A glorious final day in sunny Serbia

Today was a simple day but nonetheless a day that each of you would have enjoyed. When I entered Serbia I remember I felt overwhelmed and intimated by the size and busyness of the metropolis       I had just stepped foot upon. If you recall, I had spent much of the last week enjoying the beautiful and quiet Romanian countryside so by contrast, Belgrade was the exact opposite. I'm happy to be able to say ...

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Zbogom Belgrade, zdravo Novi Sad

Goodbye Belgrade, hello Novi Sad. Knowing I was leaving later on this afternoon, I intentionally woke early so I wouldn't miss out on two sightseeing events that I knew I wanted to get it. The official Nikola Tesla museum and the resting place of Josip Broz (TITO) - the former Yugoslav revolutionary. Embarrassingly I never knew of Nicola Tesla's brilliance before today. Tesla was a Serbian-American who we owe so much of to ...

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There's nothing sad about Novi Sad!

On the contrary, the city has the charm & elegance that Belgrade doesn't. Still, of course we need variety in our cities otherwise they'd all be the same - which would be sad. I have a concern though - I'm in Novi Sad for four nights. That's a long time in a city that people say you could do in a day, two if you're taking your time and I see what they mean. My allocation of four nights wasn't an error as such, rather it i ...

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Day three and four in Belgrade

So even after four full days in Belgrade, I was still unconvinced by it so I thought I would seek some unbiased views from a couple of experienced travellers to see if my 'feeling' was wholly accurate or whether they felt endeared to it. Having now done this I'm happy to report back that my suspicions were re-affirmed by the two other people I consulted. I was 'happy' about this outcome because it showed me that within j ...

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An unforgettable second day in Belgrade, Serbia

There seems to be a bit of a pattern here. A first night I wouldn't forget and now an unforgettable second night. So that means then I've now warmed to Belgrade after my horrendously challenging first night and first impression??? No, not really. I still think it's a bit of sh!thole. At least that grading has gone down from a lot to a bit. Please note: T ...

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An unforgettable first night in Belgrade, Serbia

If you're thinking I mean in a going out, having a good time sense - think again . I have been awaiting a particularly challenging day since my travels began and yesterday it finally came. It started with an epicly long day having left the hostel in Sibiu at 8am. As I eluded to in my last post, I knew I had a long 7 hour train journey ahead. A journey which I have since accomplished but those 7 hours didn't include a two hour stop off ...

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Why Air Serbia is better than all the rest!

Don't they say it's the little things that matter as they're what we remember...? Well it was a whole bunch of those little things that made my flight out of Serbia via Air Serbia the best flight I've ever had. I accept that's quite a statement and don't get me wrong - I didn't get a free massage nor were there offers to join the mile high club but still, as far as typical mundane flights go, this bettered them all and you'll see ...

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