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Jun 5, 2010 - The Monties

Montenegrins, or Mountaineers as I prefer to call them, have a distinct look from their close Serbian cousins. They are generally tall, dark-haired and dark-eyes, and occasionally you see on the men a mop of tightly curled black hair. Depending on its length it either brings to mind early Greek sculpture of Hittite warriors (short) or the heyday of Freddy Mercury (long). Of course Freddy was of Persian ancestry, but you knew that, right? If you check a photo of the Montenegrin football player Stevan Jovetic you'll see the kind of hair I...

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Jun 5, 2010 - Virpizar

We travelled inland to Virpazar for a visit to Skadar Lake National Park. A town of 150 people and very few tourists staying there, we had met many of the locals within one hour of our arrival. Offers of boat trips abounded, but we were most interested in the offer of a fresh fish dinner at a house for a very reasonable sum ($13 each). And we could bring our own bottle of wine. So with wine in hand we climbed the steps to the house. The girls we saw in town, but had not yet met, served us dinner. And what an impressive dinner it was. Fresh...

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Jun 3, 2010 - Tips For Travellers

It's a cool June Montenegro night and, as I work through my second set of blisters in 17 days on tour (take no advice from me on blisters), I am moved to pluck some of the fruits of my accumulated wisdom as regards travelling in the Wild, Wild East. The caveats: I am a single traveller, so of course, if you're planning on following my advice when travelling, you'll have to ditch your mate. You won't regret it. The second caveat: if you're one of those precious North Americans who accepts "only the best" stop reading NOW. Get off my blog...

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Sep 24, 2008 - Tending Bar

Our destination was Kotor, Montenegro. We discovered that there was no direct route between Tirana and Kotor, and that we would have to go to Shkodra in Northern Albania and fin our way from there. Shkodra looked like a fairly big city, and Kotor looked like it was less than 200km away, so we just assumed that we would have little difficulty going between Shkodra and Kotor. We should have known better. Arriving in Shkodra we learned that there are no official trains or buses than run between Shkodra and Kotor. I’m always surprised by the...

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Nov 20, 2007 - Bar

Plan C was never a possibility. I wanted to make it to Tirana today so I checked the bus times last night, for whatever reason the early bus along the cost is not running. I needed to get to Ulcinj, the last town in Montenegro, early enough to get across the border early enough to catch the last bus or train to Tirana at about 1pm. The first bus from Budva direct to Ulcinj was at 11:30, far to late to get any further so I decided to take the 8am bus to Bar, the next major town along the cost and see if I could get a bus from there. I was...

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