Montenegrins sing in the streets, but do not dance in discos, they love holidays and do not like to work, they prefer meat to seafood and fire pistols in honor of the birth of their son. The most unusual everyday traditions and habits of the inhabitants of the Balkan country are in the selection of “Subtleties”.
1. In Montenegro, they drink mostly natural coffee, but
it is not easy to find tea here– it is sold mainly in Russian stores. Having ordered a cup of tea in a cafe or restaurant, get ready to receive an “anti-cold kit”: a cheap bag complete with boiling water, a slice of lemon and honey. Montenegrins do not drink tea without a reason, they are treated with it.
2. Montenegro is
the most smoking country in Europe: almost half of the adult population here does not part with cigarettes. Despite the current ban, local residents smoke everywhere – on the street, in transport, on the terraces of restaurants and even in maternity hospitals. According to the WHO, more people smoke here than in Russia and Serbia: an average of 11 cigarettes a day.
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< /ul> 3. Houses of Montenegrins
have no gas, central heating or hot water: they are replaced by electricity, and therefore the electricity bill in winter can reach up to 100 EUR. To save money, locals wash and wash either after 23:00 or on Sundays when a reduced rate is in effect.
4. In Montenegro,
there is not a single McDonald's: once the mobile points of the corporation were in Podgorica and Budva, but, despite the demand, they did not last long. Rumor has it that American fast food was tacitly banned by local authorities, resisting globalization and caring for the health of the population.
5. In Montenegro,
they cook very tasty: you can have a bite to eat in one of the many bakers, where they sell buns with nut butter, croissants with chocolate, as well as pastries with meat, cheese and herbs. To thoroughly refresh yourself, you should look into the family tavern: the food there is very tasty, the portions are huge, and the prices are humane.
men are in no hurry to get married and are not too prone to marital fidelity. In the north of the country there is a whole village of convinced bachelors – Konyushi: about 60 people live there, who basically do not want to start a family.
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7. Montenegrin families still
have patriarchal principles: husbands slowly drink coffee in the morning and discuss the latest news in the nearest cafe, and women fuss about the housework, collect children for school and go to work. The birth of a girl is considered almost a misfortune: it even happens that, having learned about the unwanted sex of the baby, Montenegrin women terminate the pregnancy. 8. Work and career are not on the priority list of local people, they value family and friends much more. Therefore, Montenegrins work slowly and generally do not rush anywhere; their famous laziness is reflected in 10 comic commandments, the first of which reads: “Man is born tired and lives to rest.”
9. And here is
Montenegrins know a lot about fun: along with the New Year and Independence Day, they officially celebrate Christmas and Easter. In addition, there are many unofficial, but popular holidays in the country – Chicken Christmas, Mimosa Festival, Camellia Day, Blueberry Festival, Farewell to Summer and carnivals several times a year.
are very fond of dogs and cats, almost every family has a pet, or even several at once. Feeders for stray animals are everywhere on the streets, and in many hotels you can stay with your four-legged friend.
Freedom-loving Montenegrins despise the rules of the road and often neglect them. Running a red light, parking where your heart desires, smoking and talking on the phone while driving, overtaking each other on a mountain serpentine – all this is in the order of things.
Russians are always welcome in Montenegro: they speak Russian in the resorts, and in seaside restaurants there is always a menu in our language. During the Yugoslav times, Russian was taught in schools as a compulsory subject, and the older generation may well quote Pushkin or Lermontov in the original. Holidays in Montenegro: which resort to choose and where is better?