Montenegro

Montenegro:

I love Montenegro. I knew nothing about the place until I rocked up. But out of the 40 countries I’ve visited in my life, it’s in my Top 5. (Don’t worry, I won’t do a tedious Top 5 list though). Montenegro, which sits just below Croatia, means black mountain. And as you fly in, you’ll see why.
The rugged coastline and deep green sea is surrounded by towering mountains of rock and dark trees that makes the landscape look black – beautful but formidable.
It truly is one of the most stunning countries in the world.
There are old towns with fortified walls nestled on the water.
There are beaches with make shift bars set up in summer where it’s perfectly acceptable to binge drink in your speedos all day.

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A view you’ll only find by doing a mountain bike tour with Montenegro Plus.

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Looking down to Kotor, whilst driving up Mt Lovec.

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The Fortified Town of Kotor – A UNESCO World Heritage Site

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The beach by Sveti Stefan (Celebrity Island).

 

THINGS TO DO IN MONTENEGRO:

There’s heaps to do, such as mountain biking, visiting fortified, UNESCO heritage towns, white-water rafting, skiing, boating, kayaking, canyoning, hiking and, well, putting on a pair of speedos and drinking at a beach bar all day.

Budva, Tivat and Kotor are all good places to base yourself.

Also visit Sveti Stefan (Celebrity Island), Our Lady of The Rocks (an island church) and definitely don’t miss the stunning drive up to the Njegos Mausoleum on Mt. Lovec.

Whatever it is you want to do though, these adventure tour companies can help:

Montenegro Plus: http://montenegroplus.me/

and Adventure Montenegro: http://www.adventuremontenegro.com/

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A leisurely mountain bike with tour company, Montenegro Plus.

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Njegos Mausoleum, Mount Lovcen. Inside lies a famous local poet’s grave.

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ABOVE: The Sveti Stefan (Celebrity Island). A nice day trip to the beach. Buy a few local beers from the local supermarket and enjoy.

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White Water rafting in a canyon that runs though Montenegro and Bosnia

 

BEST PLACE TO STAY IN MONTENEGRO:

I stayed in Jana apartments on the water just outside Tivat and would highly recommend it. It was only 40 Euros a night for a two bedroom apartment with air conditioning…and well, just check out that view below.

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The view from our balcony in Tivat

 

 

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