Exploring cultures and communities – the slow way

In search of the road over Cakor Pass that leaves Montenegro's Lim valley and heads east to Péc in Kosovo

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Suddenly the soul is restless, and, whatever the season, we need to make a journey! As for example to the Prokletije mountains, a wild and rugged region that rises to over two and a half thousand metres in a part of the southern Balkans noted for its unkempt borders. Here, on the shoulder of Mount Deravica, the frontiers of Albania, Montenegro and Kosovo all converge.

It is a region where cartography can delude. Our old map of the area, published in Budapest in 1997, both entertains and deceives. As an instrument for modern navigation it has its shortcomings!

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and Susanne Kries manage hidden europe, a Berlin-based editorial bureau that supplies text and images to media across Europe. Together they edit hidden europe magazine. Nicky and Susanne are dedicated slow travellers. They delight in discovering the exotic in the everyday.

This article was published in hidden europe 6.