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Europe » Montenegro » Kotor June 29th 2014

Kotor: Early this morning we entered into the Bay of Kotor and proceded to our anchorage area. The Bay of Kotor known simply as Boka, is a winding bay of the Adriatic Sea in southwestern Montenengro. The bay is about 28 Km long from the open sea to the harbour of the city of Kotor. It is surrounded by mountains of Orjen on the West, and Lovcen on the East. The narrowest section, Verige Strait, is only 300 Metres long. Once we weigh anchor we head to our next port Venice. We don’t have any organized tour for today and are just doing our own thing with Judy and Greg. Today we decide to arrange our own tour and hired a local taxi driver to show us the sights. The cost was 15 Euro each for ... read more
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Europe » Montenegro » Kotor » Kotor June 29th 2014

More photos of our wonderful trip to Kotor... read more
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Europe » Montenegro » Kotor May 21st 2014

There are 35 photos in this blog for Kotor Montenegro. By the way, if you are enjoying the photos let us know as we enjoy hearing from everyone back home. :O) This was a very pleasant surprise in our journey by boat around Italy. Actually one of our better stops! We made it around the "Boot" of Italy and watched from not too far away the landscape of that area of Italy. Makes us want to venture back to this area as it look "less traveled" by the tourists. Anyway back to Kotor Montenegro. We pulled into the sunken river valley of Kotor Bay winding our way up the river several miles to the city which sits right on the bay. Kotor has a great mountainous backdrop, in fact the entire area did as we came ... read more
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Europe » Montenegro » Kotor November 3rd 2013

"Crna Gora" means "Black Mountain" and is the Montenegrin name of Montenegro. Montenegro is a small country with about 600.000 people between Serbia, Croatia and Albania. The country separated from Serbia in 2006 and became an independent country. In Montenegro they use the Euro as national currency, although they're not part of the European Union (yet). The country is trying hard to promote itself abroad as a tourist destination and they have a goal to convert to country into a destination for upper-class tourists. A lot of Russians visit Montenegro since they don't need a visa to visit. From Dubrovnik I decided to take a daytrip to this country, which wasn't planned, and I don't regret the choice I made. The border-crossing took about 30-45 minutes to get into Montenegro (less when going back to Croatia) ... read more
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Europe » Montenegro September 21st 2013

Well it has been a while since our last blog...the laptop died and we believed it dead for a couple of weeks...and then miraculously it revived itself – hooray!! So we are now sitting at the airport in Munich waiting for our flight to Dubai and planning on doing a little bit of catch up! Okay, now that is explained, our apologies given and accepted, I will paste below a blog I wrote a couple of weeks ago and was not able to post...enjoy! We arrived in Montenegro after a surprisingly good sleep on our overnight train from Belgrade. To be honest, after seeing the cabin I wasn’t really expecting to! But we had our pastries and chocolate to munch on and they provided blankets and pillows...plus, we managed to get a four person cabin to ... read more
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Stari Bar

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Europe » Montenegro » Ulcinj » Ulcinj August 26th 2013

I left Cleon early this morning and I must admit that I was quite tired from the beers last night, I'm getting old I guess. Well, I took the 7am bus to Shkodra where I would take the 4pm bus to Ulcinj. This gave me a good six hours to check out Shkodra and on the top of the list was of course the impressive Rozafa Fortress. It is quite a hike to get to the fortress and the locals don't seem to know the way there so it took me a while and I was soaking by the time I got to it but it's so worth it! The castle is quite open so you can explore it even underground without anyone hindering you and it's a really neat experience going down below there. The ... read more
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Europe » Montenegro » Podgorica August 8th 2013

After many border crossings we finally made it to Plav, Montenegro. It was such a struggle to find our hotel as it was tucked down back streets that slanted dangerously and had more pot holes than actual road. It turns out it was signposted but only in the local language, which is Montegrin, nevertheless we eventually found it after getting lost several times. I have never seen the point in spending a lot of time or money on hotels, but I could have spent forever and my riches at Hotel Kula Damjanova. It was more of a lodge than a hotel. It was on two floors with a spiral type staircase, and was made entirely from wood. It was perched on the lakes edge, and was decorated by oriental rugs hanging on the walls. It was ... read more

Europe » Montenegro » Podgorica July 31st 2013

Saying goodbye to Andreja saw me settle back into the usual groove – you know what that is - slow and steady and lots of photo taking but with a bit more restraint than I’ve shown in the past. Somewhere along the line, I left the Tara River and joined the Moraca River. I think this happened after Kolasin – not sure. But there it was, another river and yet another spectacular canyon. Nature is amazing. Just when you think it can’t possibly get any better it does. In fact, I would have to say that the Moraca Canyon is the most beautiful I’ve seen so far. Big call. But getting there involved a pass (manageable) and then, well, as before a whole vista opens out in front. Mountain, after mountain, after mountain for as far ... read more
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Moraca Monastery
Moraca Monastery

Europe » Montenegro » Kotor July 15th 2013

July 15 We chose Kotor because the photos of the bay looked extremely inviting, and also because of rich cultural heritage and a possibility to swim. We flew with JAT Airways from Beograd to Tivat, took a taxi to Kotor Old Town for 15 Euros (rather expensive for such a short distance – quite reachable by foot but there is a long tunnel through the mountain), and, having grasped a map at Tourist Information Centre, entered the fortress gates while following the printed hostel directions which proved helpful – our feet came directly to its door within no time and not a single deviation from the correct path. The old town immediately left a deep impression on me, it felt so cozy though narrow and with lots of outdoor cafes and crowds of tourists, but nevertheless, ... read more
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Europe » Montenegro » Budva » Becici July 5th 2013

Podgorica, Virpazar (Lake Skadar), Budva, Kotor, Montenegro 3 to 5 July 2013 We got up early from our Bushat, Camping Albania and was on the road by 8.30am after our fresh bread was delivered. We were off to Montenegro. As we were crossing the river that flowed out of Lake Skadar (Albania side) we saw a secondhand bike place. Tom found a suitable bike. It had riden around Italy so the tires needed changing. They didn’t have the right size so the guys serviced it and we tied it onto the back of the camper. Crossing the border was no problem. About 30 kms after the border crossing we arrived at the capital of Montenegro, Podgorica (population 145,000). The roads had been good (later they were not so good!). We drove around the city and saw ... read more
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