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North Montenegro

Stories and Photos from my travels around North Montenegro.

Destination 》EuropeCentral and Eastern Europe  》Montenegro

Year Visited: 2018 – October

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While staying in Kotor, Montenegro, during our backpacking through the Balkans journey, we joined North Montenegro day tour organized by our hostel. It was a full day trip visiting most important sites in the North Montenegro.

Boka bay, our first Photo-stop, the little town of Perast, settled at the foot of St. Elijah Hill.
Our second Photo-Stop, for a breathtaking view of the Boka Bay.
Our third photo-stop, Two lakes near the town of Niksic; Lake Krupac and Lake Slano.

Our first real stop was Durmitor Natinal Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Durmitor National Park was founded in 1952, and designated as a World Heritage Site in 1980.

Welcome to one of the section of Durmitor Natinal Park.
Black Lake, the largest lake in Durmitor National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; there are 3.5 km of walking paths around the lake.
Black Lake is a glacial lake, located on Mount Durmitor, at an elevation of 1,416 m.
Raul enjoying breathtaking view of the Black Lake, the largest lake in Durmitor National Park.
I guess Kayak renting is an option during peak season in Summer or during weekends, as we visited during October and during weekdays, there was no-one around to rent it from.
Father-Son Duo enjoying the National Park.
You can say I loved this place, so peaceful here!
We met this Gentleman from China, after a month. First time we met on the bus from Niš, Serbia to Pristina, Kosovo.

Next stop on the tour was Tara river canyon. It is the longest canyon in Montenegro. It is 82 kilometers long and is 1,300 meters at its deepest, making it the deepest river canyon in Europe! The canyon is protected as a part of Durmitor National Park.

Djurdjevica Tara bridge, built between 1937 and 1940. One of the most spectacular part of Tara river canyon.
Tara river canyon.
Tara river canyon.
Raul is enjoying Extreme ZipLine across Tara River Canyon. Zip 1050 meter across the world’s second deepest canyon at speeds that range up to 120 km/h! This ZipLine across Canyon Tara is classed as one of the fastest in the world.

Our Last stop was Ostrog Monastery, one of the most revered religious sites in all of the former Yugoslav states. Ostrog Monastery is dedicated to Saint Basil of Ostrog, and houses his relics, which are reported to have healing powers.

The Monastery of Ostrog, a Serbian Orthodox Church, originally built in 1650, situated against an almost vertical background, high up in the large rock of Ostroška Greda,
The day we visited, it was some kind of a special day, thousands of believers were waiting to get inside. Some of them waiting since a night or two before, came prepared with sleeping bags.
All these believers were waiting for many hours, some of them stayed here since last night.
With thousands of believers waiting for many hours, there was no way we could get inside, decided to take pictures from outside and leave.

As this was a day trip, we arrived back in the Ancient fortified town of Kotor, to continue our backpacking through the Balkans journey next morning to Dubrovnik, another fortified town and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Croatia.

By Window on The World

In May 2017, 23 days before I was going to complete 50 years, grabbed an opportunity and took an early retirement.. Picked up a backpack and traveling ever since.. Love to travel around the world, experience different culture, local cuisine & drinks .. and take pictures.. so far been to 108 countries and still counting...

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