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Rumija by the two of us

Rumija by the two of us

I stare through a plane window as we cruise above Montenegrin mountains, while the sun is setting down. The bird’s eye perspective needs some time to settle in and after a couple of mountains, a familiar mark shows – a small white dot on the top of a peak – the...
Hajla winter climb

Hajla winter climb

In his preparation for Mt Everest, Safet Mavrić – Ćako spent a lot of time on his favorite mountain Hajla, which stands close to Rožaje, on the border between Montenegro and Kosovo. He was an experienced climber and mountaineer. On January 6th, 1997, he climbed...
Stop longing for nature. Go there

Stop longing for nature. Go there

“For many years, I have been moved by the blue at the far edge of what can be seen, that color of horizons, of remote mountain ranges, of anything far away. The color of that distance is the color of an emotion, the color of solitude and of desire, the color of...
Rainy Saturday along the valley of river Oraovštica

Rainy Saturday along the valley of river Oraovštica

It goes without saying that my weekend hikings happen because I love nature. But hiking is also an impulse to escape my life. Don’t get me wrong – escaping life comes as a universal thing, hardly worth vilifying. Living a life usually involves the urge to avoid...
The legend of Bukumirsko Lake

The legend of Bukumirsko Lake

The Bukumirsko Lake legend was told to me on a pasture close to our farm house. Every day, at around the same time, an old shepherdess appeared from the old rural path with her flock of sheep. Even after so many years, in my mind’s eye I can still see her...