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... 58 skulls remain (plus one more that is supposed to be the leader's head) and the tower is well preserved inside of the chapel.
During the tour we met two other people speaking English (actually the guy told us some other interesting facts about the tower since apparently he loved history). After we got out of the chapel we kept talking for a while and they turned out to be very cool people. The guy, Milko, was from Serbia and he was just hanging out with ...
... he was walking back towards us. Not to be rude we said yes and sat down on chairs outside the first man's shop. The second man then proceeded to go find his son because he spoke English.
Soon we met Alexander who sat with us. The two of us asked him questions about Nis and what we could see. After a lull in the conversation we thought we should start looking for the hostel again and find lunch, so we asked Alexander for ...
... and just made me feel miserable! It was on the 3rd floor of an apartment block with no outside space and claustrophobic. (There were no other guests either, in fact there were no other backpackers in Nis full stop! How people can have given it good ratings in the past is beyond me. They obviously wouldn't recognise a good hostel even if they stayed in one. It also ...
... possibly the mythical city where the god Dionysius grew up. From what I can see from the hotel rooftop, Nis appears much more humble than its pedigree would suggest. Hope to explore a bit before train time tomorrow. My room is quite large for a standard double, with one and a half bathrooms for some reason (how does one choose?), a sectional black Naugahyde couch and institutional green walls that set off the orange and green abstract paintings ...
... lucky enough to have some friends in the neighbourhood and they took us to small, non-touristic restaurant, in which we enjoyed juicy grilled meat, hot peppers and beaten chilli white cheese (quite reddish from all the chilli...).
After our great lunch, we started our trip to Belgrade, the Balkan capital with the best nightlife in the region and as it turned out, it would live up our expectations.
- Kids activities or Babysitting
- Free parking
- Pets allowed