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19 Sep 2011

Belgrade {wandering}

Happy Monday everyone!

We spent our first night away in a ski-resort town called Zlatibor. No snow at the moment, instead it's quite warm. It's got a nice vibe to it but extremely touristy - has a bit of a toy town feel in the centre.


We stayed in a lovely villa with a huge room (+ kitchen) for only £35 ($55).

Wood is plentiful all around this region, so finally I came across cheap wooden toys. Croissants for breakfast on Sunday morn then off to the capital.


The drive included roadworks that closed the road for an hour - so we turned back and popped into the nearest town for ice-cream - and a random detour which took us through hick towns in the south. From our front door to Belgrade it's taken us 13hrs, with short stops.

Arrived in Belgrade around 5pm and it was HOT. We spent the evening wandering the centre and eating pizza and ice-cream. Cities are best at night don't you think?

We're staying at a friend's apartment and it's huge, and I can tap into free wifi from the hotel next door. Sweet.

Off into the city centre now (a 20 min walk) with the first stop that enormous book shop in the last photo above. I know!

22 comments:

  1. sounds like a good trip so far! enjoy!!!
    xxx

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  2. so special to get an insight of the places you travel through! thank you for this : )

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  3. FUN!! And that villa does look lovely. Detours on road trips are annoying, but sometimes they do hold some worthwhile surprises ;). And did you find any wonderful treasures in that book shop?! Enjoy your time in Belgrade!!

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  4. :) love seeing my father & husband's homeland through your travels! Wishing you a fun adventure. xo

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  5. Oh my!!! You're going to that book shop?!?!

    The villa looks so quaint. Free wifi - that is sweet.

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  6. Love the food pics best ;-). Is that a piece of cheesecake in Serbia? Wow! Thanks for taking us along! How's the little one doing on the road?

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  7. oh the book store looks a bit fabulous, that would be my first stop too!... well, sounds like you are having a great time; thanks for thinking of us!
    xo sandra

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  8. What did you get in that bookshop? Tell us! By the way, I'm hungry after reading your post so I'm off to the kitchen to fulfill that greed.

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  9. Oh how awesome! I'm totally jealous of your bookstore visit!! Hope you have a fantastic week!

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  10. How interesting to see these images of Belgrade, it is not a city I know much about.

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  11. Sounds fun! I hope you enjoy the bookstore {but seriously - how could you not??} And I am loving the villa - seriously jealous right now. Have fun!

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  12. oh, this looks like so much fun ~ cities are great at night, more mysterious with the fading light and things to explore just around each corner.

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  13. Love seeing your adventures! I would totally stay at a ski resort if there wasn't any snow. ;)

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  14. Love that you're taking us along on this adventure! Yay for free wifi! Love the look of that villa!

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  15. Love looking at the photos of your trip. The food looks yummy.

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  16. Sounds wonderful - I am very envious!! That is a part of the world I have not yet seen... Have a wonderful time, and I look forward to more pictures so we can enjoy along with you!

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  17. what can I say? How utterly thrilling! It's making me nostalgic for wandering around foreign cities at night...grazing, gazing and browsing (at books of course! hehe).

    Happy wanderings Mon : )

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  18. perhaps everyone else knows, but i am curious how it is, or what it is, that creates this constant ability to travel in your life. it is astounding. you are a lucky woman.

    xo
    erin

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  19. oh my gosh this trip looks so beautiful. i love how much we have in common from chai to yoga. cheers!
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  20. So glad you're having a great trip! That villa looks beautiful -- and so affordable too. I can't wait to see more photos!

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  21. Okay first of all a villa with a huge room plus kitchen for only $55, unheard of here in California, last weekend I paid $300 for a room with an ocean view and it wasn't worth it. It is so cool that you could be in another country in 13 hours, it is another country right? The last time I drove for 13 hours, I only made it to the next state, still in the U.S. That book store looks like it will be fun!

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  22. Pizza and ice cream! One of my favorite combinations! Yummmm.

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