Montenegro - formerly part of Yugoslavia, later "Serbia and Montenegro", and following a referendum in 2006, fully independent Montenegro.
Population - some 640,000, so not even a qtr of a million.
Religion: Catholic, Serbian Orthodox and Muslim, and they all seem to "rub along" very well. The reason I mention this is because there are loads of churches and monasteries in Montenegro, and so quite a few in my pictures.
Around 80% of the country is covered in mountains, some exceed 2,000 m and are some of the most rugged in Europe. It is quite a sight, specially from the air.
Montenegro has about 300 km of a beautiful coastline, with many wonderful beaches and purpose built holiday resorts.
Although late in the holiday season, we were very lucky with the weather, with day temperatures somewhere between 22 -26 C and any rain mainly during the night.
We were fortunate to be able to travel the length of the coast, and also explore some parts of the mountains. I would like to share some of it with you.