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Sep 29, 2017 - Podgorica, Montenegro

The flight from Belgrade to Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro, was only about 40 minutes. There was some disagreement on the Internet as to whether or not there was a bus from the airport to the center (all the posts were old). The airport is very small and I quickly found out there is no bus so you need to take a taxi which costs 12€. My driver was very nice and he was very curious why so many Americans go to Croatia and not Montenegro. He was like a walking billboard for tourism in his country and he gave me lots of tips and...

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Sep 3, 2017 - Montenegro

Last night we went to dinner nearby...Central Bar and Grill..And had excellent meals... After we walked to the outdoor pedestrian mall with everyone else in town it seemed and strolled the entire length. It is lined with hotels, a small casino and various little shops selling everything. Vendors set up stalls along the sides. A small waterpark is set up with lighted water shooting up that changes color after dusk. Children were having buckets of fun running....fully clothed...through the spurting water. Squeals of laughter from the children...

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Oct 10, 2014 - Back to Nature

Before we get started on today's recap, I have to tell you a story about yesterday that I forgot to add. It's about the 700,000 cement bunkers the Hoxha built in Albania during his dictatorship. After the engineers had designed and built one for his approval, Hoxha asked them if it was the best thing/the best they could do. They said that it was. He put them in the bunker, fired a mortar at it and...the story goes....the next engineers tried harder! Anyway; on to day 5, Friday, October 10th. And no, we've heard nothing about the suitcases;...

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Jan 25, 2014 - Montenegro

I have spent one week here in Montenegro. It has rained most of the time. I am staying at a hostel with a great owner, who speaks English. I am based in Budva but ventured one day to the capital city, Podgorica. Budva is on the Sea and the capital is up in the mountains. This place advertises its self as the number one Mediterranean vacation spot. Oddly, lots of people don't speak English. The Capital city, even less so. Other things I have noticed, is that there is no international press in this town. And you can not find much online....

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May 20, 2011 - The 25 Hairpins of Terror

Todays entry is a day late, but hey i'm on holidays :-) I picked up a hire car as catching buses seems to be usefule for where the locals want to go. Besides the road I was taking, was not fit for buses. I was going to take the scenic route from Kotor up Mt Lovcen and through to the old Royal Capital of Cetinje. Its described as the must do drive in Montenegro much like the Great Ocean road is in Australia. The start of the climb up the hill was not too bad and soon there was a panoramic view of the Bay of Kotor with just 3 cruise ships...

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Jun 7, 2010 - Ostrog Monastery, MONTENEGRO

Monday, June 7 It was another early morning and a fairly long walk to the bus station. We headed south by bus to Montenegro (approx. 7 hours), along some very windy roads and spectacular scenery arriving at the stunning Ostrog Monastery, which was built into the side of a rocky mountain in the 17th century and has since been a destination for visiting Orthodox Christian pilgrims as well as those seeking a cure for their bodies and soul. Many miracles are believed to have taken place here. After lunch, we went on a hike to the Upper...

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Jun 1, 2010 - Black Monty

First real day off after travel days, cleaning and packing in Zagreb. I’m in Podgorica. There are trees with blossoms, and striking hills in the background (the source of the country’s name, though they are more green than black). At the foot of those hills, the capital of Montenegro sits, one of the ugliest cities I’ve ever been to outside of New Minas, Nova Scotia. Socialist travesties everywhere, blocks long and metres high. I haven’t been to a place this redolent of the Socialist Grey period since I was in Transnistria, the nostalgic...

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