Our stay in Lukomir is coming to an end. But before we depart home, we are going to have lunch in the village and enjoy the surroundings of mountain Bjelasnica. We had such a great time in Lukomir and I'm glad you all enjoyed our images so far. There was a very big response to this travel series, so I hope this final part will equally thrilling.
This is a multi-part travel series. Other parts include:
Part 1: On the Hills around Lukomir
Part 2: Inside Lukomir
Part 3: Sights from the road back Home
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Eating in Lukomir
Lukomir has a local establishment with a garden where food is served. We ordered the traditional pita (pie rolled up, I have a recipe for a version of it on the blog) with yogurt and while we waited for it we also got some coffee. I would advise you to come here first, order your pita and then go exploring the village, since it usually takes 30-40 minutes until the food is prepared.
We warmed up a bit inside and when the pita came we got it sliced up and ate. It was very delicious and juicy. We got one filled with cheese and spinach, but you can also order a potato and meat variety. It's very enjoyable to sit around an old table in this old village and eat a very traditional meal. We all enjoyed it very much.
Return Home through the mountain Bjelasnica
It was time to depart and head back home. Since I didn't show you the drive to Lukomir, I will now show you some images of the landscapes that great you as you arrive/leave. At first they are barred and stripped of much vegetation, but soon woods and greenery returns. It's a varied drive.
After driving for a couple of minutes we encountered this special road block. Two cows, who roamed freely like most other animals here, were standing on the road in front of us. They wouldn't move so I had to stand still in the car as well. Honking didn't work either.
In the end we just had to move towards them slowly which prompted them to move (slowly also) to the side. They let us pass and the journey could continue.
The drive through these landscapes doesn't take long actually. It's only a 15-20 minute drive until you get to the paved part of the road and greener views. But until you get there you can find many lonely sights like houses dotted in the mountains, a lone tree here and there, and fences moving across the land. I stopped many times to get out of the car and take images.
Woods finally start showing up again and I really enjoyed this part of our drive. We had some moody clouds on this day, but they added so much atmosphere to the shots. Luckily no rain so we could stop and take images.
After a half hour drive you arrive to the ski resorts on the mountain Bjelasnica. If you don't plan to eat in Lukomir, you can find a lot of restaurants here with great views of the mountains. We stopped here shortly to go into a supermarket, and then continued our journey back home.