Montenegro is a little developed country. How to understand this, you ask. On religiosity, as same still. Every country in the world goes through stages of its own development – from super-religious to capitalist and beyond. In Montenegro, monasteries and churches still serve as political and cultural centers. And even people define “their” and “outsider” by religion. Always say that you are Orthodox — then you will even get a free ride to any city you need.
SHOPPING ON SITE
Montenegro is absolutely not a place for shopping. In addition to Podgorica, there are no boutiques and shops known anywhere outside of Montenegro. And even grocery shopping turns into hell in small towns. Despite the fact that prices in the country (in the South) are more expensive than the same Spain. In the old town of Budva, you can buy silver — the only thing worth your money in the country.
Price in Montenegrin
Sun beds on the King’s beach — 30 euros per day
Sun beds on the Queen’s beach — 100 euros a day
Local wine bottle — 5-20 euros
Local beer — 1-2 Euro.
Burger — 8 euros
Pasta — 9 euros
Salad — 6-12 euros
Seafood — 20-40 euros
Meat dishes — 6-8 euros
Silver — 50-200 euros
Water taxi — 30 euros
Excursions from Pylon (the only tour operator in the country) — 35 euros maximum
T-shirt from an unknown local brand — 40-80 euros
Water scooter for an hour — 60 euros
Pricing is strange. It turns out that the most expensive thing on the beach. Although the sun loungers are on a large pebble, and next to them there is a completely unpatchable sandy pink beach, which is also closer to the island. In General, in Montenegro, they earn as much as they can.
THE FOOD IN MONTENEGRO
Every country has its own national cuisine. Somewhere it is brighter, as in Italy, somewhere less pronounced — that’s just like in Montenegro😅
What to try in this country of red roofs?
prosciutto — or as it is called at us — prosciutto
seafood, especially mussels
lavender ice cream
Montenegro is a hell on earth for vegans. But the steaks here are very tasty, although the locals confuse schnitzel and pork chop.
Montenegro is a country where you should come one day for the sake of nature and the pristine beauty of fortresses. The country is poor. The country is hungry for tourists and money, and therefore takes unreasonably high prices for the most simple things.
But all its nature, all the beauty of its pink beaches (in St. Stephen’s), all the beauty of its history makes you close your eyes to it.
And while you are in Montenegro, you feel as if you are playing roulette — you pay a lot for nothing, but you also get high, so you will continue to play.