Zabljak – Ivan Do, Zabljak village just above Crno jezero as if it has been merged with Durmitor and its most visible summit Medvjed. Optical trick, so many people think that they will touch the rocks. Beautiful sight, and peaceful silence heal, and strengthen your nerves.
Along with the three houses of Sibalici first tourist lodgment on Durmitor is appearing. Weekend houses are being built, people from Belgrade, Dubrovnik, Titograd (Podgorica). Intellectuals of various profiles are building an exclusive lodgment. People heard about Ivan Do and they are coming from everywhere.
20 years ago old champion of Montenegrin skiing Radomir Sibalic decided to build the first private car camp on the land of his grandfathers. That is the starting point, on about 100 meters from Mlin stream, in the hinterland of Barno jezero, towards the majority of marked tracks which lead towards Durmitor summits. Radomir is building a camp, every year something new, and modern just like the people want it to be.
– What is most important for me is that I don’t have to blush before my guests of embarrassment, and to make everything according to regulations. You need money for everything, but I started long time ago and I won’t quit now. I will have, I guess, the support. I travel, I look, visit other camps. I am present in German GTZ organization which deals with car camps and I have contacts with their representative from Budva Duska Palic. Their representatives came, they saw how the camp looks like and they shot it. All of that helps. We get educated. We complement each other according to the European standards. I was at the fair of camping gear in Essen. They invited me to come again, and they are offering me a stand, and the departure will depend on finances – says Sibalic.
Radomirs says that he is pleased with guests and that a great number of tourists comes back from year to year to his yard where he has placed the camp. No one has ever had a slightest objection. He is mentioning the water problem which he had this summer too, which he has surpassed with a cistern. He is also mentioning the wild, illegal camps and disloyal competition which is spreading false information, and various insults in order to take over his guests.
Aleksandar Asanovic from paris stayed with Radomir last summer so he came this summer too. He has been here for 7 days.
– Everything that is necessary Radomir brings. Last summer he provided me with a house since my tent was leaking. I can see that he did a lot on the infrastructure for this summer. In the camp and everywhere else it is magnificent – a real place for rest and relaxation.
Beauty, spontaneity and simplicity give charm in difference to mountain centers in France where everything has to be determined in space and in time so because of such a protocol you loose the sense of freedom – says Aleksandar and notices that on Durmitor and through the canyon of Tara there are a lot of dumps.
You can’t connect that with this beauty and it is said to devastate this nature. Where are the consciousness and the scruples of those people for preservation of nature – says Aleksandar who during his staying on Ivan Do has visited monasteries in the canyon of Tara.
He says that the following summer he will probably come again because he is fond of this place.
Italians Laura Mogli and Graciano Marito are spending their vacation in their “traveling house” and they say that they feel great in the camp. They have a great view on Durmitor. They say that people from Zabljak are very kind. They point out the good service in fast food, markets and in the bakery but they have noticed that Zabljak is untidy bevasue of the construction places, and because of the garbage which they see everywhere which they ote as a lack of personal culture.
When they leave Zabljak, they will go beside Tara to Mojkovac, through Podgorica, over the Adriatic coast to Trieste and then they will reach their Padova.
How spontaneous and intimate it is on the site of the camp we have seen indirectly at the man from Belgrade Dragutin Cirkovic who in the middle of the conversation asked the owner of the camp for an information where he can eat a well prepared “cicvara”. Durmitor and the camp are praised by people from Czech Republic Alena and Martin Novotni and people from Belgrade Marija Stamenkovic and Vladimir Filipovic who come on Ivan Do during the winter and during the summer since the beginning of this millennium. They ask from Radomir not to change the place too much because it will become crowded and there will be more garbage in this, as they say, “paradise which has to be preserved”.
They suggest a big town map with marked information about everything that this tourists center offers to be placed.