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Europe » Montenegro » Kotor » Kotor August 30th 2015

"Why did you come to Montenegro?" This is the question the locals ask us when we tell them we have come from Australia. They must underrate the natural beauty of their country (the coast line at least) as we think it is worth a visit. Bar was our first destination (its the name of the town not the type we often visit to drink!) and one that I had not expected to linger in for very long, but we decided that we liked the laid back feel of this rather modern town with a lot of sporting facilities near our apartment. The beach is long and there is a pedestrian path alongside it, which we used for our morning runs. We also passed the large basketball stadium, many football (soccer) pitches, a good athletics track, tennis ... read more
Sveti Stefan
Budva old town

Europe » Montenegro » Kotor July 14th 2015

We stepped out of our apartment much refreshed the next day and just had time to get breakfast in a cafe and walk around the town for an hour or so. On account of the hike up the Jerzeski Peak the day before and the ridiculous heat at 9 am, we decided to leave the 1350 or so steps of the Kotor walls and fortress for a return trip (we'd also seen the state of the people that had just come back down!!). The town is considered the best preserved Medieval city in Europe and is full of old world charm. It's a bit bigger than Trogir and overall feels more spacious. Although we liked Trogir, we definitely preferred Kotor Old Town and the whole area in general. On the way in the day before we ... read more
Kotor Old Town
Kotor Old Town
Kotor Old Town

Europe » Montenegro » Kotor » Kotor April 17th 2015

The sad saga continues. 17 April 2015 Friday. After an uneventful flight from Helsinki, I was met in Dubrovnik by my friend Mike. After picking up my bags we proceeded to the rental car company. The cars were parked closely together so when we noted the scratches and dings, we couldn't really see the lower part of the car. It was only a couple days later when we saw the full side of our car that we noticed a scratch on the lower passenger side front door. I'm sure that is going to come back to haunt me! Soon we were on our way down the Adriatic coastline to Kotor, Montenegro, about a two hour drive. Our intent was to have lunch there and return to Dubrovnik about 4 pm while there was still daylight to ... read more
The Island of St. George and Our Lady of the Rocks
Bob with the Island of St. George and Our Lady of the Rocks in the background
Main Gate to Kotor

Europe » Montenegro » Kotor » Kotor January 7th 2015

Our days here are coming to end soon......... so on the beautiful day which also happens to be the other Christmas celebrated here in Montenegro, the Orthodox Christmas, perfect day for a last hike. Now most people blog about the hike up the old fortress wall starting in Old town, which is a fabulous walk up 1320 some stairs but the hike we enjoy is on the other side of the walls. Quiet, except the odd call from the hillside goats, or the odd stray cow, it is about 4 km hike straight up to the top. We did this one time before but got way laid at a house the had a small pub, but this time we were determined to make it too the top.(hopefully). The trail is an old road at the bottom ... read more
house at the top of the hill
Stopped for a beer

Europe » Montenegro » Kotor » Kotor January 6th 2015

Sometimes when you are in a strange new country there are places and people that make you feel at home. Our apt is at the far end of Debrota a few km from Old town Kotor. It is a little quieter here, not so many students and cars, not so many parties, but in the evening it is a little far to town for a beer or a snack. On our walk we found our new favorite pub and restaruant, The Premier Gold Bar and Restarant, where from the moment we stepped inside we new we had found our new favorite place. From the moment we stepped inside the bar, we felt at home, the bar keeps were friendly and welcoming, and spoke English! Bonus for us as our Montenegren is limited to Please and Thank ... read more
Premier Golden Pub

Europe » Montenegro » Kotor » Kotor October 19th 2014

I am a first timer here, sorry for the errors but I will learn. We left cold Canada to travel and travel is what we are doing. We have a small flat in Germany on the Mosel river as a home base, hoping to stay for a while there first. But we have to wait for our retirement visas to off we go................. We found our selves having to leave the Schengen area of the EU, well there are only so many places you want to go in the winter so Great Britian was out of the question. So we set our GPS to Kotor Montenegro, Where?? Never even heard of it before. It took us a couple of days from the far side of Germany to Kotor. There are no major Autobahns that we were ... read more

Europe » Montenegro » Kotor September 4th 2014

So it was goodbye to Bosnia & Hersegovina and hello Montenegro. Next stop was the rafting camp at Šćepan Polje, just over the border. So close to the border in fact after we got stamped into Motenegro, we went back into Bosnia & Herzegovina to drive to the camp! We were greeted by cute apline-like cabins, a gorgeous flowing river and a stunning backdrop of mountains with mist coming over. While most of us had drinks, Maree and Claire went rafting. Since there was limited activites due to the rain, I had a bit of a snooze then joined the others who got into the wines we had bought at the wineries! After a hearty dinner, it was off to bed for another early start. The next day we drove to the Ostrog monestary. Built into ... read more
Mist coming in over the mountains
Ostrog monestary

Europe » Montenegro » Kotor July 7th 2014

Of course, when anyone thinks of Montenegro, they think of the coast. Kotor has a beautiful old city and is at the coast - perfect.... read more
Kotor old city
Kotor old city
Kotor old city

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

Europe » Montenegro » Kotor » Kotor June 29th 2014

More photos of our wonderful trip to Kotor... read more

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