After our five-day hike in Durmitor National Park in northwest Montenegro we felt it was time for a less active mode of existence: beach time! So we board the bus from Žabljak to Kotor again. At the bus station we are greeted by the wonderful Radu, who drives us to his coastal hometown, Bigova. Before […]
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So, Montenegro Part Two. After exploring the ancient coast town of Kotor and getting used to the heat for a couple of days, we ventured on a bus ride to Žabljak – the gateway town to the Durmitor National Park in the northwest of Montenegro. I say ‘ventured on’ because we’d heard a thing or […]
‘Why did they call it Montenegro?’ was one of the first things I said after we arrived in Montenegro, or Crna Gora in Montenegrine. Because it’s not black at all: it’s incredibly green! Apparently it’s how it looked to the Venetians when they approached it over the Adriatic: they must have seen a dark silhouette of tall rocks rising up from the sea. But upon closer inspection, this silhouette gives way to a gorgeous coastline with quaint fishermen’s towns, medieval ramparts and imposing mountains, adorned by leafy greens.