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It's 1350 steps to climb, to reach the top of San Giovanni, the ruined castle built overlooking the Bay of Kotor.
We find out about the devastating effects that the Red Palm Weevil has on the Palm Trees in Montenegro.
We slow walked around Kotor itself, climbed San Giovanni (the impressive fortress overlooking Kotor Bay) and a speed boat ride to discover some of Montenegro's coast line.
As far as we can ascertain, the hotel used to be used in the former Jugoslavija as a convalescence facility for people with breathing complications or issues.
During the period of the break up of Yugoslavia, it fell into disrepair.
Normally when we travel, we flit like digital butterflies from free wifi to free wifi, as we are not always able to get local SIM cards that offer data only packages and those that do, can be horrendously expensive or limited in what can be provided.
Rakija (rah-kee-yah) is the catch-all term for any kind of spirit distilled from fruit (and not just fruit) and it translates to ‘brandy’.
Normally, we would be planning to take the (normally), many many kilos of apples apples from our garden orchard, to be turned into pure, healthy, apple juice. It's a simple and traditional process, but does take time, and care.
I am putting my neck on the line here, when I say Novi Sad is, so far, my favourite place to be in Serbia.
BiH is still relatively unspoilt compared to it's neighbours.
Yes, I am aware backpackers and couch surfers pass through as well as those young adventurers who are into extreme sports such as climbers, cavers, whitewater rafters, parachutists, and mountain bikers.