White City- Belgrade

Trip Start Jun 30, 2010
Trip End Oct 02, 2010

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

we are in Belgrad as usually get lucky and we are hosted by lovely Sanja who is uneployed architect and has quit enough time to spend with us. Way from Novi Sad to Belgrad was.. with out special excitment, on one of the stops some old lady was trying to pick up Greg we manage to get "Greetings for Polish Nation" which will be updated at some point,
It was really hot 39 degrees and riding was quite tiring. To enter Belgrad you are going through bridge from which you can admire.. unique beauty of this city.. again mixture of old time obscure and modern architecture that meet together in one place creating uniqe... bla bla bla you just have to be hit by impression.
It was awfully hot, and probably rush hour.. City was packed with traffic and... you can instantly feel you are in Capital. Every one drive like mad loads of tension and horns.. road organization is such a mess that in some point Belgrad accept Indian rules.. "there is no rules- go with the flow and watch to not get killed".
First evening Sanja took us to restaurant where they ment to have very good food and tradional style.. oddly I have follow Sonja recomendation for food which she even don't know what was it but as she claims "people say it's good". It turns that it was grilled pig skin.. I have to say it wasn't my type of meal.. luckly Greg went traditional way and get chicken liver wraped in beckon- good call.
Later this night we went to boat party.. where they had 70-80s music.. party starts really good.. but after I went to toilet which was actually pissing over boat side to river.. i tried to climb to place where I was. Big man- who was security guy come and grab me for a shoulder informing me that I am leaving, no way to argue even with Sanja support.. so i get kicked out. As there were some people outside i tell to Sanja i Greg they can stay over there and I will sort somthing out. In fact just went sleep on grass.
Next day we spent on some river island (Ada Medjica). That was quite interesting.. Island is sorounded by mud.. as it constantly gets flooded by diffenet level of wather around it there are floating houses.. common practice is to "squot" house and make it your private beach.. I mean some people owns this homes but ohters just come and "take over it" owners sometimes mind it.. but as long as everyone behave themselfs (no jumping from roof) it's cool :) now we are going to some private party, as we were invited by another CSer.. tommorow is big venue for us. Motorbike protest against ridicullus prices of registration of motorbikes. Apparently

Pro-test day!
11am in Usce new Belograd. it was so easy to find it - just follow hords of bikers. Sania decide to go with us. Finding our friends from Novi Sad "Apostols" took just a minute. all together joined a convoy of i have no clue how many motorbikes. i think it was longer that 2 km. idea was to block city by slow ride as one column.(for ppl who dont know column act as one vehicle - once it enter crossroad it need to finish even if light is chenged to red again - like critical mass in Londnon) makeing loads of noise and drawing atention in key places of Belgrade. After 2h of melting in sun, cosuing gigant trafic jam we decide to quit convoy and go sweam. what a day. pic to be uploaded.

we moved out from Sania. but luckly as usual get new cs host right away. As usual because of being badly unorganized we got"slightly" late for meeting.. about 5 hours.. cousing our new host to wait and aparatnly destroing her day.. I think Mariana forgive us later.. maybe. Same day we all went on bikes to see symbol of Belgrade TV tower.. which was recently (i think) rebulid after ONZ bombing.

As it's writen about two weeks after I don't remember too much of this day, probably it wasn't most exciting day. We went to Nicola Tesla musem, which was ok however I expected more fireworks, the interesting incident was silly guard which from begining had some problem with us.. At some point I was looking under some curting hoping to dicover some treasure.. and heard behind me "what the fuck are you doing?!" it turns to be a museum guard. Offcourse I didn't answear his question but ask him if he could repeat of what he just said.. He get instantly embaressed as he undestand that it wasn't wise think to say... etc.. Greg was up for having a go on him.. I just accept apologise that's how good I am ;P
Later we just went to chill to our favor castel as it was to hot for anything. Later we all catch up and start drinking to the early hours of morning :)
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