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Counting our Savings in Kotor

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"Not every lake dreams to be an ocean. Blessed are the ones who are happy with whom they are." - Mehmet Murat Ildan

Foodie moment

Stephan, the guy that worked in our hotel, recommended we head out to Bastion III, and we were very happy we followed his advice!. Bastion III is another branch of the restaurant that our accommodation was situated near (Bastion I). It was just outside the old town walls which means that it was cheaper but also dead quiet, we were the only people in for a late lunch! Regardless, we had the Beef Goulash and a Boiled Beef with Vegetables, with my new favourite... Shopska Salad (tomatoes, cucumber, onions and grated feta cheese on top)..... Yummy, cheap comfort food!


Cultural moment

The biggest cultural difference we have found since entering Montenegro is that it now actually feels like we are in Eastern Europe. To be honest it is mostly because the prices are more what we expected than in Croatia. But it is also because the people seem like they are just making a living, but not trying to get every possible cent out of all tourists that pass through!

Wow moment

Kotor is set on a spectacular bay, it's huge! Its a long and windy drive around the outside, but the amazing view around each corner make up for it! The towering cliffs that surround it make it unlike any other place in the world!


The old town of Kotor is amazing to look at. Pressed up against the base of a huge cliff, the rest of it is enclosed by its original walls. Then snaking up the cliff are another set of walls leading up to the fortress that sits on top of the cliff. The inside of the old town has the trademark cobblestones and windy streets, which twist and turn you until you are not quite sure where you are... until you burst out on a bright square... hmm but which one?! Needless to say a map of Kotor is at the same time, essential and useless!!


What we learnt today

The beach in Kotor was touted as a sand beach,and we eagerly headed out to it... Unfortunately I would in fact classify it as a 'gravel' beach not sand! Comfier then stones but really not sand!!! It is possible to lie on it, but you do have strange spots on your back afterwards that kind of look like you have some sort of pox!


Posted by travellinglise 10:28 Archived in Montenegro

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