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Europe » Montenegro » Podgorica June 23rd 2016

Zondag 19/6 - Podgorica - Montenegro F wordt onderzocht in de consultatie, en om 04:00 wordt haar meegedeeld dat ze naar huis moet en binnen 12u terug komen voor verder onderzoek. Hoezo naar huis...? kan niet ! Na aandringen mag ze op een stretcher slapen. Ze wordt verder aan haar lot overgelaten. Niemand bekommert zich om haar. Tot ik in de voormiddag daar toekom, haar op een bank buiten vind, en dan samen naar de consultatie trekken. Het is daar complete chaos. Mensen wachten rechtstaand in de gang. Iedereen kan zomaar de consultatie binnen en buiten, terwijl onderzoeken bezig zijn. Niet duidelijk wie doctor is en wie niet, wie van het ziekenhuis is of wie niet. Soms worden we geholpen door familie van meegekomen patienten die wat Engels spreken. Verschillende onderzoeken gebeuren, maar we moeten... read more
Podgorica - Klinicki Centar - eerste thee na operatie : 'beikes' !
Podgorica - Klinicki Centar
Podgorica - hostal Izvor

Europe » Montenegro » Podgorica May 18th 2016

Nine months ago, Shane typed into Google, Eastern Europe Motorbike Tours. He scrolled down, and opened the web page for Clutch Moto Tours, and was reasonably impressed with what he read and saw. A leap of faith early 2016 saw him Internet banking a significant sum of money to someone whom he'd never met, with a strange name, who supposedly lived in a country a bloody long way away! Did he really exist? Was this just another elaborate Nigerian scam?! Who would know!! Fast forward nine months, and we are in Montenegro, having just ridden into the seventh country of Clutch's Tour of the Seven Countries of the former Yugoslavia. This has to be an example of the power of the Internet, to connect like-minded travellers with smart young entrepreneurs. Rozle Verhovc, a 36 year old ... read more
Rozle....motor-bike tourism entrepreneur.
From Kosovo to Montenegro
Shane and the trusty BMW GS 800.

Europe » Montenegro » Podgorica February 8th 2016

Hey guys Yesterday was chilling day. All I could manage was to climb another hill in Podgorica (Ljubović) and watch Chelsea vs ManU game. Most of the day I did research about hitchhiking possibilities from Podgorica because I want to go to visit my friends in Mostar. It's around 247km away from where I am now so in real terms it could be done in a day or three. Plus weather forecast, showing showers, is not making me a happy lad. But should be even worse on Tuesday morning so I have to try my luck on Monday. My friend Fritz kept me busy during my research with questions about social and immigration system in Germany (like I'm an expert in that field). Yeah, whatever. Never mind, it was good day and I feel recharged and ... read more

Europe » Montenegro » Podgorica February 7th 2016

After 6 months of working and saving I can once again leave for another trip to beloved Balkan. My first stop is Podgorica. There's no direct connection between Edinburgh and Podgorica so I had to book two separate flights. First, Edinburgh - London and then London - Podgorica. Direct flight from London to Podgorica was leaving London at 8.25am but there was no flight from Edinburgh to London landing in London before 8.25am so I had to fly to London evening before and spend 14 hours at the airport. But I didn't mind as I'm on budget. One hour flight from Edinburgh to London was pretty straightforward. I found a decent spot at the airport in London where I could comfortably sleep. I started to read a book when a guy approached me with question if ... read more
On my way to non-existing train stop
Podgorica is somewhere there
Look, it exists!

Europe » Montenegro » Podgorica September 28th 2014

Geo: 42.4413, 19.2621 GÜN 04 PAZAR: Bugün kısmetse dönüyoruz.. Sabah kahvaltımız bermutad neşeli geçti.. toparlanma zorunluluğu yüzünden bu sabah denize girmedim fakat çıkış saatimiz nedeniyle milletin bir kısmı Budva eski şehrinde bir tur atma fırsatını kullandı.. son ıvır zıvır hediyelik eşyalar alındı. Saat 10:00 otelle ilişik kesildi. Otobüsümüze bindik .. Nedense şöförler her halde maliyet yüklüyor diye Souza tünelinden geçmekten imtina ediyorlar. Bu tünel hem yolumuzu kısaltıyor hem de virajlardan içimiz çıkmıyor. Gerekli uyarıyı yaptık ve Souza tünelinden geçerek hatta Iskodra gölü kıyısını izleyerek kısa sürede Podgorica hava alanına vardık Duty free talanları yapıldı PHOTO_I... read more
BEKLEMEDE
UCAGIMIZ

