If Budva reflects the pace of Montenegro, then this tiny nation of 600,000 is going to boom. New buildings, a growing inflow of foreign investment and a government looking to boost economy though commercial and tax benefits, are signs of willingness to build this country and seize future growth.
From majestic mountains to the deep blue hues of the Adriatic Sea, the Montenegro coastline is appealing.
Tourism is rising, but the only real set back - that is from Budva - is no shuttle service to the Dubrovnik airport. No bus service is available to the airport and 100€ for a one way taxi ride is a bit steep for one person.
Spent a relaxing day walking the streets, buying a new power bank and talking to people. I had a great talk with Barc.
Involved in property development, Barc is a man with a history. He lost both his parents at the age of three and at 17 he joined the army, developing a solid career within security and international peace-keeping. We talked about life, values and change. What I learned from Barc today: • Life is a journey and one cannot forecast the storms or destinations. One has to accept the road map even though, in retrospect, we may have wished a different route. • Values are often tested by circumstances outside our control. The more we mature, the more we understand the impact of our personal values on the quality of life we want to live. • Change is not a closed book. Despite the pain, we must embrace and accept change. Use all experiences, whether positive or negative, as a “game-changer parameter” to become a better person. Thank you Barc for an inspiring conversation and a reflective, caring attitude that made my day richer.