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... Most Serbs don't live in anything as nice and since he wanted the comforts of home, he pays a premium.
There has been little progress economically since the war. Driving through the city, the buildings looked old and Luke mentioned that very little new development has occurred here. Most people work on the other side of the river in New Belgrade, while most of the people live in Old Belgrade.
There is a large Roma ...
Into Belgrade for a short bus tour of the city. This city was bombed by NATO in 1999. There are still some bombed out office buildings, maybe left as a reminder. For most of Belgrade's history there has been conflict. There aren't many buildings in the city more than 150 years old.
We stopped at the church of St. Sava, the worlds largest Orthodox place of worship, it can hold 120,000. This church was used as a garage by both the Nazi's and Marshal Tito. ...
... door at Restoran Dva Jelena (Two Deer). We started with a cucumber salad. It was nothing but a plate of cucumbers!!! Mom ordered grilled pork loin with baked potato. I had a salmon fillet with mixed vegetables and french fries. We shared a half-liter of house white wine and I also tried a shot of plum rajika, a Serbian specialty liquor. Everything was very simple but tasted good. Our bill came to 3,020 dinar ($33.56).
Returned to the hotel room at ...
As you've read, our trip into Serbia almost wasn’t due to the bus mix-up!
½ a day later than planned, we finally reached the small city of Nis.
As it was early evening when we arrived, we didn’t have very much time to explore the area. We had to head to Belgrade the following night! After a quick beer in the hostel bar we walked into town. We came across some amazing fast food joints. They were massive windows with a chimney on top with a guy cooking ...
... becomes a dependency rather than a luxury. I just never realised how
easy it has been for me, even when I lived in Dublin and felt constrained and
stifled. Belgrade gay life reminded me of teenage years, locked behind closed
doors in the bedroom. Part of me is so happy that the gay population of
Belgrade has just 2 clubs – it is a former Yugoslav nation after all. But the
other side of me sees a city of 2 million people clouded in homophobia ...