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    Sea Urchin

    by xdescendx Updated Oct 3, 2008

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    Sea urchins are small, globular, spiny sea creatures that cover much of the sea floor off the coast of Montenegro. This isn't a bad thing being as they only gather in super clear water. I'd recommend that you wear sea socks or something to cover your feet while walking through the water. Also, if you snorkel, be carefuil you dont brush up against the ones on the sides of the rocks.

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    Euros needed

    by mwat Written Jun 30, 2008

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    Just a word of warning......we returned from Montenegro this Sunday. On arrival last week we had to pay 10 euros green tax before entry to the country. Only Euros accepted , an American woman only had dollars so we helped her out with the required 10 Euros. Long queues can be expected if driving into Monrtnegro from Dubrovnik

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    narrow roads

    by kelmck23 Written May 18, 2008

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    I can not even begin to describe how scary the roads are. When you are driving up on the mountains there are no guard rails and the roads are like one lane wide for both lanes. I nearly had a nervous breakdown freak out many times. My friend was driving so I had to drink a bottle of wine before we hit the road to calm my nerves down....Haha, but the effects of the wine only last a while so I advise you pack a few extras with you. Just remember to drive slow and watch for on coming traffic.

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    Stay Away From Police if Driving!

    by Greatwalk0 Written Aug 3, 2007

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    The Montenegran police are notorious for stopping vehicles with foreign plates and levying fines for the most minor of infractions. If driving through Montenegro always wear your seatbelt and ALWAYS drive with your vehicle's headlights turned on (even during the day) to avoid on-the-spot fines.

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    Relatively poor

    by Kardrew Written Jun 27, 2006

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    Montenegro has had its shares of financial troubles, still has a relatively poor economy & is not so long out of communism (I hope I don't upset anyone by saying this).

    It' s well to bear this in mind when viisting from 'wealthier' countries. Ideally if you can stay local, more of the money from tourism will go into the local community. Many of the larger hotel, run all-inclusive packages & the money stays in the hands of relatively few (likely to be non Montenegrins, often the hotel was purchased in the post-communism break up in dubious circumstances).

    Staying small & local is generally cheaper and you get to meet more people, find out more about the culture & generally experience so much more.

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    The Referendum

    by Kardrew Updated Jun 27, 2006

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    The referendum was just coming up when we were visiting......so the vote was YES! Montenegro will split from Serbia. I'm sure there will be a lot of changes to come. Good Luck!

    Not really the place to put this but I couldn't see where it would belong!

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    The road from Kotor to Lepatani

    by mikelisaanna Written Jul 10, 2005

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    The road from Kotor to Lepatani follows the shoreline of the Boka Kotorska (Bay of Kotor). It is a beautiful drive, but one that was quite nervewracking. The road is very narrow (one lane in many places) and drops right off the edge into the water in many places (with no guard rails). We had to stop and back up to let cars pass and other times had to pull into driveways to let cars pass by.

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    Speed traps

    by mikelisaanna Written Jul 3, 2005

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    In the more heavily traveled areas of Montenegro, you are likely to see a policeman about every 10 km along the side of the road monitoring traffic. It was tough to tell how actively they were writing tickets, but we decided to stay on the side of caution and keep within the speed limits.

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    Roads

    by mikelisaanna Written Jul 3, 2005

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    Roads in Montenegro can be narrow and windy, particularly in the mountains, where roads often have numerous switchbacks. Also, guard rails aren't always available where you think they should be. In the towns, roads often narrow to a single lane, so be careful when passing other cars - you may need to tuck into a driveway or back up to let someone pass. Finally, the roads in Montenegro are not numbered; the signs specify which town the road goes to. Having a good map is extremely helpful.

    However, despite all of these issues, we still had a very enjoyable week driving around the country and wouldn't hesitate to do it again. The scenery is magnificent and touring by car is the best way to see it. You just have to be a little careful.

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    FIRE

    by Drphoto Written Oct 6, 2004

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    A real danger too. High temperatures during the summer, many larch woods, many inconsiderate tourists and fire is started. So please be carefull if you are a smoker or if you have a barbecue with your friends...Save the beauties of Montenegro !

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    WHAT IS THIS ?

    by Drphoto Written Oct 6, 2004

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    Maybe this photo doesn't belong to warning and danger tips but you choose for yourself. Maybe natural beauty, maybe must see activity, maybe tourist trap, maybe off the beaten path, maybe, maybe...The ''rock'' is situated near the village Radovici and definetly looks like dangerous :))))))))

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    VIPERS

    by Drphoto Written Oct 6, 2004

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    This is a real danger in rocki Montenegro. There are two species of viper-snakes in Montenegro, ''sarka'' and ''poskok''. Both are small but very viperous. So, be carefull when you hike around , watch your steps and remember that they never attack people if they are not disturbed. I found and photographed this small ''sarka'' at the Kotor walls. We looked each other in the eyes and we took leave in peace.

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    GRASSHOPPERS

    by Drphoto Written Oct 6, 2004

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    They can be unbelieveable big. Colors are amazing and fluctuating from light green to black with spots, stripes and so on...Actually they are not dangerous at all (be free to catch them) but when you see their size, somwhere in the mind a lamp is blinking...danger, danger...

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    Vegeterians, take cover!

    by Prasnjavi Updated Apr 28, 2004

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    Vegetarians, take cover!

    Serbian cuisine is synonym to sinking your teeth into meat. Lots of it. The so-called "national" restaurants in Belgrade do roaring business, catering to people looking for a classy, old world atmosphere, with lots of wooden beams, bumbling penguin waiters and live musicians. Don't even dream of having a quick meal here - dining in here is a celebration of the best things in life: women, wine, music, smoke and grease. After observing tables being surrounded by podgy musicians, leaving the embarrassed diners wondering whether to ignore them, to stare or softly sing or nod along, you may want to opt for an insurmountable table in a corner.

    Vegetarians, take cover!

    If you don't have to, don't declare that. Being vegetarian here is like being homosexual. Someone will say: "Look, he doesn't like meat?, and it looks like: "Look, he doesn't like women", what is, in this style of life, not acceptable. Everyone is crazy about woman here.

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    Rebuilding Kotor

    by karenincalifornia Updated Jan 28, 2004

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    The 1979 earthquake damaged about 70% of Kotor's buildings. Thanks to assistance from UNESCO, some of the buildings have been restored. In 2003, UNESCO removed Kotor from its list of World Heritage sites in danger because the most remarkable monuments were restored.

    I have read conflicting reports of restoration on the internet. Some websites say that Kotor has been fully restored, while others say many buildings that were destroyed in the earthquake still have not been restored.

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Republic of Montenegro Hotels

  • Radomiri Palazzo Hotel

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    Apr 15, 2013 at 2:16 AM

    I'm about to embark in May on my second trip to wonderful Montenegro and yes the roads are bad but on my last trip I never felt insecure or intimidated. The people in the main are pleasant and willing to help.As with all tourist areas you have to be aware of pickpockets but you'll find these are not the locals but gangs from outside. The fabulous scenery all over the country is a must see and to date my favourite town is Herceg Novi, walking up to the chapel, named by the Italians as Bella Vista then onwards ( only the fittest need try!) to the fort with the famous Bloody Tower where the Turks were repelled. Steeped in history this little country has something for everyone and it appears it's being invaded yet again by Russian investors which can't be a bad thing for the economy.

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