confession: I am obsessed with james bond.
Daniel Craig is clearly my fave … he looks like JB I tell ya.
So do you remember Casino Royale’s Montenegro gambling scenes?
I obviously did.  So off we went to Montenegro.
Then we discovered, once there, that much of the scenes that said “montenegro” were actually filmed elsewhere.  But these mountains below apparently made the movie.  famous mountains!
When you pass into the border you get a much different feel, not the prettified croatia we had been used to. 
And even though it rained most of our visit, Montenegro still has a gorgeous landscape.
and good wine & cheese (:  
JB bought a 1 billion dollar yugoslavian dollars … for a Euro.
The antique market in Budva was one of my favorite stops!  
{that little bug i’m wearing… oh he deserves an upclose shot and a story!  coming soon (: }
With love from Russia (:  


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  • Reply Daina @ New York State of Mind

    That cheese platter looks amazing, as does everything else about your trip! I love exploring markets in different cities as well.

    Always love to read about all of your travels. What great experiences!

    August 5, 2011 at 11:51 am
  • Reply jillian :: cornflake dreams.

    wow! so beautiful. i loved the new james bond too! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

    August 5, 2011 at 11:52 am
  • Reply Corey @ Learning Patience

    Looks heavenly – can't wait to hear more about that cute bug around your neck! xoxo from Trinidad

    August 5, 2011 at 11:56 am
  • Reply Ashley

    Antique Markets are always one of my favorite parts of traveling- you can always find such fun stuff!

    August 5, 2011 at 12:29 pm
  • Reply Collins

    Yep, can't wait to hear about the cute little bug….
    Beautiful photos, as always!

    August 5, 2011 at 12:36 pm
  • Reply MarieHarmony

    Montenegro, another lovely destination! Your photos are just so inspiring we would all love to join you right now.
    Can't wait to hear the full story of this cute bug!

    August 5, 2011 at 12:52 pm
  • Reply Taylor

    love your outfit in that last pic…pretty skirt!

    August 5, 2011 at 1:08 pm
  • Reply Katie Freel Smith

    The Casino Royale movie was my hubby and I's FIRST DATE!!! 😀 Think that's enough of an excuse for him to take me to Montenegro??

    Haha, and I'm pinning your outfit photo- PRESH 😉

    Blessings- Katie

    August 5, 2011 at 1:22 pm
  • Reply Kristina

    mmh, this cheese looks delicious!! makes me really hungry 🙂

    August 5, 2011 at 1:49 pm
  • Reply Mariel Torres

    Hahaha i LOVE this post because I too LOVE james bond. My fav being pierce brosnan ('cuz of looks) but there is no denying that craig can kick some butt ;). Now I wanna go to Montenegro! When I go I'll make Sean dress up in his best suit hehe

    August 5, 2011 at 2:24 pm
  • Reply Sist and Sist

    i love the buggy!!!!

    August 5, 2011 at 2:28 pm
  • Reply Sam {}

    your hubs does look like DC!!! gorgeous pic of you. hope you're having a blast 🙂

    August 5, 2011 at 3:02 pm
  • Reply SHF

    Your outfit looks great – icant wait to hear the bug's story! Also, that cheese platter is the second amazing looking one I've seen on blogs today and now I am seriously craving cheese!


    August 5, 2011 at 3:39 pm
  • Reply Jessica Holly

    Gorgeous! You and the landscape!

    August 5, 2011 at 4:01 pm
  • Reply Aspiring Kennedy

    we are the same! i totally have montenegro on my "list" because of that movie. haha! well, thanks for going first and finding out the truth for me. 🙂 though i have to say, from your pictures… i'd still be up for it! xx

    August 5, 2011 at 4:54 pm
  • Reply Aspiring Kennedy

    ps. have a GREAT time in russia. it's so unique. can't wait to see how you see it. 🙂

    August 5, 2011 at 4:55 pm
  • Reply Stephanie

    I've always wanted to go there! And what a great necklace! Can't wait to hear more about that!

    August 5, 2011 at 5:16 pm
  • Reply homeseed

    looks beautiful….oh my. so so wonderful!

    August 5, 2011 at 5:55 pm
  • Reply Jenni @ Story of My Life

    GAAAAH!!! Why are you so gorgeous??? WHY?!

    OK, I'm probably getting creepy with all my compliments. Oh well.

