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Travel Blogs from Belgrade
When I heard my tour was stopping in Serbia, I really didn't know what to expect or see. My knowledge of this small country was riddled with images of destruction and chaos during the war with Kosovo.
My first instinct was to go in open-minded to learning more about this once troubled country that is slowly getting back on its feet.
When we arrived in Serbia, ...
... decided to take the train north to Novi Sad. This is an amazing little city. I got there and managed to find my way to the old town without any sort of map. In Belgrade I had two maps and still walked in circles! Novi Sad had a cute little old town that I wondered around. I had a nice lazy day sitting in a café and then one of the parks. I just wrote and read and people watched. It couldn't have been better.
I thought it best to ...
... Next, we saw the Cathedral Church of Michael the Archangel. Often just called The Cathedral by residents of the city, it is the most important place of worship in all of Serbia. We could not go in because this cathedral is quite formal and we were wearing shorts, which were considered inappropriate. No doubt even if we had been able to get in, I would not have been allowed to take pictures.
... largest denomination bill ever issued in the world. See a photo below of some of the largest value notes. Crazy! I also purchased Belgrade and Serbia keychains for my collection, which now includes 99 countries.
After locating Restoran Piceria Kosava, Mom and I sat down to a late lunch at 2:58 p.m. The bill for our pasta dishes came to 1,470 dinar ($16.33). Next at 3:46 we entered the Ethnographic Museum, which cost 100 dinar ($1.11) each. The ...
So I left Belgrade because I had to make it to Sofia, so I
could catch a flight to Cyprus. Sofia was boring. I spent pretty much the
entire day trying to find a place to withdraw some of the local currency, as
well as being yelled at in Bulgarian by old ladies who were angry at me for not
being able to pay to use the bathroom. It is common in Eastern Europe to have
to pay for the toilet, and I felt as though my human rights were being abused.
While I ...