Quite a Week

This involves a bus, a plane, a van and a ferry. It started on Sunday —

I’ve been looking to purchase a used mini-van for use as our ministry in Europe expands. Our little red car is getting a little long in the tooth, and I felt that the time may have come to find a good traveling car since I’m on the road so much these days.

I have been looking for cars in Germany. Prices are lower there, and Germans take good care of their cars. A month ago I sent an email to a private seller (not a dealer) in Germany but never heard back from him. I looked at a lot of other cars after that . . . .

Sunday: After driving from Russia to Estonia, I check my spam folder and notice a reply from the seller; it’s three weeks old. I write asking if the van is still for sale, and it is. We exchange several emails as I get more information. After talking with Olga and coming to agreement, I book a flight to Hamburg (using frequent flyer miles).

Monday: After taking care of some business in Jõhvi, I take a bus to Tallinn and spend the night with friends.

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The Ferry at the Bay of Kotor

I flew into Dubrovnik, Croatia a few days ago on my way to Montenegro. On the drive to Podgorica we passed the bay of Kotor. It’s always a beautiful drive.

Here’s the view from the middle of the Bay of Kotor, looking toward Perast.

Here are Christina and Violeta, they met me in Dubrovnik and drove me to Podgorica —

And here’s a video from the crossing —