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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
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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
Inside
Outside

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
Kotor

Europe » Montenegro July 26th 2014

Hi, Si here. From the border with Albania (having dropped off our Polish hitchhikers!) we headed to the Montenegron Coast at Petrovac. Unfortunately, it was a little disappointing. During our trip, many people had warned us that the Adriatic Coast would be teeming with people and far too busy at the height of summer. Until now, it had not proved to be the case. However, that is how we found the Mountenegron Coast. The campsite was predominantly Serbian and Eastern European and the beach was rammed, rather dirty and smelly (caravans line the beach) and it is difficult to find any sand without people or sunloungers. We therefore moved quickly on to check out the Bay of Kotor, a beautiful bay consisting of an inner and outer bay backed by steep mountains. Unlike the coast, we ... read more
Bulgarica Beach
Kotor Old Town
Kotor Old Town

Europe » Montenegro July 11th 2014

Herceg Novi, Perast (take a boat for 5 euros/ person to see Gospa od škrpjela ), Cetinje (the best: road trip by the old road from cetinje to kotor with 25 serpentines), Kotor (beautiful old town) , Prcanj (little town near the Kotor),Canyon Pliva River (you shold see also the Canyon Tara river), Budva, Sveti Stefan, Stari Bar, Ulcnj,... read more
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Europe » Montenegro July 8th 2014

I took a day trip to Perast just to see another town on the coast as well as to go out to the island with a church on it. It was another cute place.... read more
Kotor coat of arms
Perast old town
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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 » Podgorica July 4th 2014

This part of my trip was another special time, because I was again able to reconnect with friends. I met Karsten and Birte in Borneo ten years ago, when I first traveled on my own. They were doing a year or so abroad, and I think inspired me to do the same. Two years later I did. Last year, Jeroen and I met up with them and their son in Hong Kong for a short time. They were just moving from Germany to Montenegro. Although I got close last summer, I didn't make it to Montenegro on my trip in eastern Europe. But this summer, I did and it was great. I arrived on a Friday afternoon, a little earlier than I expected. I took a cab to their house and met with Birte and her ... read more
Canyon on way to Montenegro from Sarajevo
Canyon on way to Montenegro from Sarajevo
Mountain view in Montenegro




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