"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)

3.24.2008

one day all my vacation photos will be posted

The border crossing between Kosovo and Montenegro has to be among the most dramatic in the world. To get there, you or your bus must negotiate a rather terrifying series of hairpin turns up the mountain. Once you've crossed one side of the border or the other, there's a 10 kilometer no-man's land in between, because there's nowhere to put a border post up there. These pictures are of that area, taken from just over the Montenegro side of the border.
The wilderness around the border is absolutely pristine, primarily because there are so many land mines there that no one dares to hike off the road. Even the animal tracks through the snow are concentrated by the sides of the road. Because many of the mines were laid by informal militias, no one has a good record of where all the mines are.

1 Comments:

Blogger LJ said...

Fabulous photos. Absolutely beautiful. Man, that makes me want to go overseas ASAP!

Thursday, March 27, 2008 6:30:00 PM

 

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