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Podgorica, not so boring

In my counting quest to visit all the Balkan countries, Podgorica, Montenegro was next on my list. Even though the city was totally destroyed during WW II and is often considered uninteresting, I planned a 3 night visit.

Arriving at the small airport outside the city, it was a step back into the 1970's. I used for a quick airport pickup( great outfit to deal with) and stayed at the lovely “Hilton Podgorica Crna Gora ”. My first impression of the city was very positive, lots of trees parks, light traffic and very walk able.

Day #1 visited the amazing and heart warming “Ostrog Orthodox Monastery” this amazing place is situated against an almost vertical background, high up in the large rock of Ostroška Greda about a 1 hr drive from town, it is dedicated to Saint Basil of Ostrog, who we got to see his tomb. Following a lovely lunch in the mountains we went to the other Niagara falls/surprising lovely and fun.

Day #2 With a population of around 200.000 this capital city has a lot to offer, we wondered old town, various squares I discovered the city by going to “Old Ribnica River Bridge

and following the path along the river and eventually getting to the “Millennium Bridge” which connects both sides of the city. We then walked to the lovely Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ” before making our walk back to our starting point and I even got a haircut.

Day #3 just discovered more of the city and its “brutalist” architecture, small shops, restaurants and wonderful people. Give this lovely little city a chance, following our visit to Podgorcia we opted for private transportation with yet again to take us to Albania.


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