Montenegro is a wonderful country. There are frustrations to living here but it really is a great country to live in. Culturally it is like the country breathes life into me – the music, the food, the people, the conversation. The scenery is constantly remarkable – I don’t think you can be anywhere in Montenegro where, if you lift you eyes up, your breath is not taken away. There are mountains everywhere, at the moment they are snowtipped and at each time of day they cast a slightly different awe-inspiring mood over the landscape.
The people here are just lovely. Ever since I first came nearly ten years ago I have been welcomed with open arms in almost every context I have been in and of course it is not that I am special. Although there is certainly a collective reticence to strangers and foreigners, once they have met you, people are warm to everyone.
Just over three weeks left. I feel like I am ready to come home, but it is going to be a wrench.