Montenegro...have you been?

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Montenegro...have you been?

Post by Lincoln » Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:48 pm

Just got a email from a cheapo travel website that i use and Montenegro was mentioned....

Anyone here been there?

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Post by WhosieWho » Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:11 pm

Yes, its fabulous & surreal still.
We went in 1990; sponsee was there 2 months ago. Our notes matched.

FireAnt moved there, drove drunk off mountainside? Poontrail casualty of the Stew.
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Post by Lincoln » Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:38 pm

Surreal you say?...another comment i saw online was "Quirky"...what do you mean by surreal?

Sorry to hear about FireAnt...i remember that name (kind of) from the TT of old.

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Surreal.

Post by WhosieWho » Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:15 pm

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We don't know - and didn't say - that FireAnt is actually dead.
Literally, he disappeared from the Stew at that point, chasing poon (or so he said.)

We saw houses on stilts.
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Post by simon_in_exile » Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:29 pm

Haven't been, but it's popular with Russians - I know plenty who have visited, for the sea and the mountains.
Kotor and the "fjord" that's not actually a fjord look great: if you want to do something a bit different, you can go swimming there: https://www.swimtrek.com/packages/swimming-holiday-montenegro-fjords
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Post by Unwashed_Pom » Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:36 pm

We were there a couple of years back. Nice. Food and beverages above average. Like the Croats they're taking advantage of the stunning coastal scenery and hoovering every available cruise ship into their waters. Kotor itself is a stunning setting. Fiord like with a great climb to the old fort above the town. Dubrovnik airport is only a couple of hours away and a good place to pick up a car.

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Post by rezuar » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:59 am

^what he said.
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Post by Purps » Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:31 am

I'm going in September. Going to base myself in Kotor I think- looks to be a good central spot for day trips and very beautiful. Travelling from Dubrovnik by bus, then going to Albania.

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Post by cummy » Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:40 am

here is a post i made in another thread a while ago ...

cummy wrote:i did a montenegro day trip a few years ago ... out of dubrovnik. here are some snappies...

kotor
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budva. about 99.99% of the tourists in montenegro are russian.
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st stephen's island
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Post by Lincoln » Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:50 pm

Just booked to go end of May...we'll be based around Budva and then head out daily to explore,those picture are awesome cummy, i was just reading about that St Stephens island,that'll be on the list for sure.

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Post by pezworld » Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:21 pm

In Kotor hike up to the castle the back way. From another recent post of mine:

If you like a hike, go to the fortress ruins. But go up the back way. Trust me on this. You can go down the front way (the paved path everyone goes on). Go up the Austro Hungarian way described here. Goats. Cows. Isolation. Maybe one farmer lady milking cows. It's lovely.

http://blonde-gypsy.com/2016/06/21/6-th ... ontenegro/
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Post by Lincoln » Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:48 pm

That a great link Pez...thanks

How did you come across that website?...i love the pics.

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Post by pezworld » Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:18 am

I was just furiously googling for a site that describes the back way up. I don't think that's the site I originally read in Montenegro when we decided to go up the back way, but I couldn't find that. The other was a blog too.
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Post by pezworld » Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:36 am

This link is pretty good. We met those goats too and hung out with them a bit.
https://www.oaksandcompass.com/2015/11/ ... -in-kotor/
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Post by pezworld » Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:54 am

Here's a picture of Google Earth tracking of our hike. We went up on the left track, down on the right (with all the other tourists).

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Post by pezworld » Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:02 am

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Speaking of goats, this was at (I think) the church ruins near the top of the left path up (back way). My report after the fact:

So I was intimidated at first, but ehs (a goat expert) assured me that they had no interest in goring me with those enormous horns. In fact, all she wanted to do was get the eye gunk off each of her eyes using my leg and shorts. Which she did for several minutes while I gave her a pat and avoided the pointy part of her horns. (She's actually rubbing her head repeatedly back and forth against my leg in this picture - for a long time.) She was really sweet.
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Post by Lincoln » Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:18 am

How long did the hike take you?

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