I am about to embark on a 15 days Okinawa + Taiwan trip, and i have yet to blog about the Europe trip which happened almost a year ago! I thought i should do one blog entry before i go, and Montenegro is probably the most memorable among the places i have visited. The other-worldly feature photo you see above is that of Lake Skadar. Yes, absolutely breathtaking.
Montenegro is just a 40 minutes drive from Dubrovnik. Yet, i think, most people who went to Dubrovnik don’t know such a country exists. Apart from the many beautiful landscapes you can savour here, i was startled to learn how simple and honest the people are. It was unbelievable. Nowhere, and i mean nowhere in the world, have i met such friendly hosts who serve so sincerely. Unspoiled by tourism, for now.
The main attractions of Kotor are the old town and the city wall. As the weather was rather hot, we lazed in the apartment for a while. The apartment was located up a hill, and it was so steep we needed help from the apartment owner to park the car. I think Montenegrins are probably the most skilled in the world to handle a car in such undulating terrain.
The itinerary for the next day was Lake Skadar. The horseshoe bend was the main attraction for me, but it turned out that the little village of Rijeka Crnojevica was also mind-blowing beautiful.
The area around this part of Lake Skadar happened to be full of wineries. We made a stop at a random one and bought two bottles of wine. Yet to taste the wine, but i’m sure they are pretty good.
As we drove into Perast, our stop for the night, we were greeted with a jaw-dropping sight.