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Aug 4, 2014 - Belgrade

We went through another border into Serbia. It was great that we had time to sleep again on the bus because I didn't have much sleep again the nigh before.  The landscape in Serbia is really cool. At one point we were driving through mountains that looked similar to the ones at home but tunnels were cut right through the mountains, not just on the sides like the Rockies.  We stopped at a rest stop where a lady had a small take out restaurant. She was so happy to have us all eat there. It took a long time to get food but I loved how happy...

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Taking Back My Brave

May 18, 2014 - Under ground, over ground

Belgrade is part of a select club of just three cities where I've allowed myself the indulgence of staying for 3 nights, so I have another full day left here. It's absolutely scorching here today - I can't quite believe the change compared to when I arrived, or how very, very cold I was back in Sarajevo. While I was in Sarajevo I learned that Belgrade had retained one bombed out building as a reminder of the war: the former Yugoslavian Ministry of Defence building. I hadn't known where in the city it was (it's not exactly marked on the...

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May 17, 2014 - A fresh start

A new day dawns in Belgrade, overcast, but without the rain that has followed me around since I left Split. I head up to breakfast to see what's on offer here. Ever since Istanbul - where the breakfast offering at my hostel consisted of cucumber, tomatoes, and feta cheese (none of which I could bring myself to eat - shockingly for me, I know) - I'm always a bit wary of breakfast in new countries. Happily, Hotel Safety Net had a pretty extensive selection on offer. Though I wasn't that tempted by the cold fish fingers. That was a new one....

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May 16, 2014 - Move on day

I don't really feel ready to leave Sarajevo yet, but leave I must. I have a plane to catch. I take a final walk around Bascarsija; the rain has finally stopped falling. It's nice to be able to catch a glimpse of the city out of the rain, despite the lingering clouds. Even if I wanted to travel this next connection by bus I wouldn't have been able to today, because I'm heading north to Belgrade, Serbia. And large swathes of the country north of Sarajevo have been rendered impassable due to the flooding. Besides, flying with Air Serbia is an...

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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

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