Przno

Przno is a former fishing town that still does a little fishing but welcomes a lot of visitors.  In the summers of 2009 – 2011 we stayed, either in an apartment right on the water or in a hotel up the hill, which was run by a Canadian college as a training ground for hotel and restaurant employees.  The beach is nice, the water very clean (note the fish), and it is sited for great sunsets.  We had our favorite cafes on the water. Continue reading Przno

Plevja, Mosques and Monasteries.

Plevja is in Northern Montenegro where Bosnia, Serbia and Montenegro meet.  It is a multi ethnic area that saw a large influx of refugees during the Bosnian war.  It is part of the Sanzak region which was part of the Ottoman empire, administered by Austria, and when Austria withdrew Serbia and Montenegro split the district.  The “Holy Trinity” Monastery is just outside town.  The Mosque is typical of the Balkans.  The clock tower is a hold over from Ottoman times.  The Ottomans put up clock towers in most of their towns. Continue reading Plevja, Mosques and Monasteries.

Milocer

Milocer is a town built around the royal beach house on the King’s Beach.  There is also a Queen’s Beach.  Suzi and I stayed at the Villa Milocer many weekends while living in Podgorica.  It has been taken over by a big international resort company, which remodeled the place, and increased the price beyond our poor power to afford to stay.  But we can still look at  it and recall wonderful memories of dinner looking out at Sveti Stefan. Continue reading Milocer

Lovcen and the Njegos Valley

Lovcen is the mountain area where Njegos Petrovic is buried.  His tomb is in one of the pictures.  It is the second highest mountain.  When he was asked why he did not choose the highest mountain he said that someday a prince greater than he would come and he would take that place.  It happened. TV came along and the highest mountain is dedicated to the antenna. The Njegos Valley is where he grew up.  It creates wonderful cheese and ham. Continue reading Lovcen and the Njegos Valley

Cetinje

Cetinje is the old royal capital of Montenegro.  It was protected by mountains from the Turks; in that way Montenegro could maintain some degree of independence. Historic the capital is not in Podgorica because in the late 1800s Cetinje had the monetary from which the country was ruled by the Njegos clan of Montenegro’s Prince Bishops.  They ruled the country in an odd succession, uncle to nephew. The family had to have two sons.  The eldest became the Prince Bishop and the youngest had to have two sons.  The final Prince Bishop decided to get married and declared himself King. … Continue reading Cetinje