Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Day 11 - 28th August 2011 - Ulcinj, Montenegro

Today was our last full day so we decided not to do much and headed once more into the centre of Ulcinj to meet Damian and Ira. We had something to drink in their room, which was quite a bit smaller than ours and Damian showed us how to make the Turkish style of coffee that is so prevalent over here. It's prepared in a small pouring cup with a handle that looks a bit like a small pan that you put on the stove, filling it with water, loose coffee grains and a bit of sugar. Putting it to the boil it all forms together to create a nice foamy coffee without the need for an expensive electric coffee machine.

After this we went to a wonderful little pebble-dashed beach which is much less crowded and less commercial than the main beaches on the seafront. It's not as shallow and you have to step across some more stones to get to the sandy part of the sea in order to swim more comfortably, but it's a wonderful place and looks a bit like a miniature version of the Cinque Terre in Liguria, Italy. After a brief swim we returned to the Old Town for a bite to eat before returning to where we're staying for a relaxing evening. When we got back, I bought myself one of the little coffee cups to take back with me, as well as some coffee to go with it - an inexpensive yet memorable souvenir!

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