Hotel Union Belgrade
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... for the room, but that's not the case for the hotel or hostel. Twice now, I got a confirmation email and then a couple hours later another one that said "sorry, we're full and we didn't update the website." I was pretty bummed and made Booking.com find a similar room by the train station for the same price. They did right and got us this hostel and will reimburse me the 30 Euros difference. But you just can't trust Booking.com.
... from the other night, but they were somehow even better the second time around - the goose liver parfait tasted extra rich and delicious, and the pork neck had been perfected, this time being juicy and having a crispy crust. The service here was also top notch, as realizing that we had been here before, our server asked us which desserts we had the other night, to ensure we got to sample something new tonight.
Tonight marks the end of our time in ...
... because he deserves them after having to go out and do this each night. So I gave him some money, probably about $2 in the end, he was so so adorable!
Drinks carried on, we kept talking about places to go around here..the thing was that the new man who had joined our table knew no English so the Serbian man had to translate everything. After awhile he started to translate some things that disturbed us so we quite hastily said we must go now and left.. Whew. We were ...
... history including the Sarajevo Winter Olympics in 1984
Now I was properly oriented I went back down the pedestrian street and found Republic Square. This had the National Theatre on one side and the National Museum on the other. Museums are closed Mondays so I was doing the stuff that would be open today.
After Greece I made my way to Serbia. Being in the middle of the Balkans and Eastern Europe, it seemed like a good base to get to the Ukraine from. I would be proven wrong. Belgrade is definitely a party city. After several (or more) days of, shall we say, nocturnal social interaction I just wanted to relax for a night. The man working at the hostel was very confused when I said I didn't want to go out and kept talking about how great the nightlife in Belgrade ...