Drive from Kotor to Sarajevo
Replies: 15 - Last Post: Sep 28, 2012 12:00 PM Last Post By: Zircon
Aug 21, 2012 10:11 AM
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Aug 21, 2012 2:10 PM
4"Half a day" is a bit of a stretch, I think, but not too far off the mark. I did it in segments (Kotor --> Dubrovnik --> Mostar --> Sarajevo) because there was lots I wanted to see and do, but I don't think the total drive time could possibly have added up to more than six hours at the most. Certainly, one day is ample to make the journey, as long as you don't stop too often.
Aug 21, 2012 2:19 PM
5So well under half a day as I already correctly suggested.
12 hours is half a day where I come from. Not sure where you are - though.
It would have also helped a bit to say which Kotor you were referring to earlier.
However, as posted.... Well under half a day, regardless of which one.
Have a great trip.
Aug 21, 2012 3:09 PM
Bizarre, as usual.
Do I really even need to explain this? Yes, of course, 12 hours is literally half a day, but I don't believe any native speaker of English would ever refer to a 12-hour drive as a "half day drive." When people ask if you can drive from X to Y "in a day," they are not referring to 24 hour periods; rather, they want to know how far they can reasonably get between morning and evening.
For 99.99% of the population a full "day" in the car constitutes 8 to 10 hours driving at the very most. Therefore, a "half day drive" is 4 to 5 hours at the maximum.
Aug 21, 2012 3:17 PM
7I don't believe any native speaker of English would ever refer to a 12-hour drive as a "half day drive
Sorry to disappoint you, but where I come from - half a day is 12 hours.
If someone says to me "Your trip will take around half a day", I would expect it to be around 12 hours.
So if I started at 6am, I would expect to arrive at my destination around 6pm.
Oh - just to clear things up a little more....
Via Michelin estimate under 5 hours from Kotor to Sarajevo.
However, it's always wise with VM's estimates to add on a couple of hours or so.
Still only about 7. So nowhere near half a day, well under.
Why do people have to get so picky over an hour or two, anyway?
Peace and respect.
Aug 21, 2012 3:28 PM
Aug 21, 2012 3:31 PM
And where would that be? Mars?
A cursory Google search of British, Aussie, and South African newspapers shows--absolutely unequivocally and without the smallest smidgen of ambiguity--that they all use "half a day" the exact same way as Americans do: to mean 4-6 hours.
As I said, no native speaker would understand you. But if you don't wish to be understood that's your prerogative.
Aug 22, 2012 5:17 AM
Aug 22, 2012 7:20 AM
11You are wrong. It depends in which language and situation you are using it. If you talk about trekking, hiking, snowshoing, cross country skiing, kayaking or any of these events involved, in many countries, half a day is between 3 and 6 hours. A half day excursions for example isn´t a 12 hours excursion and a full day excursion isnt a 24 hours trip.
But whatever it means for different people I really hate it when people just get nasty and stalk on others beacuse they want a perfect Oxford english on a forum like this.
Sep 5, 2012 12:43 AM
12Fascinating discussion for us language buffs. Agree with Beerfree and Zashibis but I am not an English native speaker.
Anyway, how long would the Sarajevo-Kotor drive take in the end? It is 4 hours and 32 minutes according to Via Michelin but I don't know how accurate that is. In my experience, it usually takes less than what is laid down on viamichelin.com, although that might not be the case here.
I assume Zashibis' six hours will be our reference.
Sep 5, 2012 1:02 AM
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