One way to demonstrate this respect is by abstaining from lighting fires outdoors. Here's why:
- Respect for Nature: If you admire the scenic vistas of Montenegro, then it's crucial not to risk them. Even a tiny spark can lead to a wildfire in the dry season, swiftly consuming vast areas of our beloved Montenegro, aided by the slightest breeze.
- Heavy Fines: If you are unconcerned about the potential damage to the environment but are sensitive to the impact on your wallet, then consider this - you may face fines up to 5000 Euros for causing a fire. It's a steep price to pay for a fleeting moment of carelessness.
- Imprisonment: Perhaps the prisons in Montenegro might be more comfortable than those in the post-Soviet era, but spending a year or two behind bars, getting acquainted with the local inmates and learning about Balkan prison culture, is unlikely to be an appealing prospect.
- Deportation: The consequences could also lead to your forceful departure from Montenegro. The stark reality could be: suitcase - train station - goodbye.
We all need to be vigilant with fire. The Balkan nature is incredibly diverse, and the more gently and carefully we treat it, the more vibrant our holidays will be. Not just for us, but also for our children and grandchildren who will come to enjoy this Adriatic paradise in the future.
So, let's all do our part in preserving the natural beauty of Montenegro. Remember, when in nature, leave no trace, and don't ignite fires. Let's keep Montenegro bright and beautiful for generations to come.