Stara Varoš

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  • Day218

    Sahat Kula

    August 6, 2019 in Montenegro ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    I was standing below Sahat Kula - Clock Tower - looking at the blue sky and my heart was racing like insane, it felt something was gonna happen. What? When? I didn't know... Sitting on a balcony of a hostel I was staying at, at night, two European-looking guys in front of me were murmuring something to each other... I struggled to hear what kind of language was that? It was soft, very melodic and yet I had same feeling as a few hours before that, below Clock Tower. I switched to Arabic:
    - Where are you from, guys?
    - From Syria
    - I've just come from there!
    - Really? Where have you been?
    - Only Damascus this time
    We kept chatting... Where my Arabic was not enough, and the guys didn't speak English, we resorted to Google Translator. They were from Aleppo, city that now is one huge scar, bleeding scar. They were in Damascus when there was an operation in Aleppo and all their families vanished in a blink of an eye - brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers. They were left alone in this big world, no one waited for them back in Aleppo, even walls were not there anymore. They decided to make their way to Europe, by land, to better life, life with no pain, yet in the land they will never be able to call home. City of Jasmin was left behind, in sweet dreams, and Aleppo still comes to them in occasional nightmares. You don't want to know how they travel and cross the borders, but I can say - these two lads have more courage and bravery, love and kindness, than many of those people that live in the place they are heading to. Best of luck, Jamal, we will meet again, and most likely it will be Syria. At least, I hope so. I do hope
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  • Day187

    Podgorica, Dom und Markthalle

    November 9, 2018 in Montenegro ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    Morgens sind wir nochmal in die Stadt und haben uns den Dom angeschaut. Aussen zwar mächtig aber auch schlicht, innen glänzt er golden mit vielen Abbildungen.

    Danach wollten wir noch etwas einkaufen und auf dem Weg lag die Podgorica Mall. Wir konnten daneben parken und dabei entdeckten wir direkt davor eine große Markthalle. Supertoll.Read more


    Ja das gib ja ein Süppschen


    Oh wow 😂

    Bärbel xxx

    Am Tag sieht der Dom fast noch schöner aus

  • Day14

    Crossing more borders to Montenegro

    October 29, 2017 in Montenegro ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    It was a relaxing morning for a change! We had a lovely balcony so managed to get some sun before we spent the rest of the day travelling!

    We arrived at the “bus station” to get the bus over to Montenegro - the taxi driver just dropped us off at the side of the road so we had no idea where to go. After asking a few people and hotel receptionists, we were none the wiser. A fairly friendly looking guy offered us a lift for €30 which was slightly more than the non existent bus so we thought it was a good idea. We arrived at his old Mercedes (couldn’t be any other car in albania could it) and we were on our way! He was very chatty considering we didn’t understand what he was on about. I think he was mentioning the terrible traffic, corrupt police and something about busses... it was a quick journey across the border which was great but unfortunately we were faced with very bad traffic going into Podgorica which took forever. Thankfully our friendly driver had ran out of things to say!

    We spent most of the rest of the day looking into car rentals etc but explored a little in the evening. The city didn’t seem too exciting and I got a bit of a weird unfriendly vibe from the people. A cute little dog made our day though as he came around with us as we walked all around the city. We called him Jack and when we stopped in at a bar for a drink we lost him. Amazingly though he found us back at our hostel like 2 hours later! Adorable, wish we could keep him :)

    Another good thing about the city- we found a great little restaurant with amazing pizzas and pasta and live music! Although, it’s so strange that smoking is still allowed inside everywhere here- didn’t like that too much.

    Good news is we got a good deal for a car rental at only €37 a day and the guy dropped it off for us this evening so we’re all set for another road trip tomorrow morning! Yay!
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  • Day225


    November 14, 2017 in Montenegro ⋅ ☁️ 12 °C

    We had to check out by 10 even though the hostel is practically empty so we just waited in reception for an hour before going to the station.
    Bought our tickets and on we got the bus but first Will went and got a bottle of water - he came back laughing. As he was walking past the shop a man came out of one of the offices to go somewhere and he beckoned .... suddenly 3 cats waltz out :) they had a box and chair to sleep in for the mean time until he came back hah
    It was a 2 hour ride and I slept the entire way. I don't know at what time I go to bed last night but I know at 5:38 I was still wide awake lol.
    Arrived at Podgorica and luckily we walked the way we did because the plan was to meet the Bnb owners dad at the house. As we were walking a man approached us and said hi are you looking for bojana. Firstly, lucky we didn't brush him off because it's normally annoying taxi driers who approach you at stations and secondly luckily i knew our hosts name cause Will didn't have a clue. Yes, we wanted bojana 👍🏼
    He drove us to the house.
    The outside of the building is so ugly. The corridors smell like bubblegum.
    The lift to get up to the 5th level is so dodgy lol hopefully
    It doesn't break during our stay.

