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The Balkans | Day 4 | Montenegro


Not too much to say about the pretty country of Montenegro except that judging by a tourist info pamphlet we received when crossing the border, I think there is much more beauty to see in this tiny country than just the beautiful Bay of Kotor, which is where I went on my day-trip from Dubrovnik. There were several mountains and canyons listed on the nature map they gave us, and after doing a quick google image search for “montenegro canyon,” and finding this image of Prokletije National Park,¬†ummmm, YEAH. I want to go back.

On my day-trip tour of Montenegro, we went to the Perast and Kotor in the Bay of Kotor and the Budva riviera. The people of Montenegro are mostly poor, as the country is young, only gaining its independence from Serbia in 2006, and Serbia is quite destitute itself. But there are a lot of wealthy foreigners buying up property, particularly Russians and millionaires, and presumably Russian millionaires. The town of Budva has a population of about 16,000 people, and 800 of them are millionaires. ONE-IN-TWENTY. That’s a lot of foreign money in a tiny town. So there was some poor beaches and some fancy beaches. I walked along the boardwalk by all the boats through the Old Town (starigrad), to a really nice beach Mogren. I didn’t have much time to spend there, so I didn’t want to pay for a lounger. Crapily, all beaches in Europe charge to for chairs.

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