Biking in Ulcinj

We were on our way from the restaurant Barracuda , the most popular place to visit in Ulcinj, a little islamic town situated the most at south of Montenegro, when something riveted our attention. On the map we saw a small place indicated as salina. We didn’t know what to expect, so when we arrived…

Surfing in New Zealand

This is a story about one of the best sport experiences, surfing in New Zealand, that became a kind of turning point in my life. Everytime I am in a bad mood or something doesn’t go well, I go back to this adventure and I get a proper mindset to go forward. 🙂 Getting back…

Mysterious Virpazar. Montenegro. Lake Skadar.

In such a small village like Virpazar, which population in 2011 was around 300 inhabitants in total, you are not expecting to see such a variety of different professions and talents. However this lovely town can be proud of its local artists and artisans. One of them is Ljilja who is producing by herself very…

Lake Skadar (only images)

Sometimes the words are unnecessary, cause the place is talking to you in its own language (all photos: ©AS, 2020)

Budva Riviera …”I have shored against my ruins”

“I have shored against my ruins”, wrote T.S. Eliot in “The Waste Land”, suggesting that the only way to salvation from the chaos of modernity (and I would add, from any other kind of chaos, such as chaos of information, that we experience everyday), is through necessary confrontation with the labirynth of fragments and ruins…

More koje vam nedostaje…The sea that you miss in Herceg novi

Strategic position at the entrance of the Boka Bay, has made from Herceg Novi an important city. Tvrđava Španjola (Spanish fortress) due to Spaniard owners of the city for one year (1538-1539), is only one of three other fortresses (Kanli Kula = Bloody Tower and Sahat Kula=Clock Tower), finished under the Ottoman Empire, ruling those…

Montenegro’s “Wild Beauty”

Durmitor National Park It is highly recommended to get a car once you get into Montenegro, because you can then take one of the fantastic scenic roads leading across the mountains. Our favorite is P14 (also named R16) , which goes all the time above 1,4 m above the sea level. You might expect here…

Tour : Ostrog–Pluzine

Monaster Ostrog was found by Vasilij Jovanovic (1610–71), known also as Sv. Vasilij Ostroški. Jovanović was planning to live the eremitic life on the saint mountain of Atos, but local inhabitants asked him to stay with them. He eventually decided to find himself a place in the rocks, where he started to build the monastery…

Kotor. Italian heritage and slavic soul

Kotor Bay Kotor has been under the influence of the Venetian Republic since 1420. After Second World War, the territory was attached to the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, but since 2006 it is now belonging to the independent country of Montenegro. Tourism in 2020 is strongly reduced because of coronavirus pandemic, but still, we try to…