Over the past few weeks on Instagram we’ve been looking back at some of our adventures from the past year.
Unfortunately though these experiences barely got a look in. Rather it was one tiny Balkan state that kept shining through.
It’s been nearly a year since we spent the summer bouncing around Eastern Europe waiting for Freya’s Schengen visa to reset and, while looking over old photos, it quickly became clear that we are still pretty fixated on Montenegro.
We realised there was so much more we wanted to share about our time there!
There were dreamy sunsets on the Adriatic and afternoon strolls through the cobbled streets of Kotor. There were hikes beside icy rivers of the mountains and through the lush pastures of the countryside. There were backroads that took us through places not yet mapped by Google and to pristine mountain pools where we could sit in silence. There were bus drivers with a death wish and hosts with warm and welcoming hearts. There was the sweltering summer heat on the coast and wild thunderstorms in the mountains. There were afternoons filled with rakija, red wine and hearty meat stews.
We spent a month in Montenegro moving from the beaches to the mountains and, aside from a few hair-raising moments on the roads, we really loved our time there.
Though it’s a small country, it is one that has so much to offer and one that is growing in popularity for all the right reasons.
If you’re thinking of adding Montenegro to your summer vacation itinerary, hopefully these photos will help nudge you over the edge.
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