Sunday, September 21, 2008

Sports in Crne Gora

We enjoy sports. Steve likes to play some and watch some, Laura is really mostly a spectator. In the US, Steve routinely played ultimate frisbee on Sundays, and volleyball on Tuesdays, and Laura would tag along with book and chair and "watch." Here, other than a few rousing games of table tennis (they are very passionate about ping pong here), Steve's main exercise so far has been walking, and one day of volleyball at the beach. Laura gets a lot of walking in too, so that's a plus-it's hard to be a spectator at walking-especially when it is your only means of transportation.

On TV we can watch football (soccer), basketball, handball, water polo and futsal (or something like it). Steve uses the internet to keep us caught up on baseball and American football.


We have frequently seen the Sports Center Moraca (there should be an accent on the c, making it pronounced Moracha-Moraca is the river that runs through Podgorica), and know that basketball games are played there. We have been invited to attend one in the near future. I'm sure that this will be a wonderful cultural experience. I hope we don't learn the "wrong" Serbian words :o

PS. Kudos to anyone who guessed that Crne Gora (pronounced Tserneh Gora) is Serbian for Montenegro!

5 comments:

robert said...
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robert said...

I knew from some of our travels abroad with our Serbian office manager,Zeljko(Jake),that the Serbian language doesn't resemble the Latin based languages @ all.(Very difficult to decipher,like Asian languages,but I'm sure that the two of you will get a grip on it! (c:) )
Laura,it's good to hear about your new "fitness routine"-Keep up the good work!!(c:)

robert said...

So sorry for getting you all excited-3 comments,wow!!My computer said that there was an error-message not sent-try again...suddenly you have 3 duplicate messages.)c:)

LynnyMama said...

I was not one who guessed that Crne Gora was Montenegro, makes sense though.
I just finally caught up on the blog, you've been busy. The market looks fantastic (I'm jealous!) and the park, minus the interesting couple, sounds like a nice place to take a break. And I wish I could taste those improvised cookies-- when you come home you'll be cooking like me! (all improvisation!)