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Oct 21, 2019 - Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor, Montenegro John writing: This morning we boarded the bus at 8:30 and drove about an hour up the coast to visit Our Lady of the Rocks. This is a manmade island where they built a small church. It is in a scenic location, but I failed to see why it has become such a tourist attraction. Hundreds, if not thousands, of people a day take a boat out to tour this site. It was a pleasant boat ride and it was a cute little church. From there we drove on to the town of Kotor which is at the end of a deep bay. Today there were three large cruise...

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Oct 16, 2019 - Perast (Lady of the Rock)

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – Montenegro chapter Bay of Kotor has to say about Perast: “Looking like a chunk of Venice that has floated down the Adriatic and anchored itself onto the bay, Perast hums with melancholy memories of the days when it was rich and powerful. Despite having only one main street, this tiny town boasts 16 churches and 17 formerly. While some are just enigmatic ruins sprouting bougainvillea and wild fig, others are caught up in the whirlwind of renovation that has hit the town. The town...

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Oct 15, 2019 - Hike To The Fortress

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – Montenegro chapter Bay of Kotor has to say about the Kotor fortress: “Kotor’s fortifications started to head up St John’s Hill in the 9th century and by the 14th century a protective loop was completed, which was added to right up until the 19th century. The energetic can make a 1200m ascent up the fortifications via 1350 steps to a height of 260m above sea level; the views from up here are glorious. There are entry points near the North Gate and behind Trg od Salate (Weapons...

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Oct 14, 2019 - Kotor At Night

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – Montenegro chapter Bay of Kotor has to say about Kotor at night: “Come nightfall, Kotor’s spectacularly lit-up walls glow as serenely as a halo; behind the bulwarks, the streets buzz with bars, live music – from soul to serenades – and castle-top clubbing. Budva’s got the beaches, and nearby Dubrovnik’s got the bling, but for romance, ambience and living history, this Old Town outflanks them all. St. Luke’s Church Sweet little St Luke’s speaks volumes about the history of...

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Oct 12, 2019 - Things That Go Bump!

@@@@@@@ KAPOORS ON THE ROAD On our first afternoon in Kotor we went for a short walk and I noticed a mother taking her son, who was sporting a cast on his arm, into the large white building immediately behind ours. There weren’t any obvious signs that it was a hospital, but then again, the main entrance was on the road on another street, we were walking near the hospital staff parking lot. I mentioned to Anil that it was good to be so close to a hospital in case anything untoward should happen. Famous last words! Two days later I was drying...

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Oct 12, 2019 - The Kotor's Town Walls

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – Montenegro chapter Bay of Kotor has to say about Kotor’s setting and famous town walls: “Wedged between brooding mountains and a moody corner of the bay, the achingly atmospheric Kotor is perfectly at one with its setting. Hemmed in by staunch walls snaking improbably up the surrounding slopes, the town is a medieval Middle-Ages maze of museums, churches, cafe-strewn squares and Venetian palaces and pillories. It’s a dramatic and delightful place where the past coexists with the...

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Oct 11, 2019 - 8 'K' Along The Bay

@@@@@@@ Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – Montenegro chapter Bay of Kotor has to say about the Dobrota: “Dobrota Dobrota is effectively a residential suburb of Kotor, starting north of Kotor’s Old Town and stretching along the shoreline for 5km. Despite the close proximity to its famous neighbour, it retains a distinctive feel. While Kotor looks inwards from its walls, Dobrota gazes out to sea. Foreign investors have renovated many of the decaying palazzos, some of which are much grander than those you’ll find in Perast or Kotor....

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Oct 10, 2019 - The Bay Of Kotor

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – Montenegro chapter Bay of Kotor has to say about the Bay of Kotor: “Gorgeous, breathtaking, majestic, divine; however hefty your thesaurus, the brain-blowing beauty of the Bay of Kotor will leave you struggling for superlatives. Hemmed in by commanding cliffs and shape-shifting between rippling gulfs and sparkling straits, the cobalt cove even manages to defy geographic description: is it a fjord? A submerged canyon? It seems there’s only one way to define Boka Kotorska: unmissable....

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Oct 9, 2019 - By Bus To Montenegro

@@@@@@@ KAPOORS ON THE ROAD It’s only two hours by bus from Dubrovnik to the Bay of Kotor but there is a ‘hard border’ (a term I’ve learned from following too many news reports on the Brexit fiasco in the UK). When we reached the Croatian side of the border, all the passengers were required to get down from the bus and present their passports to the immigration officials. Then the bus drove a short distance and we had to stop once again, get off the bus, but we didn’t have to take out our passports. There’s something a little unusual about...

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May 30, 2019 - Kotor, Montenegro

Thursday, May 30, 2019 Kotor Today a full day of Kotor and no travelling, so we slept in a bit and took our time. At breakfast we met Royale; her plans were to climb the mountain stairs with Tracy at least up to the chapel. Eke felt like she could do that and decided to join them. Brian decided to take it easy and get wine and grapes for the afternoon boat tour. Eke and Royale walked to the old city, which is already a half hour walk. They met Tracy there, paid their 8 euros and started climbing the rough stone stairs that have been there...

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May 29, 2019 - Durmitor National Park to Kotor

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 Savnik – Kotor, Montenegro Up quite early, showered, packed and went outside. We bought some snacks and fruit at the grocery market next door. The view was beautiful – lush, green mountains; it was raining with hints of sunshine so we were able to see a vague rainbow. A very good beginning to the day! They served a very good breakfast: we had a choice from the menu, (no buffet today). We were served and it was hot! We left at 9 am and went through the mountains again. It was raining off and on and the clouds were...

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May 25, 2019 - Montenegro

This is a small country. Only 600,000 Montenegrins. We came down to Herzeg Novi by bus and that is where we’ve spent 2 nights. It is the Palmon Bay Resort with 2 pools, 1 indoor and 1 outside with bar etc. There is gym equipment, a spa and it’s located right on the Bay of Kotor at it’s northern tip — for those who can be bothered looking at a map. But we’ve been busy and sadly have not been able to make use of all these facilities. There are lots of middle aged couples staying here as well, the women of all sizes (mostly pretty plump) all...

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