… the bus that I was waiting for to take me from Bar to Dubrovnik didn’t even slow down to pick me up, even though I was at the properly designated stop.
Sure… a funny-looking, foul-smelling cab driver with a bad combover who stopped a couple minutes after the bus blasted by me… probably due to my dumbfounded “what the fuck do I do now” look on my face… made it his mission to get me to Budva in time to get on that bus, and for only 20 euros!
Sure… I made it to Budva’s bus station just in time to get on the bus. Only to have a security guard with a shitty attitude keep me from boarding the bus, apparently because I didn’t use the ‘proper entrance’ into the station (I ahem forcibly entered my way in through the exit gate, because I saw the bus was getting ready to disembark). He forcibly dragged me away from the now-departing bus, into the bus terminal building. All the while threatening to beat the crap out of me. At least that’s what I think he was saying. He was muttering in unintelligible Slavic and spitting a lot, as he ignored my pleas for mercy and called the cops.
Sure… smelly cab driver guy saw the whole brouhaha. Then heroically brought his cab around to the front, got me in, and drove off before the cops showed up. Which would have made the whole situation an official ‘incident’, of
Along the way however, he decided that I would be better off hopping the ferry a few more km’s down the road to get a bus to Herceg Novi, where it was assured that I would surely find a bus there that would get me to Dubrovnik…
Sure… I paid him another 10e more and considered it a bargain. Since his fast action back in Budva probably saved my ass from being arrested by some bored, annoyed and broke cops.
Sure… I made it on to the ferry, only to meet a shuttle van driver during the crossing who offered to take me to Dubrovnik for ‘good price’. But I held out because I figured I’d get a bus at Herceg Novi’s station for less.
Sure… I missed the last bus from Herceg Novi to Dubrovnik for the day, by FIVE FUCKING MINUTES. But on the bright side, managed to find a driver who can take me to Dubrovnik for a little less than what the previous driver on the ferry quoted me. Got me almost to the door of where I was staying. I even tipped him 5e.
Sure… despite all this SHIT, I still ended up making it to where I was staying in Dubrovnik a solid 20 minutes before the bus from Bar was scheduled to arrive at the station.