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  • Ada Bojana September 2010
    Ada Bojana September 2010
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  • Ada Bojana, the goldern triangle of Montenegro
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    Ada Bojana, an accidental island with a purpose.

    by budapest8 Updated Sep 12, 2010

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    ADA BOJANA

    N 41.864216 ° E 19.343163 °
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    We spent 3 days camping here, so managed to explore
    some of the island, but left the swamp part out and it's
    water snakes. But the 1.8 kilometre long sandy beach
    running right up to the Albanian border was one of the highlights
    of our trip. It's not that accessible without a car, so either
    pay €15 for a taxi from Ulcinj city or get the once daily bus
    from the resort at 3pm in the summer season, hitching not so
    easy but not impossible.
    Ada Bojana is an established nudist/naturist resort from back in
    the '70's and the majority of bungalows and wooden buildings
    not renovated since then. I will be writing a lot more about our
    time here in the coming months.
    Your probably wondering if I was walking about with my daughter
    naked, no I wasn't, although I have been on a few nude beaches
    in different countries at a younger age.
    Entrance fee is €2 and payable on entry and children free.

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    About Ada Bojana

    by budapest8 Updated Sep 10, 2010

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    About Ada Bojana:


    Ada Bojana is a large triangular shaped 480 hectar island
    that divides the river Bojana (Buna in Albanian) into two rivers.
    The beautiful sea front is about 2 km, each of the river banks is 2.8 km.
    The highest point or "summit" of the island reaches a 3.4 m elevation.
    It lies at the southernmost tip of the Montenegro coastline,
    thus, the southern arm of the Bojana makes a natural and
    international border with Albania. A bridge connects the
    island with the Stoja plain and Ulcinj

    About a century and a half ago, there were only two small islets in
    the wide mouth of the Bojana river. In 1858, the schooner Merito,
    owned by Antun Allegretti from Trogir and commended by captain
    Naporelli, sought shelter between the two islets. Unfortunately,
    a terrible storm sank the ship. The legend says that sand accumulated
    behind and around the wreck and gave birth to Ada Bojana.
    Though the story is well documented there is little chance that
    this wreck could be the cradle of the island, but who knows,
    I love a good legend, like that of the pirates of Ulcinj.

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    Ada Bojana, an accidental island

    by budapest8 Updated Sep 10, 2010

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    Ada Bojana, the goldern triangle of Montenegro
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    ADA BOJANA

    A little background info on this accidental
    island. No it's not like 'The island' in the TV
    series LOST. Ada is Turkish for Island and Bojana
    from the name of the river Bojana flowing alongside .
    Corrupt and greedy officials have been selling off bits
    of the country and real estate property has sky rocketed
    over the last 6 years with Russian developers being the main
    investors. I even noticed that Ado Bojana or chunks of it were
    put on the market back in 2006 for "Rent based on turnover but
    subject to a minimum of at least 2.5 million Euros payment per
    year..Thank god Montenegro have not such a keen business
    sense when it comes to real estate, it seems that the high price tag
    has kept the island safe for now. The tender offered to foreign investors
    fell through and just to get Tender Documents which were available,
    interested parties were expected to pay EUR 10,000.
    I heard that 70% of new buildings over the last 8 years in Budva
    have been erected and built without the proper permits.

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