Montenegro Journals

A Summer Stay in Montenegro

A July 2006 trip to Montenegro by KatyOlson

Kastel Lastva Photo, More Photos
Quote: A long summer stay on the beaches and in the hills of Montenegro.
Kastel Lastva Photo,
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In the Montenegrin beach town of Petrovac na Moru ("na moru" means "of the sea" in Serbian), the lofty, wooden-pillared motel Kastel Lastva sits high on a slope, treating its guests to a view of the swirling green ocean and tanning beachgoers below. Separated from the beach by a stretch of pavement and a three-minute walk, the motel features unusual, Magritte-like paintings in the brick-and-wood lobby, and airy rooms with balconies big enough for two. There are no credit card machines nor room service, but your negotiable room rate (I paid $200 for a 14-night stay) includes friendly service and a daily traditional Montenegrin breakfast of eggs, bread, assorted cold cuts and coffee. While it is...Read More

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Montenegro Bus Tours

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Kastel Lastva Photo,
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At the last quarter of the paved road in Petrovac, the main road that separates sand from hotel property, sit two daytrip salesmen. Friendly and eager to practice their English, the pair convinced my companion and I to purchase a number of excursions - from a day of white-water rafting with brusque, knowing guides, to an afternoon-long cruise along the coast's glistening waters and sporadic islands. The most memorable of these was a day-long trip to the port city Dubrovnik in nearby Croatia. A four-hour bus ride and a stamped passport will land the curious traveler in Dubrovnik, Croatia's major port city that, in 1991, was rocked by major bombing and destruction. A museum remains today as trib...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 1, 2007