You will certainly be proposed Amaro Montenegro and feel it is a local drink. That was the case on the ferry from Ancona to Bar, where it was standing in the tax free shop. Actually it is a very good bitter but is Italian but has nothing to do with the country "Montenegro" as in Italian, it means "black mountain" !
Because Montenegro was a 'no go' area for many tourists for several years, most of the hotels are run down, requiring paint, new fixtures and fittings, and, in some cases, serious structural repairs.
Unique Suggestions: If you want plumbing that works (and doesn't leak), look for a three-star hotel, and then still expect to 'make do'.
Hotels advertised as 'four star' are not the 'usual' four star - more like 2 and a half! But you are still expected to pay a premium price for them, so it may be better to look for a good three star and just visit the four stars for a day trip.
But please don't let this put you off!
The trip is still very worthwhile.
Fun Alternatives: Check out your hotel/accomodation before you go. Visit a forum about travelling in Montenegro, there must be one out there soemwhere!
The official letter in Serbia and Montenegro is (Serbian) Cyrillic and streets and the most of institutions are marked by it. Maybe, it will make you a problem but try to learn it.
Officially the Cyrillic alphabet is used, and the Latin alphabet is in use. Both are taught at school.
Unique Suggestions: In distinction from the most of other languages in the World, our language is based on the rule “write as you speak, speak as it’s written”. The Serbian Cyrillic alphabet has 30 letters - one letter for every sound, which makes it quite unique compared to the other alphabets.
There are no two, three or, even, four letters for an one sound like in English or French. Also, “A”, “E”, “O”, “J”, “K”, “M” and “T” are same as in English but be careful, when you see “B” it is our “V”, “H” is “N”, “X” is “H”, “P” is “R”, “C” is “S”, “Y” is “U”, and we have some voices that English language doesn’t.
It is not heavy as I wrote and you will have some fun learning it.
Fun Alternatives: Ask some young people what you interesting for. Almost everyone speaks one of the world languages.
Budva is a typical touristic place. If you seek something more local and quiet, please choose Perast.
In addition, there are more beautiful places in Montenegro than Budva.
Fun Alternatives: Perast, Kotor
NO REAL TRAPS.REMEMBER THOUGH, MONTENEGRO IS A EURO COUNTRY. HARD TO PAY WITH RUBLES. CARDS DON'T WORK IN MOST PLACES.
Unique Suggestions: BRING EURO OR DOLLARS
Fun Alternatives: FIND A JOB IN MONTENEGRO - THEY PAY IN EUROS.
Dress conservatively if you are visiting monasteries, at least wear long trousers or longer skirt. If not, maybe you will not enter, even, in the yard of it.
Old town 322, Kotor, 85310, Montenegro
Good for: Business
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