A wooden boat sits tethered in the fjord-like Bay of Kotor, near the town of Perast, Montenegro. On a crisp, spring afternoon, we took in this incredible vista from a nearby café, while imagining what adventures lay ahead.
Tricia A. Mitchell is a freelance writer and photographer. Born in Europe but raised in the United States, she has lived in Valletta, Malta; Heidelberg, Germany; and Split, Croatia. An avid globetrotter who has visited more than 65 countries, she has a penchant for off-season travel. Tricia has learned that travel’s greatest gift is not sightseeing, rather it is the interactions with people. Some of her most memorable experiences have been sharing a bottle of champagne with distant French cousins in Lorraine, learning how to milk goats in a sleepy Bulgarian village, and ringing in the Vietnamese New Year with a Hanoi family. She welcomes any opportunity to practice French and German, and she loves delving into a place’s history and artisanal food scene.
A former education administrator and training specialist, Tricia has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in international relations. She and her husband, Shawn, married in the ruins of a snowy German castle. They’ve been known to escape winter by basing themselves in coastal Croatia or Southeast Asia.
Her writing has appeared in Fodor’s Travel, Frommer’s, and International Living.
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18 thoughts on “Photo du Jour: – The Impending Journey – Perast, Montenegro”
LOVE Perast! Enjoy!
We also fell for Perast’s charms, Kimberly. On the day of our visit, it was much like a ghost town. That made looking out onto the Bay of Kotor over coffee and exploring nearby fortress ruins really fun. How long ago were you there?
Three years ago, for a month-long trip in Montenegro (lots of hiking in their national parks, especially Durmitor). Love all of Kotor Bay, but especially Perast. See you next time, Tricia, on Pirate Beach! : )
The national park hikes sound fantastic, Kimberly. I’m jotting down Durmitor as a possibility for the next time we’re in the country. Thank you for the recommendation.
Remember driving round the bay of Kotor many years ago when there was still a Jugoslavia. Beautiful scenery.
It would be interesting to go back in time and see how the area has changed. Do you recall what other spots you visited in the former Yugoslavia?
Looks so nice, wish I was there.
I’d love to go back again as well, Mark. Here in Germany, we’ve had 24 hours of rain, with no sign of it letting up. Where in the world has your work taken you now?
I’m on a rig around a 100 miles north east of Aberdeen at the mo, and we to have some bad weather on its way.
Sorry I’m responding in such a belated fashion, Mark. Here’s hoping that the storms weren’t too powerful. You certainly have a lot of on-the-job adventure!
We kept saying the same thing as we savored this view from a nearby café, Gail. This is such a beautiful part of the world.
Ah, Montenegro! We have friends who go there every year, they love it so much. You have captured one of the best things, for me, about travel, that feeling at the start of the first day in a new place.
Rachael, do you know which cities your friends go to each year? This town (Perast) and Kotor were certainly our favorites. If they go to Kotor, they most certainly must have encountered the Old World cheese-making duo at the fresh market? :)
I am not sure where they go. Always the same place. I will ask them.
Hi Tricia – Did you post anything else about Perast? I love your photos and commentary about Montenegro, so would love to see more of your photos from Perast! We just got back from visiting Montenegro (August 2017) and I am forever in love with that place. We mostly stayed in Kotor but saw some other parts of the country as well.
Hi Olga, thanks for your kind words about my Montenegro posts! Alas, I haven’t shared much more on Perast, but having spent a day there, I think it makes a super day trip from Kotor. Since we were in Kotor in the spring months, I’m curious how busy it was in August. Was it overwhelmingly crowded?