The mountains visible from the Montenegrin coast hint at the beauty of its interior, an area sadly bypassed by most travellers. The capital, Podgorica, is one of the most natural in Europe but gets almost no backpackers while Cetinje, the former capital, makes a delightful stopover. Best of all is the mountainous north, particularly Durmitor, a spectacular national park where you can hike though unspoilt pastureland, ski past 2000-metre-plus peaks, or raft through the colossal Tara Canyon.

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Ten hours of beauty from Podgorica to Belgrade

Ten hours of beauty from Podgorica to Belgrade

Travel writer Mary Novakovich is awestruck by the beauty of mountains and rivers on a ten-hour-long stuffy train ride from Montenegro's capital to Belgrade. …

09 Jul 2014 • Mary Novakovich insert_drive_file Article
Formidable fortresses - 20 imposing castles

Formidable fortresses - 20 imposing castles

From India to England, epic castles and forts have been built to withstand wars across the world. Here's a look at some of the most impressive. 1. Rumeli, Turk…

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