Budva and a glimpse of luxury (from a distance)

Drive into Budva and you will understand why this is by far the most popular destination in Montenegro in summer. It is packed to the rafters. And definitely feels that way. Clearly many pick Budva for their summer holidays (especially popular with the Russians according to Petar), but it felt just too oversized for us.…

Konoba Catovica Mlini

Confession time . . . I like food and I do like to spoil myself with a good meal when I travel (especially if recommended by a local). Sometimes they are a gastronomic experience and other times an ‘adventure’. Then there are times when the food is completely overshadowed by its surroundings. Konoba Catovica Mlini…

Perast – Lady of the Rocks

A church on an island built by local seamen dropping rocks at the same spot every time they return safely from a voyage? A tapestry woven using the weaver’s own hair? These are the captivating stories from the village of Perast in Montenegero. Nestled at the foot of St Elijah Hill on the Gulf of…

Huffing and Puffing in Kotor

One evening after spending enough time in Kotor’s Stari Grad (Old town), we decided to walk off our excesses and hike up to the Castle of St John. The views from the top, we were told, were stupendous. But this means climbing the formidable walls of the Kotor fortress. Gradually built over ten centuries to…

Timeless charm of Kotor

Located at the foot of a towering mountain that overlooks onto the sea, lies the gorgeous medieval town of Kotor. The walls that protect this city extends upwards into the hills. They are skilfully carved into the slopes that in the grey of the mountainside are barely discernible. At night however, they are brightly lit…