Balkan Orient Express Hotel
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... at our hostel with the party Serbs. Tina, the hostel owner and her husband were super nice to us and even gave us a Christmas gift of rakija. We kind of get extra respect for the travel we're doing at our age and for staying at the occasional hostels. After a few drinks, Tina's husband mentioned how hard it was for everyone during the Milosevic years. Cops would beat him and their friends up for being out on the street and then ...
Belgrade doesn't have much to offer to travelers, at least, not in a conventional sense - you don't come here for the sights, or to bask in the city's beauty. Quite frankly, Belgrade is downright ugly in most places, a product of its sad history - the city has been destroyed and rebuilt something like 40 times, and there are still many battle scars and bombed-out buildings from the conflicts of the 90s. Let's also not forget that ...
... stuff off then went out in search of some food! There were a heap of signs pointing in all directions to McDonalds which we would have been happy to have at this hour and of course use some wifi to sort out accommodation for tomorrow..After walking around in circles for awhile we decided their signs are all wrong and settled for a burger from a small shop on the street. It did the job. Walked home and climbed into bed :)
... Mosque as it was sort of near here. Confusingly streets dont have names marked in Belgrade.
I found it and they were starting afternoon prayers. I thought about praying but you needed to wash upto your elbows and ankles. It being cold and raining I didnt feel up to it as I had a mild cold as well.
... an open ended ticket, good for 20 days, and had a stop in Zagreb, Croatia. Originally I had no plans to go to Croatia, however, trains in the Balkans are slow. Additionally, there are no food carts on Balkan trains, a fact I was not aware of at the time. However, they sell beer, which was not much help. So when the train pulled into Zagreb, I decided to get off so I could get some dinner as I was hungry. Since I was in Croatia, I figured I should at least spend ...