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Kotor, Montenegro


Our next stop was in Kotor, Montenegro. This small city is located along a scenic bay, which reminded me of the fjords in Norway (but without snow and waterfalls). It was built between the 12th and 14th century. The Old City is an excellent example of Middle Ages urbanization, consisting of small, narrow streets and squares.  And places to get wine and food.

One of the highlights is the 2.8 mile long wall. Much of this is restored, and walkable, up to the old fort. This takes 1,320 steps, and gives a good test of heart and legs. Of our group, Romola and I were the oldest to reach the top. Yeah!

Montenegro itself became a kingdom in 1910, and became part of Yugoslavia in 1918. The 20th century was a difficult one, and in 2006 Montenegro became an independent state and recognized as the 192nd country member of the United Nations.

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Going towards Montenegro

One of the lintels in the city

One of the lintels in the city

Romola and Tanya, working their way up

Romola and Tanya, working their way up

In the chapel, part way up to the fort

In the chapel, part way up to the fort

A view back from part way up

A view back from part way up

You can see the last third or so of the steps going up

You can see the last third or so of the steps going up

And, a view looking up

And, a view looking up

Shane and Tanya, at the top

Shane and Tanya, at the top

Looking down from the flag on the fort

Looking down from the flag on the fort

Inside the city of Kotor

Inside the city of Kotor

You can see most of the wall here

You can see most of the wall here

A lovely yacht in the harbo

A lovely yacht in the harbor

A church in one of the villages along the shore

A church in one of the villages along the shore

This small island is the home of a chapter of nuns

This small island is the home of a chapter of nuns

Another magnificent yacht

Another magnificent yacht

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