Setting off from Kotor we spent the first part of our day navigating along the bay to reach the coastal highway and continue driving north towards Dubrovnik. Gloomy clouds and rain followed us for the first bit of the drive, adding an eerie hue and movement to the otherwise glassy, blue-gray water. Finally, the sun peaked out as we made our way up the Adriatic coast to cross the border back into Croatia. After a beautiful if uneventful drive, we pulled in to our accommodation for the next few nights in a residential area of Dubrovnik. Despite a siege on the town that occurred during the War for Croatian Independence (a part of the larger Yugoslavian conflict), Dubrovnik’s historical old town stands in great shape, and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Mediterranean.