Travel Blogs from Vrdnik
... 8220;Gibraltar on the Danube”, but that’s
quite a whopper of a stretch. Like most towns in Eastern Europe, Novi Sad was a
quite small place until after World War II when industrialization took place
and Communist governments like Tito’s moved people from the countryside to the
cities. That means Novi Sad’s very pretty historic center is quite small but is
surrounded by a large sprawl of drab Communist-era housing ...
... He was very good about it.
At some stage I ordered a surprise snack. I knew squid would go down well and left the details up to the waiter. Superb is the word. Possibly the best food I've eaten in Serbia. Grilled squid one side, fried squid the other and ind the middle - boiled potatoes topped with silver beet and garlic. Apparently common in the Balkans. Silver beet will be in short supply once I'm back.
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 ...
Time to get stuck into learning Serbian. I'm going to try for four hours a day.
We're back at the pub with the army name. Nice down to earth surroundings which suit me.
I wonder how busy it gets in summer, on the weekends. Or has it has its day? With people being enticed into the centre. The force of numbers.
My Serbian learning mainly consists of trying to say something then jotting ...
... burning by each of the large painted icons hung around the walls. The roads around this area consist of a strip of Tarmac up the middle with a piece of dirt track at each side that you move over onto if something is coming the other way. Both the roads and dirt tracks can be riddled with potholes. Back at camp we put the awning back up and hang the still wet washing back out. After tea, we decide to watch some ...