian right ideas bring. The wealthy do what they want and the politically 'paid off' police force everyone to accept the consequences.
The countryside/agriculture still reflects some semblance of rationality. We arrive in Prizren about 9:15 and then left with a full bus at 10 a.m. getting to Ulcinj about 3 in the afternoon. In a bit of a flurry - once again we learn our lesson not to let taxi drivers rule the conversation - and opt to go with a taxi driver ostensibly to 'check/see an apt. but we end up staying. 10 Euro each = 30 total and quite a distance from "Old Town"
Going for our walk to Old Town we chance a stop at a travel agency, Divia Travel, where a very nice lady owner, Medina Zhugjeli Coba, ends up helping us arrange a tour of Montenegro. We debated because it is 110 Euros but since it would be impossible to see all the sights we're interested in by bus, plus buses would cost about 15-29 Euros each anyway, it seemed prudent to pay an added 20 E. each and actually see stuff!
It also avoids hauling our bags around as well since Erol (driver/guide), will drop us at the border to Croatia
Little did we know what that would get us into...but that story is for the next day!