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Europe » Montenegro » Žabljak October 20th 2019

After breakfast at our apartment in Kotor we hopped into the car and set off for the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Durmitor National Park. After driving for a while on good quality new roads we wondered when they would run out….and discovered the answer not long after as we pulled up behind some cars. The cars had obviously been stationary for quite some time as people were milling around. After we’d been sitting there for a while I hopped out of the car and walked to the front of the traffic jam to see what the hold up was. There were concrete barriers blocking the road… As one of the cars at the front of the traffic jam was a taxi I figured we’d be moving at some stage so headed back to the car. On ... read more
Snake Lake
Black Lake
Đurđevića Tara Bridge

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
Orahovac

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

Europe » Montenegro » Kotor » Kotor April 4th 2019

Despite disturbed sleep last night, my energy was up for a long, full day in Montenegro. About forty minutes down the main road was the emigration post for Croatia. Our driver, Tomas, collected our passports and presented them through a window to the official, who did a computer scan and solemnly stamped each one. We drove a few minutes on, and Tomas presented the bunch of passports to the Montenegrin official, who just stamped us in. A moment later we were stopped for a police check; the official made a motion of checking the passports, but he didn’t really. Montenegro is lusher than Croatia (4000 mm of rain compared to 400 mm annually). Some trees were adorned with white flowers, from which the petals dropped like snow. The upper parts of the mountains were dry with ... read more
Bay of Kotor
Kotor, old city
Cevapcici

Europe » Montenegro » Kotor » Kotor October 4th 2018

This morning we were on the bus by 9 as we had to drive to the port to get the car ferry across to the peninsula on the mainland. We only had to wait a little while to drive in the bus onto the ferry and once we were in, we hopped off the bus and went upstairs. It was very windy this morning - apparently this was coming from some cyclone activity near Italy - so after sitting outside for a while, I had to end up going inside once the ferry started to cross the channel. The ride across didn't take very long and then we were back in the bus and heading down the peninsula towards Dubrovnik. Intererstingly, some of the Dalmatian coast was given to Bosnia Herzegovina after the war, so if ... read more
The town of Ston, with the wall on the right
The city walls - Kotor
Inside the old town at night with he walls & fortress lit up in the distance

Europe » Montenegro » Kotor September 17th 2018

Today we leave Albania with its crazy drivers and intermittent roads and head for Montenegro. After a cheesefest of a breakfast we drive to the border which takes ages to cross. Not because it’s particularly busy but because it’s particularly slow. Queuing is arbitrary, Albanians keep pushing to the front and the border guard drops what she’s doing to deal with them instead. Finally we’re through and in the rural south of Montenegro. After about a mile, a red light appears on the dashboard, the car starts beeping and displaying a ‘check engine’ sign. Not the best start to the day. After a few miles of driving our sick car along tiny gravel roads, we reach the highway which runs along a ledge between the mountains and the bright blue Adriatic Sea. We stop briefly at ... read more
Sveti Stefan
Sveti Stefan park
Budva




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