Known as “Black Mountain”, Eastern Europe’s Montenegro shares borders with Croatia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Serbia, and Albania.
Formerly part of the Socialist Yugoslavia, Montenegro is still recovering from the impact of the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s. Having declared independence from Serbia in 2006, Montenegro is currently working to be the newest member of the European Union.
With so many diverse people groups; Montenegrins are most united in their religion: over 70% consider themselves Serbian Orthodox. However, their adherence seems more cultural than a practice of faith.
Will you share healing and hope in Montenegro?
Montenegrins are extremely direct in their communication. They don’t value personal space very much.
Punctuality is not very highly valued in Montenegrin culture.
You will win social points if you bring a little gift when invited to a household. They may ask you to remove your shoes and give you slippers instead. It is impolite to refuse food, and you will probably be fed quite a lot if you are invited to someone's home.
Old town Kotor is breathtaking. Located by a gorgeous body of water, many of the buildings in Kotor are centuries old. Kotor also has wonderful local markets and cuisine.
Walk along the beautiful coastline of the Adriatic Sea in Budva.
Trek to the The Millennium Bridge in the capital city of Podgorica.