Marianne van Twillert-Wennekes was born in the Netherlands. After having completed her tourism study in Brussels, she got a job in Budva and moved to Tito’s Yugoslavia. She has been living in Montenegro for the last 45 years, most of the time in Podgorica, where she has worked as translator/interpreter for German, English and Dutch for many national and international organizations. Marianne, or “Mariana” as she is called in Montenegro, is mother of two daughters and a son and proud grandmother of eight grandchildren. She loves photography and has published her work in various brochures and magazines. She was also in charge of the photography for the first Dutch travel guides to Montenegro, Albania and Ohrid/Macedonia, written by her husband Paul Wennekes. Together with Paul, she travels around the Balkans and many other countries by camper, making photos and writing her blog. Marianne would like to use this website to share her experience with Montenegrin travel fans, but also with tourists and foreigners living – temporarily or permanently – in Montenegro.