Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Green is the New Black

Montenegro is its Italian-based name, meaning “Black Mountain,” but domestically it is known as Crna Gora, which means “Black Forest.” But something must be lost in translation, because while the entire country could be described as “mountain” or “forest,” the dominant colour is green

The coastal mountains are covered in small shrubs dotting arid mountainsides. Away from the coast, the mountains are blanketed in light green deciduous forest, with patches of lush pastureland wherever it’s flat enough. At the peaks of many mountains, we found alpine valleys filled with farmer’s fields. And even the sheer cliffs of the deep Tara Canyon are covered in green forest.

So, instead of Montenegro, we propose the name Monteverde…

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