Walking around Belgrade

Belgrade Travel Blog

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Would have thought this was a cool car at home but it really stood out in Belgrade. Have been told it's some kind of Plymouth
Rocky and I got up after a good sleep and were going to put our back in the lockers at the train station but noticed a hostel right round the corner from the hotel so we tried it out and fortunately they had some spaces available.

We checked in there then went wandering. We headed up to the Old Town where there are a lot of impressive buildings, parks and gardens, and from there to the Kalemegdan Fortress which was pretty impressive, some great views over Belgrade and the confluence of the Danube and the Sava rivers. There was a surprise military museum in the fortress and a lovely little church over the far side.

I ate some lovely pastries from a little shop near the main square and have definitely decided that bread and pastry is something that the Serbs do very well, along with meat.
Buses and buildings on the way to the Trg Republike (Main Square)


We had a look round some of the shops and I was surprised to find how western they all were with most of them the same shops that I'd find back home and the prices weren't all that much lower either. This came as a surprise to me as I had expected the prices to be much lower.

Overall I found Belgrade to be a strange mix of eastern and western culture, instead of the gradual blending of east and west that I've seen other places it's like either east or west, there wasn't much grey area. I really liked the city though and want to go back at some point as there is a lot I did not get to see.

Rocky booked himself on a bus to Sophia at 1 in the morning and then we headed back to the hostel we made more friends in the hostel and I went to a fast food place called Foody Foody Foody for dinner with a couple of girls who were staying there, I think we were a bit late so we didn't have much choice in what to eat but I ended up with what I think was a chicken batak, it was very very tasty and pretty cheap so I have no complaints.
Harriet on the left taking a picture of the water melon sellers


After I got back and had a shower myself, Rocky and 2 more guys from the hostel went for food although I absteined due to having already eaten. Rocky then left us to get some sleep before his bus and the 3 of us tried to a club called plastic which one of the guys had heard of. Unfortunately it was closed for refurbishment so we were out of luck. We then went to a bar on the side of the fortress called Andergrund which means underground. It seemed very cool but there was about 5 people there so we decided to move on. The girl at the bar recommended Freestyler, one of the Splavovi, floating clubs on the river. First impressions were good as it was very extravagent with white leather everywhere and neon lights. We soon began to get a bad vibe when we tried to sit down in a booth but were told, by some gestures from some guy, that we couldn't.
Not really sure what this is of, think it was the building in the background but it doesn't work in a small picture
We ended up sitting at a taller table for a drink. At most 15 minutes later we were asked to move from here too as it was apparently booked. In fact all the tables and even part of the bar was reserved. We just didn't feel welcome there which is the only time I felt like that in Belgrade. The prices were also expensive and the music was R&B which isn't really my thing so we decided to call it a night and head back to the hostel.

When we got back there was someone in Rocky's bed which I assumed was a new person in the hostel but it turned out to be Rocky who had missed his bus.
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Would have thought this was a coo…
Buses and buildings on the way to …
Buses and buildings on the way to…
Harriet on the left taking a pictu…
Harriet on the left taking a pict…
Not really sure what this is of, t…
Not really sure what this is of, …
Cool old building that wouldnt lo…
Cool old building that wouldn't l…
Awesome sunset over the bus station
Awesome sunset over the bus station
View of the train station from my …
View of the train station from my…
A public water fountain which was …
A public water fountain which was…
There are statues and gardens ever…
There are statues and gardens eve…
A statue and bushes just in front …
A statue and bushes just in front…
The fortress, the sign is about th…
The fortress, the sign is about t…
The Danube with some of the splav…
The Danube with some of the splav…
More cool gardens
More cool gardens
A better maintained part of the fo…
A better maintained part of the f…
The Danube and splavs with Novi (N…
The Danube and splavs with Novi (…
Belgrades very own Mount Rushmore…
Belgrade's very own Mount Rushmor…
The confluence of the Sava and the…
The confluence of the Sava and th…
Another fountain
Another fountain
View up one of the main streets to…
View up one of the main streets t…
Another famous dead guy
Another famous dead guy
Cool water fountain
Cool water fountain
The same fountain from the other e…
The same fountain from the other …
I think this was a government buil…
I think this was a government bui…
This must have been another govern…
This must have been another gover…
A statue in the main square with a…
A statue in the main square with …
Impressive gardens again
Impressive gardens again
I assume one of the original canno…
I assume one of the original cann…
This part seeed to be in a bit of …
This part seeed to be in a bit of…
View out over Belgrade from the to…
View out over Belgrade from the t…
Parks and the river
Parks and the river
Trees and a church
Trees and a church
The wall is very thick here
The wall is very thick here
A little church on the other side …
A little church on the other side…
This is a orthodox christian thing…
This is a orthodox christian thin…
Nice picture and building
Nice picture and building
Ancient siege engines, a battering…
Ancient siege engines, a batterin…
A trebuchet and a wagon
A trebuchet and a wagon
A tank
A tank
Big gun and truck
Big gun and truck
Rocky in front of a MASSIVE gun
Rocky in front of a MASSIVE gun
Desert tank
Desert tank
torpedo and launcher
torpedo and launcher
More tanks and guns
More tanks and guns
Tanks and another well maintained …
Tanks and another well maintained…
Confluence of the 2 rivers over pa…
Confluence of the 2 rivers over p…
A statue of a godlike looking pers…
A statue of a godlike looking per…
Freestyler club, white leather and…
Freestyler club, white leather an…
Some unwelcoming serbs
Some unwelcoming serbs
Freestyler, one of the splavovi, f…
Freestyler, one of the splavovi, …
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