Podgorica for me is a real strange place but this evenings orange haze made me think again, and it's really damn beautiful.
Montenegro’s capital city, and most densely populated urban center, Podgorica means business. Emerging from WWII and rebuilt following Eastern Bloc templates as “Titograd” – Podgorica is the administrative, economic, academic and even geographic center of Montenegro. Really. Its within an hour of key coastal cities and mountain resorts. Fly in to Podgorica Int’l Airport, get the lay of the land (lodging runs the gamut from affordable motels to five star hotels), and enjoy the enthusiastic café culture and nightlife. Then explore Montenegro.
Compared to the scenic coasts and mountain ranges of Montenegro, I didn't find Podgorica particularly special. But Podgorica (formerly called Titograd during Yugoslav times) is a telling look at the country's past, with Stalinist high-rise buildings and many nice monuments. It's also a good gateway to amazing Montenegro attractions such as the Ostrog monestary (about an hour) and a perfect place to sample Montenegrin delicacies in a laid-back atmosphere for very affordable prices.
Quiet, peaceful and intertwined with nature. I had a great time, I will go again as soon as possible :)