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Another summer in Crna Gora 
8th-Aug-2006 07:46 pm
After weeks of trying to organize a computer badly needed for my work it finally turned up, just when I had decided to take a holiday. I still did.

In pouring cat-and-doggystyle rain I jumped a southbound train for a few days of sea, sun and sightseeing.

Not shockingly, the train was a few hours late, arriving in Podgorica around ten PM. I boarded a bus to the beach resort of Budva, found a seat and started the journey up through the mountains.

During the drive I had a semi-relgious experience, watching the black, black mountain skies studded with stars. The best way to describe it would be unity. Unity with nature, unity with fellow human beings. It is my belief that some places the membrane separating our world from the divine is simply thinner than others. And the montenegrin mountains, particularly around Cetinje, are one of these truly cosmic places.

When we drove through Cetinje I told the driver I wanted to get off, I would rather spend the night in the city of the old Montenegrin kings.

Parliament



An old palace...




The old monastery, from where the prince-bishops ruled the Montenegrin tribes in times of old...










And, to prove I was actually there...




Sometimes its hard to be a taxidriver...
Comments 
9th-Aug-2006 02:10 am (UTC)
Those mountains are really astonishing. I envy your vacation!
9th-Aug-2006 12:22 pm (UTC) - Thank you
They are indeed. I will post some more pics shortly. The name Montenegro is actually derived from the mountains, who are covered in forest and often hidden behind dark clouds. This made them look like "the black mountains" to Italian sailors off the coast.
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