Hey guys, Scott Asner here! Are you looking for a view filled holiday that checks all your vacation boxes? I’ve got you covered with one of my favorite vacation spots: Montenegro. Cost effective and as rich in history as it is in beautiful landscapes, you are sure to have a good time whether you are a historian eager to widen your knowledge, an adventure junkie waiting for the next story to tell, or a family just looking make some memories.
Enjoy the Beautiful Natural Sights of Montenegro
In the West, Montenegro offers narrow beaches on the coast of the Adriatic sea in unison with small fishing villages dotted along the coast. If the beach is not for you, worry not. Further inland you will find stunning landscapes with rugged mountains, Fjord like Bays of Kodor and narrow beaches on the coast of the Adriatic sea. I would recommend visiting Skadar Lake which is the largest lake in the Balkans and one of the most prominent bird sanctuaries. Listen up adventure hunters, this one’s for you, if you’re up for the challenge go climb Montenegro’s highest peak Maja Kolata. Now, if you are eager to enjoy the history of the county, go take a walk through the historic part of Stari Grad and don’t forget to visit the monastery at Cetinje which is home to the mummified hand of St. John the Baptist.
Getting Around the City
The best way to get around without renting your own car would be by bus. Bus transport in Montenegro is cheap, safe and efficient, not to mention they also run anywhere along the coast. However, renting a car is still the best way to get around if you want to visit more remote areas.
Montenegro cuisine derives from Yugoslavia. The traditional way of cooking is called Ispod and Kajmak (sour cream) is usually a main ingredient, as well as cow and sheep cheese. Montenegro locals are keen on eating lamb and veal rather than beef, and on the coast, fresh seafood is quite common. Catovica Mini and Stari Mini are excellent fish-based restaurants and some of the most scenic restaurants tucked away in the trees overlooking a river. Pod Volat is a meat focused restaurant with an excellent menu offering a taste into the country’s rich culture.
That’s all for today folks, I hope that this blog has inspired you to go and visit the magical country of Montenegro! Enjoy your time there with my little guide of places to see and food to eat!
~ Scott Asner, Founding Principal of Eighteen Capital Group (18CG) in Kansas City, Missouri
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