Blogs from Kotor, Montenegro, Europe


Europe » Montenegro » Kotor » Kotor September 19th 2021

Short stop in Kotor traveling from Croatia to Albania. Short blog entry, too. Did the same trip in 2012 but in reverse. This time I had planned to ascend the Ladder of Kotor (Cattaro is the Italian name, the trail is an old route to Cetinje before roads connected Kotor) all the way to Lovcen National Park. But after a couple of Germans I met at the hostel thoroughly knackered themselves hiking to Lovcen the day before, I was dissuaded and only climbed to the trail junction a couple of hundred meters above the fortress. Great views the entire way. $US ≈ €0.85 Accommodation and food There are way more hostels now than back in 2021. Guesthouse STEP was €9/night including taxes in a 6 person AC dorm. Place is fairly new, super clean, decent kitchen, ... read more
Bay of Kotor and Old Town
Bay of Kotor and Old Town
Bay of Kotor and Old Town

Europe » Montenegro » Kotor September 3rd 2021

Our last and final day in this beautiful country. We had breakfast (bacon and eggs!) before loading up the bus one last time. We had a three hour drive down to our last stop: Bay of Kotor. This place is probably what most people think of when they hear "Montenegro". It's like a fjord, with two large bays and narrow access to the Adriatic Sea. It is very mountainous, so the internal bay at least has one narrow road that winds between the mountains and the bay, and a few little villages dotting the coast. It was already beautiful. We had had only one short stop on the way down for a coffee for the others and bathroom break because we were on a strict schedule to make our boat ride at 11am. We had some ... read more
Bay of Kotor - Perast
Bay of Kotor
Kotor Old Town

Europe » Montenegro » Kotor » Kotor August 8th 2021

Bonjour à tous, Ca aurait dû être une journée fabuleuse, mais elle a été en partie gâchée.!!!! Je triche un peu quand je mets Kotor, le village où je suis ce soir est tellement petit, de même pour les avoisinants, que je fais au plus simple. Si je ne rempli pas les cases, continent pays etc, je ne peux pas publier. Je reviens sur ma caguade d'hier avec la réservation d'hôtel. Je cherchais, à loger à Kotor et environ. Les premiers hôtels qui s'affichent, 1700e 1200e la nuit, 800-700-400, ça fait quand même un peu beaucoup, je ne suis pas en voyage de noce. Le reste tout complet. J'élargi, jusqu'à Dubrovnik, tout complet, j'ai tellement élargi la recherche, sans vérifier la distance que je me retrouve à 80km de Dubrovnik. Mais l'hôtel en vaut vraiment le ... read more

Europe » Montenegro » Kotor July 9th 2020

Z ubytka vypadavam nieco pred 8/00 a hrrr sa do ulic stareho mesta. Takto rano prakticky ludoprazdne. Kamenne uzke ulicky, pozatvarane obchodicky, restiky. Fajn kostolik aj s pevnostou. Nakuknutie na plaz hned za hradbami, tam restika, more ciste. Pri vonkajsich hradbach uz otvorene restiky a prvy kavickari. Domaci si objednaju jednu kavicku ci vodu a vydrzia pri tom sediet aj hodinu. Ja si davam capucino v restike hemingway pri vrchnej promenade. Vzdy tam bolo plno. Kava vsak dost horka na mna, mliekova pena super. Bus do kotoru mi ide o par minut. Klasika na stanici kupeny listok s 1€ prirazkou, listok pipnuty o citacku kodu a uz som na perone. Na tejto stanici moc rusky nedodrzuju. Prichadza fajn mikkrobus, opat nik rusky a smer kotor. Cesta bezproblemova. V kotore som uz o 1000. Check in je ... read more

Europe » Montenegro » Kotor » Kotor October 18th 2019

We left Berat at about 9am and retraced our steps back to Shkoder. After stopping briefly in Shkoder to spend our last Albanian lek on some soft drink we continued on back across the same border crossing we’d entered Albania at. The border was busier than on the way through, but still not too bad. After crossing the border we continued on to Podgorica. Our first task back in Montenegro was to sort out sim cards for our phones. We entered the phone store and asked the assistant whether they sold tourist sim cards, to which she replied no. Then asked if they had any short term sims, to which she replied no. When I asked if they said do you sell prepaid sim cards, she said they did and that they had one which lasted ... read more
Pavlova Strana viewpoint, Lake Skadar National Park
Bay of Kotor

