On the first morning of my Balkan road trip, we had breakfast at Venus in Ulcinj.
|"Fried Pancake: cheese, ham, mushrooms, cream, pickles" - 2.50 euros or $3.28 USD. Way too much mayonnaise or "cream," but you just had to scrape a lot of it to the side and dig in.|
|"Sweet Pancake: euro crem, banana, plazma, nuts, cream" - 1.80 euros, or $2.36 USD. Can you believe that shit?|
|From this point forward, I realized that everywhere we went in Montenegro and Bosnia-Herzegovina, they had their own sugar packet labels.|
Everyone was so nice and handled English pretty well here. The food was tasty, like a really good IHOP and even cheaper, way cheaper.
Doing as the Romans, I was apparently going to be an alcoholic for the next ten days. After breakfast, at exactly 9 am, we all cracked open our Niksicko Darks (a Montengran brand of the same generic, crappy dark beer you get anywhere in the Balkans).
Driving on these tiny, winding, pot hole-ridden and often sunken mountain roads on the way to Skader Lake National Park had more the jerky feel of snowmobiling than driving. I needed a beer to be okay with the slightly increased possibility that I was about to die.