Evening lights reflect on Kotor Bay

If we really have to do a top 10 list of the most beautiful places, this one should be in the list… First, coming to Kotor: we had so much fun traveling from Bosnia to Montenegro because we had no idea how to change countries in the Balkans. They are so small in size one thinks she’s changing cities instead of countries. We took the train from Sarajevo to Mostar, then from Mostar took the midibus to Herczeg Novi, passed the border, then from Herczeg Novi to Kotor Bay, all on the same day....

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From Sarajevo to Kotor Bay

The Balkan countries, with their proximity and size can be visited quite easily combining a couple of places. With no prescheduled itinerary we flew to Sarajevo from Istanbul, spent the weekend in this elegant city with Ottoman heritage; then traveled to Mostar by train and from Mostar found a bus which was going to the Kotor Bay via Herceg Novi, passing the Croatian border. We then rented a car in the city of Kotor and circled the gorgeous bay and finally dropped it at Podgorica airport...

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From Sarajevo to Mostar

Stari Most, the Mostar Bridge has become a symbol of the civil war in ex-Yugoslavia, when Europe and the whole world watched the savagery happening right under their nose. For almost 500 years it had stood elegantly but during the war it was destroyed in 1993 by the Croatians, and it became iconic later on. Today one can visit the small town and see the bridge renovated. It’s a couple of hours from Sarajevo, we recommend you to take the slow but scenery rail road, travel along the valleys and...

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Road trips in Montenegro: From Kotor city to Podgorica

The old town of Kotor, sharing the same name with Kotor bay, has a magnificent look with its perfect location on one of the hills that open up to the bay. It has a long history which goes back to the Phoenicians. For almost seven centuries it was ruled by the Romans, then was occupied by the Visigoths, Serbian kings, Slovenian tribes, each ruling for short periods. After a short period of independence, it was ruled by the Venetians for about three centuries. Then comes the occupation by the...

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