    We just chilled

    It's a cozy little apartment.
    We went to the shops to buy some basics then came back and both had a 5 hour sleep lol oops.
    I've wipped out my sleeping bag because it's cold.
    I cooked us hotdogs for dinner which would have been lovely if the bread wasn't stale 😒
    We both showered and then watched Big Bang for hours on the laptop. Unfortunately the Tvs sound isn't working for some reason so the dad is gonna drop by tomorrow to have a look.
    It's 3:30am and now it's finally time for bed. ☺️
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  • Day226


    November 15, 2017 in Montenegro ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    Goood sleep :)

    So we did nothing all day😂😂
    I looked at work aways and that was the only thing I'd consider productive.

    Our tv doesn't work so the dad came and took it to get fixed.
    We were like it's fine don't woryy about and he just kept saying "no I MUST fix it" - he was very cute.
    Off he went to get it fixed. How very efficient lol.
    Within 30 minutes he was back. He fiddled with it for 30 minutes and made 2 phones calls and hey presto - the sound came on 🎉 off he went lol.

    We went out for dinner - we put a Chinese place into our map but along the way we came across a Hard Rock Cafe so we popped in there. We didn't spend a cent today so the prices evened out to be ok lol.
    The mango berry cooler was there 🎉🎉🎉 (had it in Poland)
    We had chicken wings and I had bruschetta. Food I actually wanted 😭😭
    The waiter was unfortunately very good so we felt obligated to tip because he was going out of his way.
    Damn lol
    Walked home and I fell asleep on the couch. William the complete dickhead woke me up at 1am by tickling my face so I opened my eyes and he was standing over me and I screamed.
    Heart rate was through the roof.

    Thanks to the big idiot I was then wide awake and watched pride and prejudice. I liked it much more than when I saw it with mothers group lol
    If I hadn't made myself read the book I probably still wouldnt have got it.
    Just proud of myself cause it proved I understood the book correctly haha

    We Skyped Jess and Jaxon kept trying to hug the phone 😭❤️
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  • Day227


    November 16, 2017 in Montenegro ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    I had an hour long bath/shower this morning trying to sort out my birds nest which is getting worse and worse by the day. My hair has actually died. I want to buy treatment stuff but it's like 10€ 😑boo.
    We went to the shopping center down the road and fun fact - Montenegro does not have a single fast food chain which is outrageous because Iraq had McDonalds and Afghanistan has KFC.
    Only option was some cafe thing. Eh.
    Didn't really want fast food but I'm more pointing out the chance of them having a food court is laughable.
    I found a random souvenir store and took my chance and bought a magnet because it's unlikely I'll find another place to get it.
    I got a cat bottle opener. We have literally done nothing in this country so it's the only relevant thing I could get.

    We bought pasta and sauce for us to make ourselves dinner with tonight and went home.

    1 season of Big Bang was watched today 😂

    We cooked the pasta but the stove is really bad so the water never reached boiling? Sections were overcooked and others were not cooked enough. It was pretty crap, but cheap so whatever.

    We did another load of washing and hung them up outside. Will is out of long pants so he has put on my track pants but they are too short so he looks like a dill.

    Another beautifully lazy day.
    As tomorrow will be 😂
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  • Day228


    November 17, 2017 in Montenegro ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    It's 2:47pm and thus far we have had breakfast and done the dishes. That's it.

    Watched Big Bang.

    Went to dinner at hard rock again. Service was shit so we didn't tip 🤗
    Walked past the American embassy- it is once again ridiculous. A Fort Knox.

    Commbank down for the 72 time - 2nd time in Montenegro alone. We had to use our other card. Loving the extra costs 😑😑😑😑😑😑

    I wanted a cup of tea so bad I boiled water on the stove.
    This house would be perfect if it had a kettle and a drying rack. Oh and tongs.

    The air here is really making my chest feel tight.

    I couldn't sleep again.
    So I got up and I watched 50 shades darker on the laptop - I then went back to the bedroom to try sleep again but got kicked out because I was being too loud with all my tossing at turning hahah
    I don't know what time I fell asleep but I know at 6:03 I was awake.

    We have also been spending time trying to figure out our route when we go back to the Schengen. Can't wait to go back lol

    They play a lot of Michael Jackson around the place.
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  • Day229


    November 18, 2017 in Montenegro ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Went to the bus stop and bought tickets for our trip to Tirana tomorrow.
    Then we went to hard rock again for lunch 😂 no where else to go.
    It was our first time walking in daylight. The river we walked over looked nice.
    Walked back home and bought milk on the way.
    Another boring day.
    Feeling refreshed :)

    Big Bang marathon again

    We then facetimed Jess and Jaxon - Jaxon half nearly drowned today... they are currently on a legacy retreat and a girl was holding Jaxon, she got distracted and went to play with her brother and left Jaxon In the deep end of the toddler pool. Jess was close by and obviously rushed to him but he was struggling under the water for a few seconds. 😶😶
    Helen was online so we then Skyped them as well.

    I packed up my bag.

    New country tomorrow 😊
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Stara Varoš, Stara Varos