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    Kosma&#269 fortress

    by JLBG Updated Oct 2, 2005

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    Favorite thing: The ruined Austro-Hungarian fortress of Kosmač stands on a rock, 10 km after Boreti, on the road to Cetinje. I do not know if it can be visited. The fortress itself may not be of special interest but the view on the seashore must be stunning. Next time, I will take a closer look to get there.

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    Budva and Sveti Nikola island

    by JLBG Written Oct 2, 2005

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    Favorite thing: The old city of Budva stands on a small peninsula, which is a little wider than Sveti Stefan's but not that much. The city has developed on the continent, along the bay and has filled the whole valley. It is now the main tourist resort of the Montenegrin coast.

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    Budva and Sveti Nikola island

    by JLBG Written Oct 2, 2005

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    Favorite thing: The old city of Budva stands on a small peninsula, which is a little wider than Sveti Stefan's but not that much. The city has developed on the continent, along the bay and has filled the whole valley. It is now the main tourist resort of the Montenegrin coast.

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    Pržno and Sveti Stefan

    by JLBG Written Oct 2, 2005

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    Favorite thing: This view from the road that heads inland to Cetinje shows the southern shore. If you enlarge the photo, you will see in the first bay the city of Pržno. In the second bay, the continental part of the city of Sveti Stefan while the older part stands on a peninsula in the center of the photo.

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    Narrow streets and alleys

    by karenincalifornia Written Jan 10, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Budva was urbanized in the 15th century, but most of the old town buildings do not predate 1667, which was the year of a major earthquake that all but demolished the city. Budva was rebuilt after that quake, and then suffered another bad temblor in 1979. Most of the restoration since that quake has been completed.

    Typical of many Mediterranean cities and towns, Budva consists of numerous narrow, randomly built streets and alleyways. What makes this city particularly beautiful are the glimpses of the Monetengrin mountains in between buildings as you are strolling through the city.

    Budva, Montenegro
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    Changing rulers

    by karenincalifornia Written Jan 10, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Like all other seaside towns in Montenegro, Budva has changed rulers almost as often as some VT members change their mottos. Budva has been settled, ruled or occupied by the Illyrians, Romans, Byzantine Empire, various Slav rulers (Duklja, Namnajic, Balsic and Crnojevic), Venetians and Austrians. In 1918, the city became part of Montenegro, then after World War II, Montenegro became part of communist Yugoslavia. No longer communist, it is now a democracy and part of Serbia & Montenegro.

    Montenegrin coastline near Budva
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    Overlooked Jewel of the Mediterranean

    by karenincalifornia Updated Jan 6, 2005

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    Favorite thing: I have made two visits here and both times I have been overwhelmed by Montenegro's beauty. On my first visit in 1986, I was certain that Montenegro would be discovered shortly by the rest of the world and would become a booming tourist destination.

    That hasn't happened. In fact, tourism has taken a serious decline since our 1986 trip. The number of overnight stays in Montenegro has declined by 60% over the past 20 years. The foreign markets have all but broken away. The principal demand comes from people living in Serbia and Montenegro, primarily during 6 weeks in midsummer.

    Fondest memory: Montenegro is struggling to build its tourism industry, but it has a long way to go due to lack of financial resources, international class accommodations and adequate water supply. Nonetheless, it was the absence of a booming tourism industry that was so appealing to me on my return in 2004.

    Prices of hotel rooms, gas, food, gifts, and consumer goods are extremely low. Montenegro is a huge bargain. Most places are not crowded. You don't have to peel back layers of tourist shellac to experience the real country. The true nature of the country and culture is staring you in the face. When you travel to Montenegro, you are instantly part of the real Montenegro.

    We ran into no other Americans during our entire stay in Montenegro, which is a plus to me. When I travel abroad, I don't want to feel like I have merely reached an extension of the US. Montenegro is....well...Montenegro and there is no other part of the world quite like it.

    Budva, Montenegro
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    Mogren beaches

    by Aurorae Written Jan 6, 2005

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    Favorite thing: These two beaches stretch out from cape Mogren until hotel Avala. They are among the most attractive and most beauiful beaches.
    It has a very fine quality of sand, not powder alike, but not the pebbles either, and wonderful vegetation behind! A lot of thick pine forests! The only way to access these beaches is passing through hotel complex Avala, and it's sort of exclusive... It is about 100-200m away from the old town.
    Mogren beaches are situated in two sandy coves connected with a natural tunnel through the rocks. On the first one there is an open air bar/club.
    The name comes from the Spanish sailor Mogrini who sufferred a shipwreck and arrived to one of the Mogren beaches. As a sign of his gratitude he build St.Antun church.

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    Slovenska plaza

    by Aurorae Written Jan 6, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Slovenska plaza is the main beach of Budva, outside the old town, and it stretches along entire city coast. There is a huge hotel complex of Slovenska plaza, and a very long promenade full of funny stuff along the beach. In te summer it can be a mess to be around!

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    The Port

    by Aurorae Written Jan 6, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Budva is a big port as well, full of all kinds of boats, from old, small fishermen barges to pompous enormous yachts. But most of the time average size boats and sailboats are anchored in the port. It's nice to take a walk at the dock in the evening and watch them...

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    Cats

    by Aurorae Written Jan 6, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Budva is full of cats, but sometimes they can be really funny. This one was standing like a statue here on the stone in the garden, and NOT MOVING!!! He was just blinking and staring at us. 2,5 hours later, after we've made our stroll around the old town, we appeared at the same point, and there he was, the big cat, still standing in the same position! :)

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    Mediterranean

    by Aurorae Written Jan 6, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Budva is a typical Mediterranean city with stone houses, narrow streets, palms and oleanders, and all that scent of the sea, picturesque windows and plants climbing up the walls, cats lurking from around the corner and the smell of the grilled fish...

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    St. John

    by Aurorae Written Jan 6, 2005

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    Favorite thing: In the back you can see the church of Sv.Jovan (St. John), catholic church.
    It is not clear when the church was built, it is believed in 7th century. Its appearance and condition today are probably the result of renovation after the great earthquake.

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    Beaches

    by Jeca011 Written Jan 6, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Mogren is one of best beach in Budva. It’s sandy beach on which you can have your privacy because if you are not guest in Avala hotel you must pay to enter this beach. But it’s worth every Euro.

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    Narrow streets

    by Aurorae Written Jan 6, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Budva is full of narrow streets and hidden corners. In the summer during the high season, it is so crowded that you can't pass thrrough, as it is so narrow!!! And too many people! It can be a real MESS!!!

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