Montenegro

by Norm Longley

Montenegro

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This new, sixth edition of Bradt's Montenegro is the most comprehensive guide available to one of Europe's hidden corners and features many areas not covered by other guides. Thoroughly updated to incorporate all the most recent developments, from practical information on where to go, stay and eat to vivid descriptions, historical insights and in-depth background on both well-known and off-the-beaten track sights, it is an ideal companion for both independent and group travellers. Beach lovers, culture aficionados, hikers, adrenaline-seekers, birding and wildlife enthusiasts and foodies are all catered for, with details of everything from coastal retreats, the Buljarica wetlands and Ulcinj saltpans to Durmitor and Biogradska national parks, Prokletije Mountains and cultural big-hitters such as Cetinje and Kotor, as well as the many reminders of the country's Ottoman and Venetian heritage.
With new flight routes opening up and the tourist board working hard to promote the country, Montenegro's popularity is on the rise. The Via Dinarica and Balkan Peaks long-distance trails both pass through Montenegro and are drawing ever greater numbers, while adventure sports - climbing, skiing, mountain biking, sea kayaking, coasteering, and white-water rafting, to name a few - form an increasingly significant part of the country's appeal. Montenegrin wine, too, is attracting a growing band of devotees.
With medieval gems and a stark rugged beauty, the country offers something for everyone and with Bradt's Montenegro you are perfectly equipped for a successful trip.

About the author

Norm Longley was brought up in Somerset, attending schools in Yeovil and the Quantocks, before studying at university in Bedfordshire. The urge to travel then kicked in and after a period of time in Canada, he went to live and work in Novi Sad, Serbia for several years during which time he travelled extensively around many of the neighbouring ex-Yugoslav countries, including Montenegro. After returning to the UK he turned his hand to writing guidebooks, living in London and Cambridge before resettling in Somerset, which is very much home base now. He has also written for The Guardian and the Independent.
This guide was originally written by Annalisa Rellie, who happily spent a quarter of a century exploring the world with her diplomat husband. When they settled back in London she turned her hand to journalism, writing in a freelance capacity for magazines about travel and food. Her passion for Montenegro, which began with a press trip in spring 2000, continued to grow exponentially as she worked tirelessly on four editions of this, the first English language guide dedicated exclusively to the country. Annalisa died in early 2014.

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Contents

PART 1 GENERAL INFORMATION
Chapter 1 Background Information
Geography, Climate, Natural history and conservation, History, Economy, People, Language, Religion, Education, Culture
Chapter 2 Practical Information
When to visit, Highlights, Suggested itineraries, Tourist information, Tour operators, Red tape and Embassies, Getting there and away, Health, Safety, Women travellers, Travellers with limited mobility, LGBTQ travellers, Travelling with children, What to take, Money, Getting around, Accommodation, Eating and drinking, Public holidays and festivals, Shopping, Opening times, Activities, Media and communications, Cultural etiquette, Living and Working in Montenegro, Travelling positively

PART 2 THE GUIDE
Chapter 3 Podgorica, Cetinje and Lake Skadar
Cetinje, Around Cetinje, Cetinje to Podgorica, Podgorica, Around Podgorica, Lake Skadar
Chapter 4 Bay of Kotorska
Herceg Novi, West of Herceg Novi, East of Herceg Novi, The Boka Kotorska, Kotor, Beyond Kotor, Tivat, Lustica Peninsula
Chapter 5 The Budva Riviera to Ulcinj
Budva, West of Budva, South along the coast, Southeast from Petrovac, Bar, The road to Ulcinj, Ulcinj, Around Ulcinj, The Albanian border region
Chapter 6 Western Inland Montenegro
Podgorica to Niksic, Niksic, Towards Risan and the Boka Kotorska, Niksic to Pluzine and the Bosnian border, Pluzine, Around Pluzine, Niksic to Zabljak, Durmitor, Zabljak to Pljevlja
Chapter 7 Eastern Inland Montenegro
Pljevlja, Pljevlja to Mojkovac, Biogradska Gora National Park, Bijelo Polje, Berane, Beyond Berane, Rozaje, Plav, South of Plav, Plav to Kolasin, Kolasin, South from Kolasin
Chapter 8 Borders and Beyond
To Albania (on foot) and back to Ulcinj (wheels), Via Grncar to Albania and back to Hani i Hotit, From Rozaje to Pec in Kosovo, From Bijelo Polje via Serbia to Pljevlja, From Pluzine to Bosnia via Scepan Polje, From Niksic to Herzegovina via Vilusi, From Herceg Novi to the Prevlaka Peninsula in Croatia

Appendices
Language
Glossary
Further info
Index