Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Ulcinj Montenegro

Last post I showed you a city in Montenegro that is famous for its nightlife, Budva, and now it's time to embark on a journey to  the wonderful Ulcinj. 
Ulcinj is the opposite to Budva. It's a very quite, small, laid back city with beautiful beaches and impressive scenery. For my fiance and I this was the perfect place to spend our vacation. When it comes to planning our vacation, I am not picky at all. All I want is a place where I can relax, take long walks down the beach, eat good food and bathe in the sea. 
The downside of vacationing in Ulcinj is the main beach that can be quite dirty sometimes and overcrowded, but the good news is that less than a 15 minute drive away, you will find Velika Plaza a beach that is 12km long and has sand as fine as flour.


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Budva Montenegro

Hi. These are pictures from Budva, the "tourist capital of Montenegro". As a tourist, you will be instantly attracted to this wonderful city. Its sandy beaches, natural beauty and historic monuments will not leave you indifferent. And, from what I heard, has a spectacular nightlife that burns like fire work. Anyway, I could care less about clubs and pubs. People my age go to bed by 11pm. What really got me fired up though was the Old Town that lies on a small peninsula and offers a splendid view to the Adriatic sea. You can stroll down the narrow streets and view important landmarks and architectural gems such as Church Sv. Trojica, the tomb of the writer Stjepan Mitrov Ljubisa, the Churches of Sv. Ivan, Sv. Bogorodica and Sv. Sava.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Bay of Kotor Montenegro

Hi. I know you were expecting the second post about Dubrovnik today, but I thought I will make a detour.
This is actually what I recommend to anyone who wants to visit Dubrovnik, to make a detour and visit the Bay of Kotor in Montenegro. It's heaven on Earth and it's only an hour's drive south of Dubrovnik. The whole ride around the bay is very picturesque and I spent much of the time with my jaw dropped at this majestic landscape.

The bay is known as Europe's southernmost fjord, but it's in fact a submerged river canyon. The dramatic backdrop of mountains and the crystal clear, and calm, waters of the bay, the cultural heritage, made UNESCO list the Bay of Kotor as one of their protected World Heritage sites. 

Also, to get a sense of how much this place impresses tourists, here is what the romantic poet, Lord Byron said of Montenegro, 'At the birth of our planet, the most beautiful encounter between the land and the sea must have happened at the coast of Montenegro. When the pearls of nature were sown, handfuls of them were cast on this soil.'

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Croatia Dubrovnik Part 1

Hi! I am back from my vacation and as always it took me some time to get back in the old routine. It's even harder when you've seen spectacular landscapes and now you look out the window and all you see are grey, dull buildings. Anyway, I feel blessed I had the opportunity to travel to some of the most beautiful parts of Europe during my trip. I will first show you pictures from one of the main tourist attraction in the Mediterranean, Dubrovnik.
Dubrovnik is also know as "the pearl of Adriatic" and it's surrounded by City Walls which are 2 km long. What I loved most about this city was the ancient architecture. The Old Town is filled with beautiful Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque churches. Of course, the azure water of Croatia's Adriatic sea is also breathtaking and mesmerizing.  

I will be back with some more pictures and stories about Dubrovnik this week. Stay tuned.