Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Kotor, Montenegro (17 Oct 2012)

The coastal town of Kotor was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1979. Today, the bay of Kotor attracts cruise ships and luxury yachts of all sizes to its shores.


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Street in Kotor

   
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Street in Kotor

   
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Bay of Kotor

 
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Street in Kotor

 
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Ancient Venetian fortification

 
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Mum and the ancient Venetian fortifications of Kotor.

 
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 Street overlooking the Bay of Kotor lined with cafes and restaurant. It is off season now, so not many tourists out and about.

 
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Road heading north


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Bay of Kotor

 
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Our Sorento at the Bay of Kotor. A short stop – dad spotted a shop selling fresh seafood just across the street. We bought mussels, prawns and sea bass to cook for lunch. Now, we just need to find a spot to cook them.


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Luckily, we did not have to wait long before coming across a small hotel resort that is closed (off-season) to cook our lunch >> Spaghetti with fresh mussels and prawns.

 
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Spaghetti with fresh mussels and prawns for lunch. After lunch, Mum made curry with the sea bass with aubergine and tomatoes for our dinner tonight. Yummy..



After lunch, we continued our drive north to Risan. At Risan, we took a right turn and headed into the mountains. We decided to make a slight change to our original plan and dropped Dubrovnik altogether and headed for Bosnia Herzegovina instead. We were so close to Bosnia Herzegovina and decided not to miss it.


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Here we are taking a short stop to appreciate the picturesque view of the Bay of Kotor and the surrounding mountains.

 
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Our Sorento on the mountain road near Risan


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Bay of Kotor and the town of Risan.


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Bay of Kotor 


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Road from Risan to Vilusi 

 
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 Road from Risan to Vilusi

 
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Road from Risan to Vilusi



We reached Vilusi, a small village near the border, in the evening and stayed the night here. We will cross the border into Bosnia Herzegovina tomorrow morning. The night at Vilusi was the coldest we have experienced so far in our journey. The temperature was about 4OC at night but it certainly felt much colder than that.

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