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Ulcinj is a town in Montenegro.
Ulcinj is the southern most major town along the Montenegrin coast before reaching the border with Albania. Well over a majority of the population of Ulcinj is Albanian. Together with the town of Tuzi it is one of the two major population centers of Albanians in Montenegro. Due to the towns nice location on the coast it is a major tourist destination of much of the Albanian population of Kosovo.
Ulcinj is a small city, you will have no problem getting around by foot.
There is an old castle over looking the sea. Most of the city has been turned into a carnival for visiting kosovars. One can't help but think of all of the shady backroom deals that go on at this coastal resort by the visiting Kosovo mafia during tourist season.
There is good swimming in the area. The longest sandy beach in Montenegro is located near by, including a nudist beach for those so inclined.
There are lots of gold and jewelry shops for those with a thick wallet.
Accommodation is plentiful, typically with at a private residence. The town survives off of tourism and most locals have built an additional 4 or 5 rooms onto their houses which they rent to tourists. Depending on the quality and the time of year the price should range from about 5 EUR per person to about 10 EUR. Montenegrins (both Albanian or Slavic) are apt to take advantage of visiting foreigners so be sure and drive a hard bargain. After the negotiating is over they'll be as friendly as ever and more then likely invite you for a shot of raki.