• Montenegro.

    Best of Both Worlds

    This tiny and proud country has everything for you – fishermen’s shacks, palaces, church in a cave, bright blue fjord, nice rocky paths for you to walk and then disappear in the woods, small hotels and resorts! My host World Association of Chefs invited me to stay in the association run Hotel Residence Milocer Hotel. It is run mostly by…

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    Food and Such

    Montenegrin cuisine has a distinctive Italian flavour. I noticed that in the way the meats are cured dried, the cheese making techniques and the way the breads are made. There are also influences from other countries like Turkey, Hungary, Croatia and Vienna. When I went up to the north of Montenegro I noticed that the cuisine is different there. In…

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    Winter in Pljevlja

    Winter in Montenegro is generally welcomed in the North of the country, where the winter sports centers in Durmitor and Bjelasica begin to provide tourists and Olympic athletes alike an enjoyable winter in Montenegro. I came up to the North to teach at the Culinary school here.

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    Sleepy Old Village in Milocer

    I stayed at the Hotel Residence Milocer Hotel that had a great view of part of a beach and so I decided that I will take a walk there. It was less than 25 minutes of peaceful walk to the beautiful beach. Hardly saw anyone along the way………well it explains, Montenegro’s population is less than 650,000 people!! Along with ancient…

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    Montenegro country markets

    Montenegro is a new country and don’t have much definition on what is its National cuisine. Since the country is very small, it has lots of influence from the neighbouring countries. Since Serbia ruled it for years, the cuisine is almost the same. I saw lots of roasted seafood like cuttlefish, lamb, cured meats and cheeses. I saw wheels and…

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    Chefs In Training

    I was approached by World Association of Chefs if I am keen to take on an assignment to go to Montenegro as part of the Train the Trainers Program to teach chefs and wannabe chefs on Asian food. Of course I took this opportunity to show off my skills as well as to visit this country. It was a pleasure…

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    Laid Back Budva

    Budva is a popular coastal town in Montenegro. This place is well known for all the Mediterranean architecture, the beautiful beaches and vibrant nightlife. Budva is the oldest settlements on the Adriatic Sea coast – more than 3500 years old!! Over the years this area was reigned by Roman Empire, the Serbian empire, by the Venetians, the French, Austria-Hungary, Italians…

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    My Holy Days in Montenegro

    Even though I am not a religious person, I am a highly spiritual person, and I will not think twice to visit any religious place in the world. I have always felt calm when visiting a sacred place when it is not crowded, and I think there is something magical about such places. I visited several spiritual or holy places…

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    The Old and New City

    Thousands of tourists flock to Budva every year during the high season. My new friends in Montenegro said that almost everyone in Budva is rich! Apparently, some people even call this place Montenegrin Kuwait – many of the residents here sold their houses to foreign investors for big money and became millionaires. Most of the buyers were Russians, Austrians and…

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    Traditionally Press Olive Oil

    Mirovica, a little town in Montenegro has the oldest olive tree in the whole of Europe. It is said that it may be about 2000 years old! I had a chance to visit an old olive oil mill and on the same day I had a chance to visit a modern olive oil mill too when I met a lovely…