The following day my brother-in-law had a business meeting so hubby and I tagged along. This would never happen if we lived in the States! By the time the meeting was over, it was 3pm, we had lunch and drove back in the rain to the town of Budva. We noticed the Hotel Splendid and hubby pointed out that a few scenes from the James Bond movie were shot here.
After dinner it stopped raining so we walked around town, it was nice to take a stroll since half of the trip involved sitting in the car!
The next day, we had a break in the weather. We drove first to see the Sveti Stefan Island from the road.
I read that Andrea Bocelli gave a concert there. Afterwards we drove to the town of Tivat to see the construction of Port Montenegro, a marina for mega-yachts. I was surprised how pedestrians were allowed to walk around. Again, this would never happen in the States. Probably because there are no law-suits here if you get injured? Our last stop was the city of Kotor.
When we drove through it the first time, it was at night time and my jaw literally dropped when I saw the city walls illuminated in the mountains. It was like seeing a mini version of the Great Wall.
We walked through the Sea Gate, the main entrance to the old city.
Found our way to the entrance of St. John's Fortress
and we began climbing the 1,350 steps
Half way there!
The Bay of Kotor. In Croatia ,Montenegro is known as Crna Gora which literary translates to Black Hill.
Our new friend
Despite the rainy weather I wasn't disappointed with our trip. Montenegro is a beautiful country to visit. I'm thankful we made it back safely. On our drive back we heard reports of snow and accidents and in a way I was glad Beli didn't travel with us and that she was safe with her grandparents. Today is hubby's birthday and his parents' anniversary. We have many reasons to celebrate! How was your weekend?
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