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Good morning Montenegro

It’s not every day you wake up in Montenegro. But here I am! We have been driving to the lovely town of Kotor by the bay. The country is very beautiful and friendly, even though most people cannot even find Montenegro on a map.

It almost had its fifteen minutes of fame in Casino Royale from 2006, where Bond visits a picturesque town in “Montenegro”. But unfortunately no scenes were actually shot in Montenegro, and the town on screen was in fact Loket southeast of Prague. The Hotel Splendide visited by Bond and Vesper can be found in the town of Karlovy Vary in western Czech Republic, with real name Grandhotel Pupp.

The country did however manage to get a bit of Bond, since Pierce Brosnan shot a few scenes of his latest movie November Man in nearby Perast and Herceg Novi last year.

One would almost think that all this secrecy was made on purpose to keep the hordes of tourists away. Let them all perish in the crowds of Dubrovnik while the people of Montenegro can enjoy their beautiful country on their own. Or something like that.

Kotor The town of Kotor, Montenegro.

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    Lunicrax
    16 Apr, 2014

    Very cool. Although Dubrovnik is very beautiful too :)

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