Europe » Montenegro » Podgorica September 25th 2014

Geo: 42.4413, 19.2621 GÜN 01 PERŞEMBE: Uçak biniş öncesi ,tüm ekip yan yana geldi 14 kişiyiz..Uçağımız bir buçuk saat sonra Podgorica'ya kondu..Podgorica bizim 4 Levent ten az daha küçük bir başkent .. Transfer aracımızın şöförü ile tanıştık ve 1.5 saatlik bir yolculuk sonra Adriyatik sahiline vardık.. Şöför, Sveti Stefan da bir mola verdi..Daha sonra buraları anlatacağımız için şimdilik pas geçiyoruz .. Hazır gelmişken biraz Karadağ'a değinelim : Karadağ Crna Gora ,Doğusunda Arnavutluk ve Kosova, kuzeyinde Sırbistan, batısında Hırvatistan, Bosna-Hersek, güneyinde Adriyatik Denizi yer alır. Başkenti, Podgorica'dır (eskiden Titograd). Anayasasında Karadağ "demokratik, refah ve çevreci bir ülke" olarak tanımlanır. Karadağ, es... read more

Europe » Montenegro » Podgorica September 25th 2014

Geo: 42.2879, 18.8394 GÜN 01 PERŞEMBE: Ekip heyecanlı idi ..zira ilk kez milli oluyoruz.. Her şey 21 ağustosta Osman kardeşimizin şu mesajıyla başladı : MACİT ABİİİİİİ, NE GÜZEL SEYAHAT FOTOLARI KOYUP BİZLERİ İMRENDİRİYORSUN.... ŞİMDİ VATANDAŞ SİZİ GÖREVLENDİRİYOR,SİZDEN VAZİFE BEKLİYOR, HALKIN SESİNİ DUYUN, ARTIK AAA SEYAHAT ZAMANI YAKLAŞTI.... ÖNERİ VE TARİH BEKLİYORUZ SİZ GRUBUN BAŞKANI, DUAYENİ OLARAK BİR ADIM ATIN BİZ MARABALAR (bakınız sözlük:köy yerlerindeki ağanın adamları) .PEŞİNİZDEN GELMEYE HAZIRIZ...... MUHABBETİ, SİZLERİ GÖRMEYİ (HALO'YU BİLE) ÖZLEDİK ANLAYIN GAYRI.... Bu mesajı izleyen 42 katkıda muhtelif dalgalanmalardan sonra ,yer olarak her kesin Karabağ diye adlandırmak istediği aslında Karadağ denilen ülkeye gitmeye karar verdik.Benim aslında 1 ay ö... read more
MOLA
AVALA

Europe » Montenegro » Podgorica July 4th 2014

This part of my trip was another special time, because I was again able to reconnect with friends. I met Karsten and Birte in Borneo ten years ago, when I first traveled on my own. They were doing a year or so abroad, and I think inspired me to do the same. Two years later I did. Last year, Jeroen and I met up with them and their son in Hong Kong for a short time. They were just moving from Germany to Montenegro. Although I got close last summer, I didn't make it to Montenegro on my trip in eastern Europe. But this summer, I did and it was great. I arrived on a Friday afternoon, a little earlier than I expected. I took a cab to their house and met with Birte and her ... read more
Canyon on way to Montenegro from Sarajevo
Canyon on way to Montenegro from Sarajevo
Mountain view in Montenegro

Europe » Montenegro » Podgorica August 8th 2013

After many border crossings we finally made it to Plav, Montenegro. It was such a struggle to find our hotel as it was tucked down back streets that slanted dangerously and had more pot holes than actual road. It turns out it was signposted but only in the local language, which is Montegrin, nevertheless we eventually found it after getting lost several times. I have never seen the point in spending a lot of time or money on hotels, but I could have spent forever and my riches at Hotel Kula Damjanova. It was more of a lodge than a hotel. It was on two floors with a spiral type staircase, and was made entirely from wood. It was perched on the lakes edge, and was decorated by oriental rugs hanging on the walls. It was ... read more

Europe » Montenegro » Podgorica July 31st 2013

Saying goodbye to Andreja saw me settle back into the usual groove – you know what that is - slow and steady and lots of photo taking but with a bit more restraint than I’ve shown in the past. Somewhere along the line, I left the Tara River and joined the Moraca River. I think this happened after Kolasin – not sure. But there it was, another river and yet another spectacular canyon. Nature is amazing. Just when you think it can’t possibly get any better it does. In fact, I would have to say that the Moraca Canyon is the most beautiful I’ve seen so far. Big call. But getting there involved a pass (manageable) and then, well, as before a whole vista opens out in front. Mountain, after mountain, after mountain for as far ... read more
Moraca Monastery
Moraca Monastery
Moraca Monastery




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