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... The local wines are great, but are spendier than the former Yugoslavian countries we've just been in. Montenegro is not in the EU (yet) but they use the Euro and that might be why.
The hike up to the fort on Christmas day was exhilarating but not too hard. The weather and views were perfect. We took a different route on the way down and passed by an older couple's hut (house?) that sells homemade cheese and Raki from their ...
... to discover that the gates to the beach were locked for the evening. So,.....we walked back to the apartment, washed clothes, and once again spoke to the apt. owner by phone. She wanted to make sure that dinner was good, and that we had everything that we needed. What incredible SERVICE! All of my misgivings about this place were totally misdirected. And the best part was that it only cost us about $25.00 each per night. SCORE!
... 8217;s housed within the monastery. The building contains artifacts such as the hand of john the Baptist and a piece of the crucifixion. Also Madonna of philermos was housed within the building. Also most significantly according to our guide was the fact that the only black icon, is housed in the blue chapel but unfortunately was not on public display.
On entering the small monastery we were told that there were still half a dozen or so monks here ...
... gig. On the way home, we stop in Morinj for dinner. Despite the fact that this town was used as a concentration camp for Crotians during the war in the 90's, it had the absolute best family restaurant (run by the same family for 200 years). If you are ever in the city you must go, just follow the large fish signs. Literally. Absolute, Best, Meal. Ever. And for those curious, we made it back through the Montenegro boarder without a strip ...
... br> Once over the border we realised how truly beautiful and mountainous
this country was. Over 80% of the
country is considered to be mountainous and we could certainly see this on our
way in. We had just past the town of Herceg Novi when we saw the huge expanse
of mountains opening up in front of us. These mountains bordered the Bay of
Kotor or "Boka Kotorska" in Montenegrin, that opens up form the Adriatic Sea
was resplendent in front ...