The fine beaches around Budva and its ancient walled city make it a prime tourist destination.
The walls around the old city date back to the 15th century when it and Kotor served ports for the capital Cetinje hidden in the mountains inland. Now, Budva has been completely restored and converted into a vacationer's paradise.
Fresh fish and seafood, good service and the view out to sea justify the high prices these outdoor restaurants charge.
Below, two views of the quaint narrow streets of the old city.
Two churches, the pink one obviously Orthodox.
And here is a view of the Budva marina showing the road snaking up the mountain towards to Cetinje over the line of beaches in the background.
This building, now called the Biljardja Hall, was the residence of the Vladika-Bishop Petar II Petrovic who ruled from 1830 to 1851.
Hidden in the woods beyond is the monastery, founded two years after Cetinje became the capital in 1482 and rebuilt in 1794, that was the seat of the theocracy that resisted the Turks for centuries.
This small church, next to Biljarda Hall, is of historical importance but I forgot why.
This modest building not far from the Biljarda Hall, was the Palace of Nicola I Petrovic, the last Montenegrin King.
The Historical Museum, large for so small a country, is nonetheless definitely worth a visit.
There were very few tourists in the streets of Cetinje early May but it must be said that there were very few tourists anywhere that winter.
The Cyrillic lettering said "Zetski Dom" meaning "House of Zeta" but the people I asked could not tell me exactly what this fine blue building was.
And of course, I would take pictures of the local market.
From here, I went back to Bar and the next day took an early bus to Ulcinj where I caught a minibus to Shkodra in Albania.
I stopped in Ulcinj just long enough to look around before catching a minibus going across the border to Shkodra.
This street goes down to the port and the nearby beaches, I was tempted but more anxious to discover mysterious Albania about which the Serbs had told me such terrible things.