Mountains in Montenegro
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Todayâ€™s going to be a long day so we had a 6:30 wake up call and were on the bus by 8:30. We traveled to Kotor, a medieval walled town on
The major sights in the town were its three gates and two old churches. The Cathedral of St.
Our dayâ€™s tour guide is Stephan, a native of Kotor, who is very proud of everything Montenegrin. He informs us that the tiny country has four distinct climate zones and altitude from zero at sea level up to 3,000 feet. Weâ€™re about to experience all this since weâ€™re going up a mountain road with 25 switchbacks to reach Cetinje on the other side of the Montenegrain mountains. Fortified at the top of the mountain by a snack that would be lunch under normal circumstances (wine, bread, cheese and prosciutto) we continue to the old Royal city of
By now Iâ€™ve gotten the impression that
They have needed these tactics. Given poor rocky soil and high mountains with a coastline easily invaded by Turks, Venetians, Austrians and anybody else with a navy, the Montenegreans have retreated into the mountains when attacked. They survived there, independent, subsisting on what they could farm on tiny rocky plots. The stone walls of the tiny terraces are still visible all through the mountains. Seemingly no area is too remote for a farm.
We have â€ślunchâ€ť at 5:30. Lunch seems to be any meal with more than one course and we are taken back to the hotel. By now weâ€™re not interested in dinner. I stick my feet in the