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Oct 21, 2018 - Trip south to Montenegro

We took a full day trip to Montenegro, part of the former Yugoslavia. We had lovely weather for a boat trip on Boca Bay from the town of Perast to Kotor. Montenegro was never conquered by the Ottomans, so no Muslim influence there. We stopped at the manmade island of Our Lady of the Rocks, made by fishermen dropping rocks in thanksgiving for safe voyages. We had a local guide for our tour, a great seafood lunch, and a pleasant afternoon in great weather.

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Sep 26, 2018 - Montenegro and Back

A strange day indeed. I awoke to excited plans for our day trip from Dubrovnik to Montenegro. Then, as I reviewed the Rick Steves Guide material on which I’d conceived the trip, I began to worry that I might be biting off more than I could chew. Montenegro is a bit on the frontier. As I began to re-read about the Russian oligarch influence, I wondered if there might be too much risk in this. I wanted to do this trip, but not at the risk of our personal safety. I decided to stick to the plan but be prepared to bail if things didn’t “feel...

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Apr 30, 2018 - Day trip to Montenegro

On our drive we saw 7 tunnels in the cliffs which were used during the war. And fish and mussel farms. Montenegro has 630,000 inhabitants and until 1991 was one of the 6 republics of Yugoslavia. It separated from Serbia in 2006. The main port is owned by a Sheik from Dubai and PRtments cost from 5000 to 9000 Euros per square metre. Montenegro is surrounded by 5 countries, Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Albania and Kosovo. Italy is 240 kms away.Our first stop was Perast which is a tiny village on the shoreline of the Bay of Kotor and only has one...

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Oct 9, 2017 - Kotor, Montenegro

Today we were in Kotor, Montenegro is a seaside town in the Fjords of Kotor. Montenegro literally means dark mountains and one can see why. The terrain is mostly uninhabitable mountains covered in trees and dark stones. Only 640,000 people live in Montenegro which is the same size as Luxembourgh which has 7 million people. Montenegro became an independent country in 2005. While there is 120 km of coastline the majority of the people still live in mountain villages. We drove from Kotor, at sea level, 25 km up 1900 metres to Mount Lovcjen...

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Sep 29, 2017 - Kotor, Montenegro

Monday it was raining and I hung out in the hotel for a while hoping it would stop raining. It did not stop so I took off on foot to the bus station in the rain. When I got to the bus station I discovered that the bus for Kotor was leaving in 10 minutes which was fortuitous. I got on the bus and instead of the one hour 49 minute ride I was expecting it took almost 3 hours. The bus went over the huge mountains and then down into Budva and along the coastline and then up to Tivat. When we eventually arrived in Kotor, there was terrible...

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Sep 5, 2017 - Montenegro Coast

Yesterday we drove through mountains and tunnels (most without lights...and long) to Montenegro's coast. At Bari we went south to Ulcinj. We had hoped to see their Old Town but tho we did see cobblestone streets, they kept their Old Town well hidden. After a coffee we went back north. We stopped in at Bari for pizza looking out over the water. By accident, we found a delightful golden domed mosque...or maybe Greek Orthodox as spires not that high. With the sun on it at high noon, it was stunning! Couldn't stop in the heavy traffic. Did...

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Jun 8, 2017 - Kotor, Montenegro

A early start this morning packed my bags and off to the bus station at 5:30 am bus leaves at 6:00, got a couple snacks for breakfast on the bus and we are off. We cross the border into Bosnia for short distant then cross back into Croatia on the way to Dubrovnik. In Dubrovnik we change buses then head off to Kotor about a 45 minute wait to get through the border crossing into Montenegro, then on to Kotor getting there at 14:30 was a long day on the bus but it was not full so had a two seat. A short walk from the bus station to my hotel,...

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May 28, 2017 - Kotor

after a good nights rest it is off for breakfast, head off for the long climb to the top of the fortress some 1400 steps, wow, it is morning and the stairs is in the shade great, took my time going up, wow what a great view from the top nice and cool very few people there. Then back down to the city and a nice cup of coffee and pastry and just to rest a bit. Then out exploring more of the city, it is getting crowded now the cruise ships have arrived lots of people wondering around. I stopped for lunch and just set and watched all the tours...

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May 27, 2017 - heading to Kotor, Montenegro

Breakfast in our hotel very nice, set in the garden area, good coffee and eggs to order, fresh fruit, back to the room to pack our bags sorta wish we could stay another night. Loaded up our bus for a 5 hour trip to Kotor, Montenegro, we stop for a bathroom break just before crossing the boarder, give our passports to the bus driver and he got them all stamped for leaving Bosnia then got them stamped in Montenegro nice and easy we all stayed on the bus. Now at 88 the count goes on, will be here the next couple days then will be on to number...

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May 12, 2017 - Day trip to Montenegro

Before leaving on our trip, I (Trudy) had read about the hoards of cruise ship passengers that regularly descend upon Dubrovnik. Googling for info, I found cruise ship schedules that told us we might be sharing space with 8,000+ passengers on Friday, May 12, our first full day! In contrast, there would only be about 3600 on Saturday, and 350 on Sunday. We had planned to do a day trip anyway, just hadn't planned on doing that our first day, but oh well... did some quick research and ended up booking an all day bus trip to Montenegro's Bay...

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Sep 16, 2016 - Everything you never knew about Montenegro

Day 5 I rose super early...eek before 6:30 am to watch the moon set over Montenegro. We've slid into a bit of a routine, where I dash out for our morning smoothies and then head to the Executive lounge for coffee and toast for breakfast. I also took the opportunity to get some photos of the vessel when there were few people around. Kotor Bay is very long and takes several hours to navigate before you end up at the actual port. We arrived 3rd in line for a port that can only dock one vessel. In this case, I'm assuming size matters, as the...

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Sep 13, 2016 - Kotor Montenegro

Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016 Kotor Montenegro We left Croatia and wound our way down the coast and then a long waterway, through narrow channels and anchored out at Kotor. There were two other cruise ships in port - one at the dock and the other anchored. We had no plans for tours here, and we just wandered around using the Rick Steves guidebook. We found three interesting churches. The first church is Saint Tryphon, Roman Catholic, where his relics reside. Another church in particular, Saint Nicholas, Orthodox, made us think of our friend...

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