Yeah, that’s pretty much what I said. I mean, who has even HEARD of Montenegro?
Well, it’s no wonder. It’s actually a very new country, with a very long history.
It was a republic within the former Yugoslavia, joined at first to Serbia, and independent only since 2006, but founded back in the Roman days.
Its coastline is ruggedly beautiful, and a bus tour of the area takes you up narrow, winding roads for gorgeous, unspoiled views. We were there on an overcast day, and as beautiful as it was, it must be REALLY incredible when the sun is shining.
Montenegro is a very poor country, and its tourism industry is in its infancy. The old town is interesting, but not spectacular. Right now it’s a bit of a sleepy little village, with lots of room for growth, and someday will probably be a lot more crowded as it becomes more developed.