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It’s brutal

Let’s get right to the point, here. Why stay in an unoriginal, boring cardboard box when you travel? You don’t go to Paris to see the Champs-Elysees . . . again . . do you? When you’re surrounded by luxurious 16th mini-palaces that you can actually afford, why would you stay in an typical Ibis, as nice as they can be? Trying to shave a little bit of cash off of your adventures sounds good, but will you feel the same way when you’re winging your way back home? Carpe diem!

Which brings us to the real point of this post, in a related way, as only Europe can provide. This time, step out a bit and treat yourself to A: a country you may never have been or even thought of visiting: Montenegro. And, B: stay at this most amazing hotel, the Hotel Onogošt. It’s an incredible example of Brutalist design. And what is that you ask? Brutalist design, which emerged in the mid-20th century, is known for its stark, raw, and often imposing aesthetic. While it’s not universally appealing and can be polarizing, many people find it appealing (we do.)

Brutalist architecture and design often expose the raw materials used in construction, such as concrete, steel, and glass. This honesty in materials appeals to those who appreciate the beauty of authenticity and unadorned construction. And, for one reason or another, many of the ex-soviet countries were able to hide away from the world, and left us with mostly unblemished examples of these unique places. Lucky us!

Everyone loves the 1960’s and 1970’s. The Hotel Onogošt drops you into your favourite decade. How about a Sidecar or a Mint Julep.

Some of the decades past still linger. Step back in time. See you there! Click here.

Visit Kotor while you’re there. Untouched and gorgeous.

How about a relaxed and informative walk around Kotor? Click here to book your activity.

You’ll probably want a car to explore Montenegro. Click here to book great deals.

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