Europe » Montenegro » Kotor » Kotor September 5th 2019

We were ready to visit a new country to us, Montenegro. In fact it is not only new to us, but is quite a new country as it had been part of Yugoslavia and became an independent country in 2006. We sailed from Cavtat in Croatia after doing our official check out paperwork to the Bay of Kotor. Montenegro actually only has a total of 182 miles of coastline, with a third of it being the shores of the Bay of Kotor indicating how large it is. While going along the coastline of Croatia we continued to see numerous bunkers and even at the border of the country at the entrance of the Bay of Kotor there was a fortification still standing proudly over the cliff there. On the other side of the bay which is ... read more
There Are 6 US Flags Here - Can You Find
This Russian Boat Actually States It Is From Russia
The Coastal Walk From the Marina

Europe » Montenegro » Kotor August 4th 2019

Four ports in Four days. Dubrovnik, Croatia We stepped out on the pier and into a wooden boat for a short sail to the Old Town. There are now hotels along the coast as tourism continues to grow in importance here. The old town is walled against invaders but during the Balkan war it was besieged by the Yugoslav troops and it took weeks before the siege was broken. Bullet holes are visible on the walls as a re I dear of that dreadful time. In 1666 a massive earthquake devastated more f the Romanesque architecture and the town was rebuilt in the Renaissance style. I would love to show you the wonderful pictures I took but (Drat, Damn, and Oh Sh-t) I deleted them by mistake. That was a first. After a walk around in ... read more

Europe » Montenegro » Kotor » Kotor June 26th 2019

And off to Montenegro the land of the second tallest people in Europe apparently - or so we thought! Not long before we were due to catch the ferry to Bar we found out we needed the original V5 documentation to travel on the ferry - which of course we didn’t have. An hour or so later and after a call to Chris he kindly searched their house to find the original - once found he sent us a pdf and we tried to use that. Clearly it’s the info on the document they want not just to see a piece of paper but no! First the ferry agents berated us for not having such an important document in the car. Then checked they asked us to send the PDF to them and after talking with ... read more
Sveti Stefan - view from our balcony
Sunset Sveti Stefan
Lilies on Lake Skadar

Europe » Montenegro » Kotor » Kotor May 31st 2019

Nach den entspannten und größtenteils einsamen Tagen in Bosnien sind wir wieder bereit für etwas Massentourismus und wollen uns Dubrovnik ansehen, wohlwissend, dass wir nicht die einzigen Touristen sein werden, dass man sich vermutlich durch die Gassen schieben lassen muss und innerhalb der Altstadtmauern vermutlich kein Plätzchen für sich alleine haben wird. Aber zunächst brauchen wir noch ein Weilchen, bis wir unseren Campingplatz, übrigens auch der teuerste und schlechteste der bisherigen Reise, bei Dubrovnik erreichen. Denn wenn man von Mostar kommend die Hauptstrecke in Richtung Dubrovnik fährt, reist man zunächst aus Bosnien aus und nach Kroatien ein, und zwar so richtig mit allem was dazu gehört, denn man reist ja aus einem Nicht-EU-Land in die EU ein. Allerdings ist die Grenze hier recht wenig frequentiert. Dann fährt man allerdings auf der Küstenstraße, die alle Tou... read more
Dubrovnik (7)
Dubrovnik (11)
Dubrovnik (12)

Europe » Montenegro » Kotor May 7th 2019

What a lovely little town Kotor is ! I had vaguely heard of the bay but not the town and it is delightful. Unfortunately the weather was terrible . A huge amount of rain fell on our way from Mostar and continued for 24 hours . We were staying in the old town , a walled city , and the narrow streets were full of water .Fortunately there are no vehicles allowed within the walls so the only splashing was from the downspout s .I had been wearing my sport sandals when I arrived but by 6 pm my feet were cold and I warmed them up in the shower before heading out for supper in my runners , which were soaked through in a short time. The next morning our sea kayak adventure had to ... read more

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