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Jun 4, 2013 - De l'ouest vers l'est en 3 bonds

Commentaire d’ouverture : je trouve qu’en générale les villes européennes sont très propres et elles ont tout un réseau de transport en commun efficace. De l’Espagne à la Serbie en 3 bonds Strasbourg, la petite France avec ses 260 000 habitants. J’y étais déjà passé en 1984. Une autre petite visite de 2 jours était comme incontournable pour me rappeler quelques bons souvenirs. 1er centre urbain classé au Patrimoine mondial de l'humanité par l'Unesco (eh oui) et l'un des plus grands centres piétons de France. Première ville pour son réseau...

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Apr 29, 2013 - Day 7 - Belgrade, Serbia

We woke up this morning on the River Sava – which feeds into the Danube on one side of Belgrade. That is where all of the riverboats dock when they come to Belgrade. The river was very high so some boats may have had trouble in some areas – but our dock was fine. We must have cleared Serbia customs uneventfully – as no one asked us for anything and we were free to go on to the land at any time (as long as we were carrying our passports). After breakfast we met our guide for our city tour. We started by going to the park and the legendary...

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Sep 7, 2012 - Belgrade, Serbia

We left Novi Sad very early to catch the train for Belgrade. Our second class coach was comfy. Apparently this train plays a part in the upcoming James bond movie:-) Serbia's history is war torn and Belgrade even more so, as recently as 2008. It is a city of contrasts, of architectural styles and history. We have seen the Danube since Budapest and here once again. There isa most impressive for tree with many layers, dating back to the Roman Empire. We have been surprised at all hours of day and night how busy the streets and cafes are. A...

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Jul 25, 2012 - Belgrade, Serbia

We took the city tour of Belgrade this morning and had the same guide we had yesterday in Novi Sad. She is a beautiful young woman who speaks 5 languages and has a very dark sense of humor. Her name is Jelena and we all became fast friends. We all went out to dinner together to a 300 year old restaurant called "?". Jelena ordered for us and we feasted on a traditional Serbian dinner. Delicious! Back to Belgrade... We went o the Kalemegdan Fortress which dates from the 1st century. The statue that represents Belgrade is located there known...

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Jun 25, 2012 - Belgrade - Serbia

Our next stop was Belgrade, capital of Serbia and the proclaimed party town of the Balkans. Our walking tour revealed a town steeped in history. Belgrade was pretty much untouched by the recent Balkan war due to the fact that this is where Milosevic was based however due to its location on the convergence of the Danube and the ??? It is a strategic location in the Balkans and is the most attacked city in the world. Belgrade wasn’t as nice for me but I think that was due to the small amount of time spent here. It was definitely a whirlwind...

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Finding Cheryl 2012

Apr 24, 2012 - Belgrade undestroyed

Belgrade, Serbia - never would have thought that I would be one day visiting this city, or this country. We had quite the enlightening lecture from a Serbian history professor on keeping an open mind and the importance of being aware of the many different perspectives to any story. One of the major histories of this city is that it in 25 centuries it has been completely destroyed 44 times and been witness to 115 battles. Dennis and I went on an interesting city tour and visited the fortress of Belgrade. One of the interesting battles there...

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Apr 22, 2012 - Who knew Serbia?

Who would have known that we would have been seeing Roman ruins in Serbia? But that is just where we were - crawling down underground to see actual frescoes and burial sites and walk along the paths in an ancient Roman city. Incredible! These ruins were discovered while strip mining the land for coal and while many structures had been smashed, the archaeologists managed to convince people of the importance of protecting this huge area so it can be uncovered. Excavations over the last 25 years have uncovered gold and silver jewelry, coins,...

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Feb 15, 2012 - Winter 2012 like winter on 1954

The amount of snow that was attacked in Knjaževac end of the day is almost not even remember the older townspeople. However, history records, photographs and testimony about winter and snow in the middle of the last century, literally buried town. Winter and heavy snow that fifties affected Knjaževac end of the oldest residents still remember. The extraordinary beauty of the winter, but the troubles brought by, witnesses and old photos. Knjaževac under snow 1954th the Photos of the snow, which is an old married couple brought in Knjaževac...

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Winter 2012

Sep 3, 2011 - Belgrade

After hearing Sofia was average we by-passed it on our way to Serbia. Belgrade was surprisingly enjoyable, with particular mention to our luxurious hostel which turned backpacking into flash-packing. We were given crisp white bath robes, slippers and two towels. We spent our time in Belgrade admiring the old fortress and gardens and cycling around the river. Belgrade has a rustic, artistic feel and with the river it felt like being back in Melbourne.

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Jul 13, 2011 - Serbia - Belgrade and Novi Sad

After arriving in Belgrade airport we negotiated our way into the city on a terrifying local bus that dropped us nowhere near our hostel. Yay for Serbian public transport! After finally finding our hostel with the help of many Serbians, we checked in we did some research on things to do in Belgrade before heading into the city for a look around. That night we went out for a great steak dinner (it's not often we can afford red meat while backpacking). The 2nd we got into the tourist spirit and started with a long free walking tour before...

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Jun 20, 2011 - Welcome to Serbia

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...

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May 26, 2011 - Day 16 - American Consulate; Transportsped

I wasn’t feeling well again this morning, so I opted out of going to the first place we were to visit. I heard I didn’t miss much with the American Consulate – it’s apparently a lot like AmCham, working abroad etc. I did feel well enough, or rather, I pushed myself to get out for the Transportsped meeting. We hopped into taxis and roamed through the city, about a block past a Gypsy neighborhood (garbage dump with cardboard shacks), to the logistics company. The people were very friendly, and invited us in to have a bit of an introduction to...

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Field Study 2011

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