A trip to Montenegro sounded like an exciting adventure, but when I crossed the border from Croatia, I quickly realized that this was not a prosperous country. Despite knowing what to expect, it was heart-wrenching to see that corruption is increasingly prevalent and that the majority of the population still lives in poverty, just like our grandparents did 60 years ago, and even longer ago.
But fortunately, there was one place that made me completely forget what I had just seen. Baošići was a charming village with a beautiful view of the Adriatic Sea. It was as if time had stood still, and I could finally relax and enjoy the surroundings.
I decided to leave the E65 and drive along the coastline to really taste the Mediterranean atmosphere. It was so beautiful that I felt like I was in a dream world. The warm sun on my face and the smell of the sea made me forget all my worries from home.
It was hard to believe that a country with such beautiful spots was still dealing with corruption and poverty. But in Baošići, I found a piece of paradise, and I will always cherish this place in my memories.
The road runs parallel to the E65. There are narrow paths, and sometimes, I hope I don’t encounter an oncoming car. I don’t realize it yet, but later on during the trip, I will come to the realization that I am fortunate to be traveling around here during the Corona era, considering the crowds.
In Đurići, just before the road sharply turns to the left, you get the first real impression of Montenegro.
The meaning of ‘black mountain’ (is fully appreciated here, with a beautiful view of Gospa od Anđela-Verige
(The name Montenegro comes from the Venetian “monte negro” which means “black mountain”. It refers to the dark forests that cover the mountains of Montenegro.)
and the first view of Perast,
which is my final goal that day to do a miraculous hike along a trail that over the years has been forgotten.
To then have a view of Latarnia Morska on the island of Gospa od Škrpjela,
and the Catholic monastery of Saint George on Sveti Dorde.
Time to start my walk to Fort sv Andrija