Let me begin by telling you that this was probably the most AMAZING week of my life!
Why? Don’t worry, I’ll explain. 😀
I arrived by plane to Tivat airport early on arrival day (08.07.2015) so I got a chance to relax on the beach and enjoy the sun the entire day. In the evening we had the Opening ceremony and we all got to know each other better.
On day one we had a great presentation skills training held by Mia from Ernst and Young. In the evening we had did a City Rally in Kotor’s Old town. The inner city of Kotor is just the perfect place for such an event. It has one of the best preserved medieval old towns in the Adriatic and is a UNESCO world heritage site. The combination of such a beautiful setting, crazy challenges and relaxed people made this the best City Rally I have ever experienced. We danced with strangers, laughed and spontaneously got to meet some interesting new people. 🙂
The next day we had beach time in Kotor finishing with the famous EESTEC International night. Everybody brought food and drinks from their country. The organizers did an amazing job providing us with the traditional and authentic specialities of Montenegro. We finished the night with an after party on the beach.
The next couple of days were a lot of fun too. We got to travel and visit some popular beaches like Plavi Horizonti. We saw Porto Montenegro, a port for the richest visitors of the Montenegrin Coast with many beautiful yachts. Also, we visited some historic sites like the old capitol of Cetinje and the Lovcen national park along with the Memorial on the very peak of the mountain. The view was just breathtaking.
My favourite experience of the week, besides the City Rally was the Boka Bay cruise. We had a boat for ourselves and sailed all the way to open sea and back, visiting beautiful places. We sailed inside an amazing cave and afterwords a made a stop at a secluded beach and had some beach time. On the way back we visited the Gospa od Skrpjela church, which stands on an artificial island in the middle of the Bay of Kotor.
We spent the last day in Budva, one of the largest tourist attractions of the montenegrin coast with a just as amazing fortified old town as Kotor. In the afternoon we visited Jaz, a famous beach with a lot of young people. It was very nice to be able to see this place since many famous artists like Madonna and The Rolling Stones had their concerts here.
In the evening we had a nice surprise. A famous a cappella choir from Serbia had a concert on Kotor’s Old town walls and we got to enter for FREE! Special thanks to my great friend Nikola Sarac and Tihomir, a member of the choir (who surprisingly turned out to be a former EESTECer from Belgrade 😀 ), for making this amazing night possible. The photos cannot express the emotions one felt listening to all those beautiful voices, sitting on the fort walls with friends, with the lit up hills in the background and the starry night above.
I could go on forever describing the amazing moments I’ve experienced in Montenegro but I think this should be enough for this review. Special thanks to LC Podgorica. These guys were amazing organizers who made all this possible. We really felt like VIPs every day going to the Old town to party with 6-7 taxis. 🙂
Thanks to the participants for being such a diverse, interesting and open group. We had so much fun together. I hope I’ll meet you guys again soon. Now that I’m in Karlsruhe again, and getting accustomed to my normal daily routine, I’m experiencing a kind of Post-Montenegro depression. 🙂
I would recommend this event to everyone and I’m sure of one thing, I going to do my best to come again next year!! 🙂