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Postcards: Herceg Novi (ME)

Our summer vacation this year is broken into two parts; the first, a shorter trip to Montenegro, and the second, a slightly longer one to Italy later next month so I can also attend one of my best friends’ wedding. We flew in and out of Dubrovnik, given reasonably-priced flights in comparison to those into Montenegro, and we were not that far away from the border. We arrived in Herceg Novi within the hour after our plane landed, which included crossing border controls that sit strategically with a view of the Adriatic sea. Not too shabby a workplace.

Herceg Novi

Herceg Novi

We had not intended to be in Herceg Novi initially, but due to transportation scheduling etc (long story and I won’t bore you with the details), we found ourselves with a few hours to quickly explore this coastal town that sits near the entrance of the Bay of Kotor. We deposited our luggage at the main bus station for a small price of €2, took the street past the adjacent cafés that leads downhill, and reached the Nikola Ðurković’s Square after a few minutes walk. Standing before us, the city gate with a clock tower that is the threshold to cross to get into the old town.

Just beyond, beautiful singing drew us close to the Church of St Archangel Michael at Belavista Square. The Sunday service was taking place, and worshippers who arrived late were spilling out the door. Spotting a sign for the fortress of the town, we followed the trail uphill just to find its gates firmly locked, and a sign that indicated its rest day. Sunday, of course. No view of the Bay of Kotor from the fortress for us then, just simple walk-about.

Herceg Novi

Herceg Novi

Herceg Novi

Herceg Novi

Herceg Novi

Herceg Novi

Herceg Novi

Herceg Novi

Herceg Novi

Herceg Novi

We explored the town rather haphazardly, walking its small streets and finding the paths that would lead us to the sea. It was a very warm day, perfect for a swim, and I couldn’t stop laughing when F dug out a set of mask and scuba from his daypack. He had been that eager to swim in the sea that he had carried these as hand luggage on departure from Paris! As I was woefully unprepared (since I had photography gear in my daypack instead), I stood by the edge of the pebbled beach with my feet in the lapping water.

When our stomachs grumbled for some food, we went back to Belavista Square and had lunch on the terrace behind the church. Intrigued by the mention of pizza sandwiches on the menu, I duly ordered one (of course!) and honestly, it was good. The simplest description I could make is pitta-shaped pizza bread sliced in two and with filling added make it a sandwich. Sated, time to grab our bus to Kotor!

Herceg Novi: full photoset on Flickr

 

All posts in this series:
Montengro: Postcards: Herceg Novi | Flickr Photoset
Montengro: The medieval town of Kotor | Flickr Photoset
Montengro: Up, up, to St John’s Fortress | Flickr Photoset
Montengro: Postcards: Perast
Montengro: Kayaking the Boka Kotorska
Montengro: Kayaking in Lake Skadar
Montengro: In search of the Walnut Valley
Montengro: The ruins of Stari Bar | Flickr Photoset



Category: Europe, Montenegro, Travel

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4 scribbles & notes

  1. medca says:

    Looks like F is always prepared for the sea hehehe ;) Kotor in BM kekekek

  2. Selena says:

    that’s an astounding place!

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