Hotel Gymnas Novi Sad
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Finally I've got around to having a closer look at the fortress.
Here's a view from the bridge.
Work on the present fortress was apparently begun in 1692. And there were other significant fortresses in Serbia or in the Yugoslavia that existed after the first world war but they were razed as having been deemed to be no longer necessary. But the bloke in charge of destroying them decided this one ...
... teacher. No such problem in Serbia.
I look pretty pleased with myself here. And I suppose I was. Besides the beer I discovered they had quite an interesting menu. Here I had ordered a selection of appetisers.
Looks like horseradish, tastes like wasabi. You can buy horseradish in Australia but it's mixed with something to dilute it. I suspect this was ...
... looked a little upmarket. Upmarket wasn't a problem but I wanted some food that might be a bit more traditional. I found a couple of places nearby. Plenty of trad Serbian food on the menu. But as you can see from the colour of the sauerkraut and the sausages, it was a little salty and the sausages were slightly over cooked. So far beer and rakija perfect, need to work on the ...
... beef, everything. Grappa followed and thankfully we refilled our water bottles. Drinkable tap water is a beautiful thing.
In order to save our livers for the rest of the trip we gave it a break in the evening and we found Indian food. With all the rice if was rather calming on our stomachs. Novi Sad was much more than we expected and we were quite happy that we chose to visit. 7 hour overnight bus to Sarajevo was next on our ...
We had a wonderful day and all agreed we have to come back here one day. Junko and Hiro envisioned themselves being chauffeured in taxi while Dave and I saw ourselves possibly on motorcycle on our return trip here. Time will tell.
Local Serbian White Wine
When we came down to the garden for dinner, we were surprised to see Junko and Hiro already there and behind a glass of wine. They are not big ...