A contradictory vacation in Montenegro, pt. 1

Posted By on Sep 11, 2019


When in 2011, I and my wife came back home from our very abroad vacation to Croatia, we faced with our different friends’ multiple late advice: “You definitely should have to visit Montenegro!” In response, we both just kept silent because didn’t have anything to say. That was our very first abroad trip and we couldn’t compare it to anything!

Denis Churin photographer. Фотограф Денис Чурин

(Back to that Croatia vacation, I can say that we still recall it as one of the best adventures in our life so far).

So, this time, in autumn 2019, we eventually decided to go to well-advertised Montenegro. And what have we liked there? To be honest, just three things: nature, sea (but not beaches!), and national cuisine. From all the places in the World we have visited by now, I would place Montenegro somewhere in between Croatia and Turkey. What do I mean?

Denis Churin photographer. Фотограф Денис Чурин

Croatia is one of the cleanest countries I’ve ever seen! I like Croatian’s attitude to their land, and especially its nature so very much! It’s very close to mine. Moreover, I think many nations should take an example from Croatians, and most of all it concerns Russians.

Perhaps, that’s one of the sides which I didn’t like in Montenegro: they smoke almost everybody at any place including beaches, and cigarette buts are wallowing everywhere around.

Denis Churin photographer. Фотограф Денис Чурин

On one hand, the sea in Montenegro is clean and beautiful. On the other hand, in Kotor town, for instance, we couldn’t find a single working shower.

A view from the mountain above Kotor sea bay is simply amazing but the entrance to the mountain is paid (only cash by the way!) and no single light on steps of the long stairs at all (that’s just wonderful during the night-time descending)!

Denis Churin photographer. Фотограф Денис Чурин

While the bus trip we purchased, we saw lots of amazingly beautiful places. But the stops they allowed us were too short. In the Tara river canyon, for example, one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen, we had five minutes to stop. I’m not kidding. Five minutes! I timed because we were told we have 15 minutes…

Denis Churin photographer. Фотограф Денис Чурин

Trifles but unpleasant.

Well, I’m fed up talking about the cons! Let’s better about the good.

Denis Churin photographer. Фотограф Денис Чурин

To be continued…

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