There were lots of burned out homes along the road to Montenegro. With the War
With Croatia, the area around and south of Dubrovnik was shelled
repeatedly. Local houses were looted and burned. The Serbs
and Montenegrins never did get inside the Dubrovnik city walls, so the
treasures were protected. There was 1 1/2 years of occupation by
the army from Montenegro in the area south of Dubrovnik.
The army of Serbia and Montenegro placed land mines on their withdrawal.
There is still the process of slowly
removing the mines. A new border crossing is being built by
Croatia, but land mines were found which slowed the project. Fields could not be farmed until mines
It took 45 minutes to get to the border from
Dubrovnik. Entry fee of €180 for the bus to enter
Montenegro. No passports were stamped on entry.
We drove around Kotor
Bay to reach the town of Kotor.
We had a walking tour of the walled city and a great view of a fortress
on the hillside.
Further south was the town of Budva.
It was completely destroyed in a 1979 earthquake and then rebuilt.
A little further south was the resort
of Sevti Stefan
- used to be an island fishing village. Now it's an expensive
resort with sandy beaches.
After a full day we returned to Dubrovnik for
a home meal in a small village
near Dubrovnik. The tour group was split into groups of 6 or 8
people then dropped off at different homes for dinner. We went
to the home of Pereza & her husband with a maternal aunt
helping. They spoke little English, but we had our guide with us
so it was another