Villas are appearing, and vikegrab CANYON OF TARA – I dream how with my wife I am going on a five-day vacation on Tara – says 48 years old Veljko Vujanovic, researcher, the owner of the ancient town “Grab”, while through objective of a camera he is catching the last reflection of the sun over the European Colorado.
Cutting the shrubbery, making paths, “planting” the wooden terraces and cottages five years ago, after the tour around the world, he was looking for peace. Swimming and diving in the river, shooting under the rapids, caves and endlessly high sky of the picturesque canyon, going down the river with kayaks, wooden rafts and rubber boats he mastered, as he says, something in which his children got interested in. When my brother and my wife decided to found a tourist agency and to open the kitchen – three and a half kilometers long macadam road down the canyon was run through. Today, after huge investments which we will get back who know when, famous Montenegrin photographer, diver, and shooter, has no rest. On half way from Scepan Polje to Brstanovica, on the most attractive part of Tara, he is ready to receive 100 guests!
– I sleep usually in the “unit”, and as the crowd is coming they move me to rafters, above skippers basis, then to the chef and personnel, and then in tents. I do not have my own bed, that is impossible – says Vujanovic. Houses, huts, cottages, camp, terraces not violating even a shrub, as if they grew out from Grab, wilderness between two Tara steep streams, a lot like exotic areas from movie achievements of Indiana Jones.
Rafting with the boats and kayaks, evening entertainments, ride on a bike, picking of mushrooms and healing herbs, walks under the galaxy, photo safari on Durmitor, cruising on Piva lake, with an unimposing music of the hiss of the river, mead, lamb and other domestic drinks and meals, without neon lights and fluorescent labels and road signs, cheap decoration, concrete and ceramic tiles, made up contents and logic take-someone-a-euro-in-any-possible-way, with the absence of too much decoration, famous connection in some ministry and associations which take the busses of excursionists there – Vujanovic started from a thicker end.
– After the members of wider family started coming, and staying for the weekend, and luckily said “Veljko might be right” they started making a web site tara-grab. It went very slowly, but the majority of guests come traditionally from Englad, Croatia, and Poland which as years go by, and as the summer season begins already in May, is a very good thing – says Vujanovic.