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Budva

I arrived in Budva on Monday mornin around 8 and after ten hours in a packed bus with just two 10 minute stops during the whole trip and I felt like zombie. At the border the Serbian police checked the whole bus for at least half an hour and the policemen were quite scary looking.

By the time I arrived in Budva I even passed that point where you’re tired. It’s quite funny thou as your body work at half capacity in terms of senses, reactions and orientation. The day before when I was in Belgrade I had to check out at 11 AM and then I spent the rest of the day in the city till 9PM when the bus to Budva departed.

So there I was in Budva at the bus station, went to the city centre and tried to find the villa.

Ballet style without the tutu

WORD OF ADVICE: if you go to Budva mind that there are few or no street signs, I didn’t see any. So just ask the people, cab drivers or any locals.

The thing was that Sasha’s villa was a small street, more like an alley and no one could tell me where it was. Sasha’s phone was off and after an hour of walking up and down the hill lookin for the villa I just gave up. Eventually I got Sasha on the phone and he came to pick me up.

After checking in, I couldn’t sleep and just went around the town centre, grabbed something to eat and then around noon went back to the villa and I thought I’ll have a quick nap. I woke around midnight. The hours spent on the bus were finally asking for some rest.

The next two days I basically spent visiting the place, eating and takin an occasional swim in the Adriatic and gave up on any ideas on visiting Kotor or any other places.

beatiful scenary

The food it’s great, you have to try the local dishes, even thou if you’re a vegetarian you’ll have a bit of trouble finding vegetarian menus. Things you must try: prsut - just like the Italian prosciutto, kaimak - liquid cheese delicious, fish - you’re by the sea side so you’ll lots of fish, Rakija - strong spirit made from grapes, the wines are very good as well.

There are hundreds of places where you can grab a quick bite - lots of kebabs, gyros, shaormas, piadinas, paninis, ciabattas, plieskavicas, all kinds of pancakes and pies with different flavour fillings, various types of sandwiches and huge slices of pizza. All washed down with a good pint of Niksicko beer - or just remember the name pivo that means beer. Or you can try the local wine, its quite good.

Buy home made olive oil from the market from the local producers or you can get it from supermarkets as well. Visit the local market, you’ll find herbs and spices, fresh fruit, fresh olives, brilliant traditional cheeses and you can negotiate the prices as well.

Oh and by the way, for those that don’t know, the national currency in Montenegro is the Euro.

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