Ko-tuhhh, like a kitten purring, is how I pronounce Kotor. It's a beautiful name for a beautiful place. The city lives on the hills and the water is part of the Adriatic sea which is as blue as can be. We tendered again into port as our ship was much too big. Much of the city of Kotor is behind a big wall and we walked around inside. It was gorgeous. There were cats everywhere and little kittens running in and out of shops. A little girl was crying because she wanted to take one of them with her and her mother said no. The doorways to the shops were tiny and looked like they had been there forever. I'm assuming people were shorter back in the day.
The churches were old and full of history. My mom lit a candle for her late father. I had to dip my feet in the water as it was just so clear and inviting. We found a grocery store and as I am addicted to Coke Zero, I know I know it's horrible for you, my addiction was fulfilled. A quick trip to an internet cafe allowed me to get in touch with home if even for only a minute. Laundry drying in the warm summer air humanizes this great city. It was a very relaxing, no agenda kind of day. Perfect!
Next up: Venice