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memories from the trip

Maglic Peak

June 8th, 2016
By RETO STÖCKLI
The sunlight of the fresh morning was mirrored on the calm lake. Soon we reached the 220 meter high damn and we took the road at the west side of the lake to a small village called Mratinje. The entry of this road is not easy to find, on first sight you have the impression that you entered the tunnel system ...
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Mountain high - valley deep

June 7th, 2016
By RETO STÖCKLI
Montenegrin are really not early birds so definitely the wake up at 06.00 was definitely too early for Pluzine. Dejano was trying desperately to organize breakfast for us but the only option was a supermarket which open at 6:45 where we bought some Müsli, Yoghurt and fruits ...
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When angles are bowling

June 6th, 2016
By RETO STÖCKLI
Forecast for the weather for Durmitor and Pluzine region was pretty wet. At 06.00, Dejan came up with the idea to escape the clouds and drive down south to the coastal area. Danilo checked with his father, if Orijen would be an option and he received a positive answer back; result was a big smile on his face ...
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Longer is always possible

June 5th, 2016
By RETO STÖCKLI
We left Kolasin at 7:30 in the morning, our goal was the Tara River for some rafting. But before Danilo showed us the Pado trees which can grow up to 70 meters. At 09:00 we arrived at THE BRIDGE. Đurđevića Tara Bridge is a concrete arch and is located at the crossroads between Mojkovac, Žabljak and Pljevlja ...
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Village hooping way above Bay

May 30th, 2016
By RETO STÖCKLI
Today is hiking day, 2 times longer then the intro hike last year when we went to the Gate of Pestingrad, way above Kotor. This year we plan a visit at the various villages way above Boka Bay, These villages are hidden since in the middle age, the villages at the sea shore were unsafe due to the many pirates ...
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Tour de Durmitor

July 11th, 2015
By RETO STÖCKLI
Blue sky and fresh crisp air were the greetings of the morning. After a hearty breakfast, Martina and Philip got their Giant Mountain bikes which seemed to be in good shape. Dejano took great efforts to get these bikes. We started our biking tour around Durmitor. The name Durmitor is probably derived ...
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Cloudwalking to the top

July 10th, 2015
By RETO STÖCKLI
The night here in Zabliak really cooled down to below 10 degrees and it rained over night. Our guide Danilo drove up from Herceg Novi for 2 hours. Needless to say that I shared with him our breakfast. It continued to rain although weather forecast did not say so. We killed our time with Turkish coffee ...
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From the sea to the mountain

July 9th, 2015
By RETO STÖCKLI
Today a sleep in. Last breakfast at 08.00 in our mountain lodge. We packed up for the transfer to Zabliak. But first we had to drop off the dirty cloths and get the Renault from Regina at their residency. Dejan's front wheel needed to be fixed in a repair shop as well which we did in Herceg Novi ...
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Brief history about Boka Bay

July 8th, 2015
By RETO STÖCKLI
My restless buddy Dejan was already awake for hours and searched for the names for my blog and organized an early breakfast with the restaurant owner. What a day to start a day! Again we started our downhiller at 06.00 driving thru the crisp morning air. The lower we got the warmer the temperature but ...
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The gate of Kotor

July 7th, 2015
By RETO STÖCKLI
At 05.00 our alarm bells went off. Since the hotel was still closed we ate a hearty sandwich for breakfast and at 05.30 we started the downhiller in crisp fresh mountain air to Meljine. There, at 06.15 we did a flying change, we handed over our bikes to Dejano and Danilo picked us up in his ...
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On historical tracks of K&K

July 6th, 2015
By RETO STÖCKLI
The day began at 07.00 with a hearty breakfast with self made yogurt, bread, shibika, eggs and very tasty bacon, 2 Turkish coffees woke up our spirits. Today is biking day. As a starter and an overture for the day, we downhilled from our hotel to Kameno. Note that in Montenegro, the stronger always has the right ...
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The adventure begins

July 5th, 2015
By RETO STÖCKLI
Today is the start of our adventure. Dejan, our trip organizer appeared with his Pajero 4 wheel drive exactly on time at 06.30 in front of the residency of Dejan and Regina. We packed up our bag - quiet some luggage for our adventure. Passing by Herceg Novi, Dejan drove us to Borici at the opposite ...
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