Day 18 Jul 30 -I am a Tourist

Trip Start Jul 13, 2012
Trip End Aug 16, 2012

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Monday, July 30, 2012

My body has finally dried out - and as I get up for my full day in Belgrade the sweat starts early. I am not really built for heat.

After chatting with a couple of the other hostel guests the day starts out with Marco (the guy who runs the hostel) telling Lindsay (from Belgium) that because there is greatfruit juice in the beer it is a breakfast drink. Marco was drunk the entire time - at least he was a funny drunk.

Lindsay and I decided to do the walking tour of the city. She always does them and I almost never do. I usually discover cities by researching and exploring myself. But after yesterday I could not muster the energy to do my own thing. It was really hot - did I mention that I do not do well in the heat. and every moment Lindsay and I could stop in the shade we did. The tour was good, informative and fun. The guide actually brought homemade Rekija that he had in a coke bottle. I am not much of a drinker, especially when on bike tour, but who could refuse that.

After the walking tour Lindsay and I hit the grocery store. We could not find one at first - naturally it was underground. I thought the street entrance was for public toilets. When we got back Marco stopped us and said could not go into our rooms because they just sprayed for bugs and it would take about 15 minutes to dry. But of course it was not poisonous as I guess it was just water they were trying to stop cockroaches with. 

In the evening I made it to the Internet cafe and spent almost 5 hours updating my blog and few other things. I thought it was strange so many police officers were coming in. Were they looking for someone? After a drug dealer? Child porn? No it was to do administrative work. Apparently the Belgrade police only have type writers and use the Internet cafe to print off official paper work. That seems secure.

I was still hot so on the way back to hostel I broke down and went to McDonalds because they had A/C. Then my night was over.
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