Podgorica

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Podgorica

Some 50 km inland from Petrovac at the coast where we stayed, the capitol of Montenegro is situated. From Petrovac there are two possible ways to get there; one being straight over the mountains or a short detour towards Bar and a pay toll tunnel trough the mountain. We chose to go the 27 km serpentine way over the mountain which would give us a magnificent view of both the coast and the inland when we came to the other side.

Podgorica was situated on the flatland behind the mountains of the coast and the inland mountains. The city was fairly small and covering a large area since no house was tall. The city reminded me of a junction of roads in the middle of nowhere. It had no spontaneous charm expect of having a quiet laid back atmosphere to it.

One thing that strikes you driving around in Podgorica but also in the surroundings of Montenegro is the lack of road signs except if it is signs for touristic sites.

Central square in Podgorica
The budget for touristic signs like churches or similar thing must have been approved because they are highly visual everywhere, which by the way is very nice, but road sign no way, most of the times you have to guess. This is especially the case in this capitol.

On our way back we stayed and had a dinner at one of the restaurants with a view over the Shkoder lake which we had seen on the way to Podgorica. The restaurant was fancy seen with local means and we got a great view over the lake and the mountains on the other side of the lake.

On one of the mountainsides there where a wild fire going on, we had passed it on our way out but it seemed to have gotten more power during our stay in the capitol. During the dinner it started to rain with black burned leafs and stuff carried by the wind that was blowing over the lake. It was not dramatic but it added a flavour to our dinner. Later when we came back to the hotel we both noticed that our clothes smelled like we had been sitting around a camp fire the whole evening.

After the dinner we drove back towards Petrovac but this time we took the pay toll tunnel towards Bar. The pay toll was only 2,5 euro and it saved us for more than half an hour drive.   

Chokk says:
Have a nice trip - I just came home from the mountains of Montenegro near the Bosnian border - it was insane beautiful !
Posted on: Sep 16, 2012
Travelbuddys says:
thanx for the review going there (quick stop) at the beginning of october
Posted on: Sep 16, 2012
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Podgorica
Podgorica
Central square in Podgorica
Central square in Podgorica
One of the bridges crossing the ri…
One of the bridges crossing the r…
No sign street
No sign street
The local postoffice
The local postoffice
As Kaija said - this was one of th…
As Kaija said - this was one of t…
A very old bus
A very old bus
A wild fire in the mountains
A wild fire in the mountains
The Jezero restaurant
The Jezero restaurant
The wild fire
The wild fire
The train from Bar to Podgorica
The train from Bar to Podgorica
The police leaving to pick up bird…
The police leaving to pick up bir…
The small police boat had two 200 …
The small police boat had two 200…
The wild fire
The wild fire
The bread was monsterous good
The bread was monsterous good
Mixed sea grill
Mixed sea grill
Podgorica
photo by: Fulla