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  • GRAFFITI IN PODGORICA: STREET ART OR VANDALISM?

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    When you live in Podgorica, you have certainly seen many scrawled messages and mural paintings in bright colors that “decorate” buildings, bridges, monuments and train cars. You may have even heard it by different names. Graffiti. Murals. Street art. Vandalism. Tagging. What is it and when did it start? The first drawings on walls appeared […]

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  • SUPERSTITIONS IN MONTENEGRO

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    All nations in the world have certain folk beliefs and superstitions in their traditions and culture. Many of them have been passed from generation to generation. This is certainly true for the Balkans, including Montenegro. Of course, I don’t want to say that there are no superstitions in the Netherlands: Dutchies will not walk under […]

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  • THE FORTRESS OF HAJ NEHAJ

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    Three weeks ago, I visited the Red Rock fortress on Velje Brdo, which is close to Podgorica. It has an almost perfect elliptical shape and a square building in the middle. You can almost feel the military discipline and order. You can feel the soldier’s spirit of strict behaviour and perfectly synchronized marching, you can […]

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  • EXPLORING OLD MONTENEGRO IN AUTUMN

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    There is an area in Central Montenegro – between Virpazar and Cetinje – with beautiful old villages, spectacular panorama roads and awesome karst landscapes. Most tourists have never visited this area. No wonder: the roads, although covered with asphalt, are narrow, full of potholes and dangerous, as there are no protection rails (photo 2). The […]

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  • THE MAGIC OF SKADAR LAKE

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    Many years ago, I fell under the spell of Skadar Lake and its surroundings. At half an hour’s drive from Podgorica, its magic beauty fascinates me in all seasons and its ever-changing colors make each boat ride a special experience. The last day of October was a bright and sunny day. Skipper Andrija (Boat Milica) […]

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  • SUMMER IN KOTOR

    View of the Bay of Kotor

    The world’s leading travel guide, Lonely Planet, awarded Montenegrin tourism a significant recognition, by ranking Kotor first on the list of top ten cities to visit in 2016. And indeed, this beautiful old town has become an outstanding tourist attraction. We visited Kotor last weekend and we were surprised to see so many foreigners exploring […]