    Anywho, love, love, LOVE that picture with the green shutters and the strings of lights!!!

    August 5, 2011 at 6:01 pm
  • Reply Britt

    First off, your pictures are beautiful! Second, my husband saw Daniel Craig last Friday at Whole Foods in Sherman Oaks. He called me and was like, "I just saw James Bond get into the coolest Ferrari I have even seen." I guess he tries to live like JB too:)

    August 5, 2011 at 6:41 pm
  • Reply hayley.jay

    Jb totes looks like Mr. Bond!

    August 5, 2011 at 8:07 pm
  • Reply Caitlyn Johnson

    I love to read your blog!
    It is fabulous!! <3

    August 5, 2011 at 10:11 pm
  • Reply Jenna

    I was in Croatia and Montenegro in 2006 and felt the same difference between the two countries as you! – Both so beautiful though, I'm dying to get back to eastern Europe soon!

    Hope you're loving Russia!


    August 6, 2011 at 1:02 pm
  • Reply Life Abroad

    Wow it looks so beautiful there! I love how you're showing us places that are less touristy and lesser known to most North Americans. When we lived in Holland, there were always commercials for Montenegro Tourism, and it looked so beautiful. Don't you love how you were billionaires there?!

    August 6, 2011 at 1:21 pm
  • Reply christine donee

    gorgeous landscape, cheese, wine and your hubs? Obviously you had an amazing time!

    ps. I've never seen a james bond movie. don't hate me?

    August 6, 2011 at 10:03 pm
  • Reply Kara

    Beautiful pictures!!!!!!
    I have LOVED following your blog!

    August 7, 2011 at 12:42 am
  • Reply ANNIE

    These are so heartbreakingly beautiful! You are so lucky to have seen so many beautiful places, enjoy your travels! I love travel photos and can't wait to see more of them 🙂 (oh and the story about your necklace too!)

    glad I found your blog, i'm following you now 🙂


    August 7, 2011 at 3:38 am
  • Reply Chic 'n Cheap Living

    That little bug is definitely adorable and the antiques market sounds like so much fun (oh to buy a billion dollar coin!)

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

    August 7, 2011 at 1:20 pm
  • Reply Melissa

    Oh holy adorableness! Yes, I'm talking about you & the hubs & your darling life! Seriously so glad I found you!

    Just spent the last hour reading to my hearts content…

    Want to be friends?

    Pink Pistachio


    Psst! Haven't read through all of it… but I'm assuming since you pretty much travel the globe, any tips for Italy, Greece, & Turkey? Going in September! Eeek! 🙂

    August 7, 2011 at 1:31 pm
  • Reply Emily

    gorgeous pics! love that cheese platter…oh my. and that is the cutest little bug i've ever seen. cant wait to hear more about it 🙂

    August 7, 2011 at 1:51 pm
  • Reply Ashley

    So glad I found your blog- these pictures are to die! I love them all! Traveling is the best. Your whole blog is fabulous… definitely a follower now 🙂 XO

    August 7, 2011 at 8:10 pm
  • Reply Girlfriends

    Can we please switch places?! Your travel adventures look amazing. I dream of one day visiting these same spots 🙂

    August 7, 2011 at 8:42 pm
  • Reply Sonja

    Awww oh my gosh I'm loving your photos and stories! I'm so happy your photos are showing up now, I realized I need to use google chrome for some reason, anyway problem solved and I'm able to get my fairytale dose! :o) I love Montenegro, you're right it really does have a very different feel from Croatian coast though. Keep these awesome posts coming, I can't wait to read about Russia! Also your skirt is so so pretty! and the bug is really cute, I love bug jewlery. heehe.
    gahh yet another essay comment, I'm really bad at this haha.

    August 8, 2011 at 12:32 am
  • Reply Liesl

    That cheese plate looks DIVINE and I am simply loving that lantern shot too…so pretty! Love reading about and feeling like I am on your world adventures with you both!

    Liesl 🙂

    August 9, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    okay, not i'm just vacationing through your images, amazing, keep it coming! jaja

    August 10, 2011 at 4:22 am
  • Reply Heather

    In case you hadn't heard, Casino Royale's casino in "Montenegro" is actually the Grand Hotel Pupp in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic. I highly recommend it. Could be your next travel destination?

    October 13, 2011 at 2:54 pm
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