Exploring cultures and communities – the slow way

Karlos Zurutuza reports on a summer day in Ulcinj, a coastal town in southern Montenegro.

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Most modern travellers intent on exploring the coastline of Montenegro so extolled by Byron will head, in the main, for the Bay of Kotor or for the sweep of resorts from Budva down to Sveti Stefan. But for those willing to venture a little further south down the Montenegro coast, there is, in the small town of Ulcinj, a chance to find something more offbeat.

Drive south through the olive groves, ignoring the industrial ferry port of Bar, and make for Montenegro's southernmost town.

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Karlos Zurutuza has been covering human rights and conflict along parallel 33 (from Western Sahara to Eastern Baluchistan) for the past 15 years. Other than in hidden europe, his work has been published in prominent media outlets such as Al Jazeera, IPS News Vicenews, The Middle East Eye and The Guardian, among many others. He has also published several books, his latest being Tierra Adentro (Libros del KO, 2018), which covers seven years of ground reporting in Libya.

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