are places in this world almost too good to write about.
Like precious jewels, unpolished and raw they sit proudly in the quiet
knowledge of their own self-worth without needing to blow their own trumpet.
With a surface of only 13 800 Km2 and a population of 600 000, Crna Gora,
as the locals call her (meaning Black Mountain) is the size of a postage
stamp. And yet, this UNESCO protected nature lover’s paradise packs plenty
of punch. Diverse landscapes, rugged terrain, dramatic gorges, spectacular
rivers, striking fjords and a picture postcard coastline. There are 250km
of beach (pebbles and sand), National parks and ski resorts, all complimented
by the turquoise hue of the Adriatic Sea. The average temperature is 25°C
in summer, with 230 days of sunshine per year. While Montenegro, specifically
the coast has grown in leaps and bounds, little is known about its inland
charms such as Durmitor National Park, the Tara River Canyon (the deepest
in Europe), Mount Lovcen, Skadar (the biggest lake in the Balkans) and
numerous other lakes, forests, and hidden gems. - Montenegro
– Tanja Bulatovic's Unconventional Guide