SUNDAY MAGAZINE: 23 OCTOBER, 2016
Twenty Years of Balkan Tangle
A long conversation with the Serbian administrator was followed by more questions about what she wanted to do in the country. She replied honestly: “Travel and sketch and photograph and collect curios.” But she received the stern answer that there were other lands in Europe where all this could be done.
Montbovon was for centuries a transit point on the cheese road, where wheels of Gruyère went south over the mountain to Lake Geneva, the Valais and points beyond. Our hikers ate at the inn and were farmed out to locals for the night.