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Good enough for James Bond – Montenegro

March 19th, 2010 by The JetSetter Team | Comments Off on Good enough for James Bond – Montenegro

Daniel Craig’s first filmrole as British superspy, James Bond, found him staring down worldly villains across a Baccarat table in Casino Royale. Much of the movie was set in the tiny Balkan country of Montenegro, which happens to be the second youngest in the world, achieving its independence in 2006.

Any country good enough for Bond, should be good enough for you. Did they actually even shoot the movie there? Who cares! What’s important is to keep Montenegro on your radar. This emerging Mediterranean hotspot might not be quite ready for prime-time when it comes to tourist attractions but the table is set. The Bay of Kotor and the sandy beaches of the Budva Riviera are gaining popularity. However, head into the mountainous and forested back country and you’ll find tiny villages that don’t even appear to be open for business.

That will likely change soon, for better or worse.

Yes, as a matter of fact you can get to Montenegro from the United States, so if you want to spend a few days behaving like a debonair superspy in European splendor, it’s going to cost you about $1,200 per ticket (round trip) and 15 hours of your life (one way) to get there from the US. Check out aggregate travel website Orbitz for the latest info.

Is Montenegro worth it? Maybe. We’ll keep our ears to the ground for new developments.

The JetSetter Team

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