Tag Archives: Kotor

Price Check: What Things Cost Around the World

Price Check: What Things Cost Around the World

Aimed at helping travellers staying in holiday rentals and settling into a place for a while, Price Check is a series of posts in which we reported every two weeks on the prices of groceries (no, not only beer) at each destination we stayed on...
Just another afternoon in Kotor, Montenegro

Just another afternoon in Kotor, Montenegro

This is the second of my time lapse photography videos from Kotor, Montenegro. You can see the first here. This one was shot between 17:46pm and 21:13pm with a photo taken every 20 seconds. This is an afternoon to evening time lapse looking across to the...
Weekend Eggs: the Kotor Edition

Weekend Eggs: the Kotor Edition

Sometimes my quest for a weekend eggs recipe reaches a dead end. Here in Kotor people tend to head to a café and have a pastry or one of the wonderful slices of cake such as Dobrotska torta (a lovely local almond lemon cake) rather...
Sipping on Slivovica – a Kotor Brandy Tasting

Sipping on Slivovica – a Kotor Brandy Tasting

I’m used to drinking vodka, even the home-made stuff, and I’ve drunk my fair share of Jenever, the gin from Netherlands and Belgium. But nothing prepared me for the burning sensation in my throat from the first tasting of slivovica, the Serbian grape brandy, during...
Climbing up to Kotor’s Castle Of San Giovanni

Climbing up to Kotor’s Castle Of San Giovanni

After strolling Kotor’s Stari Grad, you should have warmed up enough for a walk up to Tvrđave Kotora or the Castle of San Giovanni (St John) for stupendous vistas of the fjord and a fabulous birds-eye-view of the Old Town. While it’s not strictly-speaking a...
Strolling Kotor’s Stari Grad

Strolling Kotor’s Stari Grad

In Kotor, the Stari Grad or Old Town is where it’s at! A mini-Dubrovnik of elegant stone houses, skinny lanes, and sunny squares, the best thing to do here is simply to wander the streets of this wonderfully preserved walled town. Here’s a walk to...
The Dish: Riblja Čorba or Fish Soup

The Dish: Riblja Čorba or Fish Soup

Kotor is intrinsically linked to the sea, as are its people. The steep slopes of the majestic fjord guide the green waters to the sea, where many of Kotor’s men throughout history have earned their keep. Whether it was the Venetian maritime influence or just...
Local Knowledge: Vesna from Kotor

Local Knowledge: Vesna from Kotor

Local guide Vesna Alavanja doesn’t walk, she bounces. And she skips. And she sprints up the steps when Terence suggests he shoot her portrait at the top of a stone staircase in the Stari Grad or Old Town of Kotor. The woman oozes energy, even...
Kotor Take-Homes: Supermarket Snacks and Souvenirs

Kotor Take-Homes: Supermarket Snacks and Souvenirs

Nobody is going to come to Kotor to shop – what makes the town engaging is its history, architecture, and stunning setting – but there are some fun things to buy in the supermarket and local market, either to take home as souvenirs or simply...
Price Check: a Kotor Shopping List

Price Check: a Kotor Shopping List

Shopping may not be a highlight of a visit to Kotor, but shopping for food here can be fun. There is a tiny communal market every morning except Sunday just outside the city walls, a few small supermarkets in the newer parts of town, and...