Montenegro is a small country — about the size of the state of Connecticut, or in Colorado terms roughly the size of the broader San Juan Mountain region. (See a visual size comparison here). Despite the small area, Montenegro is packed full of beautiful mountain ranges, only a few of which we had time to explore during our travels. One such lesser known range is Zijovo, which we briefly visited on our way from the Prokletije mountains to the coast.
We car camped nearby Bukumirsko Jezero, a popular lake enjoyed by many Montenegrin vacationers. Once the crowds ventured on in the evening, we had the lake to ourselves and enjoyed a pleasant sunset along with a tasty bottle of Vranac. Have I mentioned how incredibly delicious the wine is in Montenegro? When we arrived back at camp, we met a couple of friendly fellows from Slovenia, who insisted on sharing their wine with us and we ended up talking for hours into the night. A refreshing swim in the lake helped ease my throbbing head the next morning!
Though we had hoped to do a long hike in these impressive mountains, our legs were too tired from all our recent treks, the weather was too hot, and our motivation levels dangerously low. So we decided that our time in the mountains was finished for this trip and onwards we went, driving the long winding roads towards the coast.
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Welcome back Jack and Claudia. Thanks for taking those of us on the couch tour for a trip through amazing Montenegro! Your images and essays give the sense of being right there (my quads hurt) and you two are pretty awesome mountain athletes ~ keep the cheesy toast selfies coming too!
Thanks Dave! Got lots more photos to share now that I’m back and can process them. Stay tuned…
I imagine the wine tastes nicer for being tasted outdoors in such a beautiful place, having worked hard for the privilege?
Hi Anthony, no not really, it’s just super good wine there regardless of the effort! 😉