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Adventures World Peace - Part 1

MONTENEGRO, PART 1: MEETING THE PRODIGY CHILD

July 10, 2017,
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Before I left Seattle, my friend Valerie gave me a plastic bracelet that blinks green when I press a button. We share a love for fun gadgets so I wasn’t too surprised. It came with a request: find a special child and give this bracelet away. It proved to be an unexpectedly challenging task. wimg_2554

Today I finally met that child. In the process of waiting for this auspicious encounter, my green bracelet lost all of its power but the blue one she gave Mike still works.  Pfew.

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Montenegro is a 5000 sq mi country (Washington state is 71000 sq mi) that reaches 5 miles high towards the sky. Jan and Maryna, the friends we met at the Led Zeppelin concert in Pula, told us not to miss Durmitor National Park so… here we are.

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Crazy road: 2500 ft elevation gain in 1.8 miles spattered with century-old hand-carved S-shaped tunnels — that translates into complete absence of light! From a super sunny environment with sunglasses on to TOTAL darkness. Headlight: useless. Rather disorienting, especially when the sound of invisible trucks barreling down this steep one-lane road grows louder …

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