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Kiara Gallop  UK Travel Blogger 👣 🚴 ✈ Little bit obsessed with cats, cacti, cheese, and Thailand. 🔜 Luxembourg 📷 Latest post below 👇

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This is Lake Skadar, the Balkan’s largest lake.
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Its surface area seasonally fluctuates between 370 square kilometres (140 sq mi) to 530 square kilometres (200 sq mi). .
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It lies on the border of Albania and Montenegro, with approximately two thirds belonging to Montenegro, and has been protected as a national park since 1983.
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If you're visiting Montenegro, taking a boat trip out on to the lake is an absolute must 😊 🚤

If you're visiting Kotor make sure you take the short drive into Lovćen National Park in order to reach Njegos' Mausoleum. .
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Stupidly we’d left everything but our cameras in the car as we climbed the 461 steps up to the mausoleum, so we didn’t have any money with us to pay the €3 entrance fee. But to be completely honest, I was much happier marvelling at the 360 degree panoramas outside (the mausoleum sits at the top of Lovćen‘s highest peak, Jezerski Vrh) than I would have been looking at a tomb inside.

I really couldn't get enough of this beautiful city! .
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I'll be publishing a post about why you should add Kotor to your travel hit list as soon as I've moved and have Internet connected at my new house 🏡

Looking out over Kotor Bay.
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I could never tire of this viewpoint 😊
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Where's the best viewpoint you've discovered lately?

Don't these flowers look good enough to eat? 😋 I've no idea what they are so I shall call them "candy flowers" 😁

Kotor's cats aren't fussy about where they sleep 😉

This is the kind of view you'll get to lay your eyes upon as you dine at restaurant Stari Most - reportedly one of Montenegro's best restaurants 😋

As it was only a small diversion on route to Cetinje, we decided to visit what is reportedly one of Montenegro's best restaurants.
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Stari Most is named after the bridge it overlooks on the edge of Lake Skadar.
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The smoked cod (pictured) is to die for 😋

The Tara Canyon in Montenegro is one of the deepest in the world, and if you fancy some adrenalin-fueled fun you can either go zip-lining across it or rafting along it 😀
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What's your favourite outdoor activity?

These are the views from Ostrog Monastery, located 900 metres above the Zeta Valley.
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It was one of my favourite stops on our road trip around this incredible country.
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What's the best road trip you've ever taken?

I could wander along the harbour in Perast for hours 😊
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Where's your favourite place to gather your thoughts?

After we picked up the car from Tivat Airport on our third day in Montenegro, our first stop was the picturesque town of Perast.
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Despite only having one main street, Perast boasts 16 churches and 17 formerly grand palaces.
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However its most famous attraction requires a short boat ride, in order to reach it. The tiny island of Our Lady of the Rocks is what the majority of tourists come to see.

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