Montenegro
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09 July 2013
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Vintage Jacket by BANDA

The most travelled watch in the world spent a pleasant afternoon in the town of Podgorica, the capital city of Montenegro.

Montenegro has been an independent state since 2006. The territory of today's Montenegro was populated around 700 years BC by the Greeks, followed by Celts and then the Illyrians. Slavic tribes arrived in the 6th century and established their kingdom which thrived for centuries and even survived almost 500 years of Ottoman occupation. The most recent demographic / religious structure is 72% Eastern Orthodox and 19% Muslim.

Population: 600,000 (approximately the size of the Gold Coast region)

Montenegro has no currency of its own; instead it unilaterally declared Euro as its currency. Montenegrin cuisine is a result of Montenegro's long history. It is a variation of Mediterranean and Oriental.

Locals can be best described as proud, helpful and friendly.

Photos:

Sahat Kula was built in 1667, by Adži-paša Osmanagic, a prominent citizen of Podgorica. According to the legend, the clock was brought from Italy. For a long time, it was the only public clock in the city. Around 1890, a metal cross was placed at the top of the tower. The tower itself is one of only a few remaining landmarks in Montenegro built during the Ottoman Empire.

St George Orthodox Church: built in the 10th century, it is one of the oldest Orthodox Churches in Montenegro. There is something amazingly special about this almost 1000 years old Church which quietly sits on the hill just above the capital city of Podgorica.





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