Cats, Rakija and Mountain Climbing: Adventures in Montenegro

13 thoughts on “Cats, Rakija and Mountain Climbing: Adventures in Montenegro”

  1. You weren’t kidding about the slaughtered goats! Ha. I stopped in Kotor for only a day on a cruise and we hiked up to the castle of St. John and I’ve wanted to go back ever since. You are so right about it leaving an indelible impression. It sounds like you had such a unique and interesting story and really got to experience the culture. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I used to date an Albanian girl who made it clear you always share food an drink with strangers you meet in the mountains. It sounds like Montenegro has similarities to Turkey and Albania. Probably from the shared Ottoman culture.

    1. Interesting! I’ve heard similar stories from travelers in other parts of the Balkans as well. The rest of the world could learn a thing or two from the hospitality there.

  3. What a great post. Love all the descriptions of the landscapes and towns, and I’m always up for a great hike so I appreciate knowing what hikes you did. I love that one included a stop with liquor, meat, and cheese, and the tip to sip. I’ve heard so many great things about Montenegro and this adds to that. I like traveling in the offseason and its good to know that in January the climate is pleasant. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Freshly slaughtered goats. Yikes, no bueno, nothing something I would wanna see. The other views you got of the landscapes were beautiful though, even if you did have to wake up at an ungodly hour lol

  5. I truly loved reading this narrative on Montenegro. I’ve become more interested in visiting as I see more information coming out about it, but to be honest, I have never seen such beautiful photos as yours. It is appealing to me that Montenegro is still not completely developed and that the people have retained their culture and their hospitality. It must have been quite the experience to be so welcomed and to interact with the people in such a genuine way. I am drawn to the visions your words portray!

    1. Thank you so much Tami! Montenegro was surprising in so many ways, and I feel that with the time of year we went, we were able to experience a bit more of the real Montenegro than one might normally get in the high season

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