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29 Apr 2009

corner view - modes of transportation

Montenegro is the Italian version of the country's name. Translated as black mountain. And that's what it is. This tiny little country is mountain after mountain after mountain.

In the small town that we live in, there are plenty of cars around, but the most common mode of transportation is..... feet.



Stairs and stairs, and then more stairs, means that getting easily to most places (if you live close to town) is a matter of walking.



And when you get into the centre of town, well, there's a little more stair climbing to do. I think this is the reason that despite pastry for breakfast, locals are generally slim.

A popular pastime, is walking along the promenade. For us, it means about 250 steps down. It's how we justify the ice-cream when we get there.

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22 comments:

  1. So beautiful. So old, full of stories, full of redemption for those creamy pleasures. Like a grandmama city. What's the native word for the place?

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  2. Montenegro looks remarkably like here: we also have lots of mountains, and stairs, and steep roads!

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  3. Beautiful looking place Mon! I hope you get to stay there and enjoy it fully..

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  4. That is such a beautiful place you live !!

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  5. Absolutely beautiful. I'd stay slim if I lived there too!

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  6. What a lovely place! With excellent public transportation!!

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  7. it is soooooo gorgeous. love seeing all of those stairs.

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  8. Exquisite. I've heard over and over how beautiful Montenegro is. I love the energy of mountainous countries. It's dynamic and powerful. I do miss that a lot.
    Oh, and living there would certainly keep you fit...

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  9. sorry, plain and beautiful!

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  10. wow, this so made me want to visit there...your other pictures on past posts too...it's not just the visuals, it's the energy that comes through for me...it seems a bit whimsical and not so heavy as other parts of Eastern Europe, do you think that's true?

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  11. You must be in great shape with all the walking and stairs. Thanks for the beautiful pictures! Great corner view!

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  12. You are making me miss Europe! Beautiful photos!

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  13. ditto girl in the yellow shoes! i love all the stone, all the steps, the ancient buildings...

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  14. I enjoyed reading your post. I don't like stairs but it looks like such apretty place I would walk too see it.
    Nice pictures, thanks for sharing.

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  15. I was wondering how everyone stays so fit, this explains a lot! :) Gorgeous photographs.. I would love to live someplace steeped in so much history!

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  16. wow to all those stairs and walking there is no need to workout. great pictures. xoxo

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  17. WOW... could that be any more beautiful!! Love this post!

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  18. I love getting peeks of where you live. Great pix!

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  19. I didn't know that you lived in Monetnegro; your pictures are beautiful. What a lovely place to live. So glad you shared.

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  20. Oh wow beautiful photo's....yes walking....much better for taking everything in and being present....and better for the icecream!! ha!

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  21. That first picture reminds me of a place I stayed at in San Remo, Italy. I remember doing stairs when I lived abroad in Madrid. Holy cow, did my calves get huge!

    What I like about walking everywhere is that you get to experience the city more. You are IN it, rather than driving through it. I wish I could walk to more places around here...we live in a very residential area, so not much to see but houses.

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