Upon declaring its independence from Serbia in June 2006, Montenegro became the world’s newest country. It held that honor until February 2008, when Kosovo took its place at the head of the line. In any case, the world’s second-youngest country is one that’s only recently gotten back onto the tourist map; Montengro’s tourism industry suffered significantly during the bloody years of Yugoslavia’s dissolution. Incredible sights like the Bay of Kotor, as well as a very extensive ad campaign on CNN International, however, ensure that it will soon be on the itineraries of tourists from around the world.
Blog Entries We Wrote
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Pictures We Took
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Cities/Areas We Visited
- Bay of Kotor (July 15, 2008)
- Cetinje (July 15, 2008)
Places We Ate
- Restoran Pizzeria Hogar (Cetinje): The incredible friendliness of our server at this sidewalk cafe only added to an already great (and huge!) meal of smoked ham and cheese, pizza and goulash.
Things We Did
- Drove around the Bay of Kotor, winding our way up the 25 switchbacks of a very steep mountain
- Stopped at a small home and sampled the cheese, ham and raki (a traditional Montenegrin drink) that they had for sale.
- Visited the Cetinje Monastery and saw a decayed hand that, supposedly, is that of John the Baptist
- Visited the National Museum in Cetinje, where we found the ancient, bullet-riddled flag that Todd Rolapp’s ancestor rescued from the Turks
- Capital City – Podgorica
- Currency – Euro
- Exchange Rate – 0.63 Euro to $1 ($1.58 to 1 Euro)