When I think of Montenegro, I think of nice sandy beaches and sunny weather. I’m guessing Hollywood put these ideas in my head because I can’t say I saw nice beaches or sunny weather. I had wanted to do a day trip to Montenegro once I realized how close it was to Dubrovnik. Our host, Tony, offered to take people on day trips. I also knew that the roads in Montenegro were not the best, and the drivers drove a little more aggressive. Before we knew how much Tony could talk, we asked him if we could hire him to take us on a day trip to Montenegro. We arranged to go on Saturday and he told us the weather would be great.
We meet him at 8 in the morning. Thank goodness I packed an umbrella and jacket with me because it pretty much rained the entire time. We first drove to the Bay of Kotor. On the way, I saw one car that was in the bay and one boat that was underwater. I heard many motorists honk their horns as their hood was basically touching our bumper. The steep roads and many curves made me glad that I wasn’t driving. Although it did cross my mind that I put my life in the hands of a stranger.
Kotor was a small town that basically thrives on tourists. The Republic of Venice at one point ruled the area. We walked briskly around the town as Tony would give us a little history tour. I think we waited longer to park than we actually stayed in the town. Next we drove to Budva. Budva is 3,500 years old which makes it one of the oldest settlements on the Adriatic. Budva is one of the most popular summer destinations in Montenegro. I think because of the bad weather we didn’t get a real Montenegro experience. There wasn’t anything that I saw there that would make me hurry back.
On the way back to Dubrovnik, Tony said he knew a good place to stop for lunch. He explained some of the menu and told me that the meat with cheese was really good. The cheese was made locally from the mountains above. I decided to try it but was horrified when I got 10 cevapcici sausages again over a very hot soft pile of cheese. He told me that I must eat fast because the fresh cheese would turn to liquid from the hot sausage. I really do like these little sausages but I don’t know why they need to give you 10 of them every time.
Sounds like you will be doing a little jogging when you get home to burn off the sausages! Wonderful pics…although it was bad weather the place still looks beautiful (to those who are not lucky to be on your trip (and who are sitting in an office) and not being able to see such beautiful scenery day after day :).