Belgrade, Serbia

 

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Belgrade, Serbia.  Statue of Prince Mihailo in Belgrade Square.

I found Belgrade to be a pretty friendly place to visit with lots of culture, monuments and cafes, and pretty easy to get around foot.  It also, has a vibrant night life scene, with many of the clubs actually located on the river in floating barges (savs) as well as throughout the city.  Most clubs are open until dawn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The damages from the April 1999 NATO bombings on Serbia are still present in downtown Belgrade.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Women in costumes march in a holiday parade in downtown Belgrade.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Women in more traditional costumes marching in downtown Belgrade.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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An old street and church, Belgrade, Serbia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Belgrade, Serbia.  I thought this was a cool pic.  Notice the graffiti with Putin’s likeness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Belgrade Fortress, with the Danube river in the background below.  The fortress originally dates as far back as the city itself, around the 3rd century B.C. , and was built by the Celts.  It was conquered by the Romans at one time and later the Turks, after which much of the current structure was built.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Another view from inside the Belgrade Fortress.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The street where my guest house/hostel was located in Belgrade.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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You can’t see much in this picture, but it’s of a large outdoor concert I attended.  The concert had several Balkan pop artists who sounded pretty good, though most songs were not in English, of course.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I was buying my lunch in cafes until I saw how good the food in the supermarkets looked.  I then started making some real tasty sandwiches back at the guest house, using all kinds of delicious sausages, cheese and bread.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The overnight train ride from Sophia to Belgrade was very comfortable and affordable, and included a nice sleeper bunk.  I actually had the the whole cabin to myself since there weren’t very many people on the train that night.