Rob and Joy's winter escape travel blog

As we approach the Fortress at Belgrade from the Sava river

The entrance into and through the fortress

From the fortress - the view looking back over the rivers of...

Part of the wall of the fortress at Belgrade

This statue up on the hill of Belgrade (is naked) is a...

The church - Saint Sava Church of Belgrade

City Hall - Belgrade

These buildings that have been destroyed were Titos headquarters bombded by Nato

A statue of Tito in the gardens of where his memorial is

A better view of Saint Sava Church

An example of the huge older style buildings in Belgrade - not...

Belgrades Parliament

Rob going for a bike ride

The museum of archeology


We woke up in Serbia on Sunday 19th June, with the plans of: a day and a half in Serbia with a full day in Belgrade.

In the evening, scenic tours organized a local traditional folk dance performance by some young dancers in their traditional costumes. They were very beautiful, energenic and entertaining. Calisthenics would love a copy of the costumes if they were still going in Mt Beauty.

Here is a little bit of what we learnt whilst we were in Belgrade:

Belgrade is found at the meeting point of the Danube and Sava rivers. It is an ancient city beginning with celtic influence, and it has some archeological findings dating back to the fifth millineum BC.

Belgrade is the political and administrative capital of Serbia, and it has 2 million inhabitants. Serbia has 10 million people living there.

Belgrade is a very important road and rail junction, and a very important international river-to-sea and airport and telecommunications centre.

On our tour through Belgrade we visited the Kalemegdan Fortress and Titos memorial. This part of the tour was a walking tour and we walked through many garden areas. We were able to absorb the memories and history of what had gone on before us, many years ago.

After lunch we were able to join another walking tour which was with a university student from Belgrade. My student was a 4th year student studying Law. Whilst I was wandering the streets listening, learning and shopping - Rob went for a bike ride along the banks of the Sava and Danube rivers until the bike path stopped. We both enjoyed our chosen outings.

All was good - A great day.

I asked Lena - the uni student, about Novak Djovick (if I have spelt his name right) the tennis player, what they thought of him? She said he is everyone's hero, as they loved tennis and there were tennis courts everywhere, and he has put Serbia on the world map!



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