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The outer wall of the Kalemagdan fortress.
Got up this morning after barely an hour and a half of sleep to get ready to go to Belgrade, capital of Serbia. Gathered my stuff together, left the room and was lucky to find a taxi almost immediately as I got down to the main road.

Bus station was eerily quiet, but soon I was joined by fellow backpackers looking to go on the 6am direct bus to Belgrade. It used to be the case that you could only get the bus to Belgrade from an outlying bus station in a Republika Srpska district of Sarajevo. Most of Sarajevo is in the Bosnian Federation. It's complicated. They are both parts of Bosnia and Hercegovina.

Had a stinking hangover and couldn't sleep much on the journey. I was just starting to get comfortable when we had to change buses to one that was already almost full, so no chance to spread out. Damn!

Got to Belgrade at 1pm and walked to the Monster Hostel, which isn't far away. It's really nice, clean and a relaxed atmosphere. Also, I was the only one in my dorm, so hopefully no problem with sleeping.

Had a quick look around the Kalemegdan fortress and then went for dinner on Skadarska, part of the Bohemian quarter. Just got in there before the heavens opened.

Then I tried and failed to find a bar, because it seems to be hidden and walked back to the hostel. Clubbing wednesday night on the barges by the Sava or the Danube. They can't hide boats that big!
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Belgrade Hostels review
Brilliant hostel in Belgrade, walkable distance from the centre and handy for bus and train stations
Monster Hostel is on a fairly quiet street just a few blocks from the train/bus station. It takes about 20 minutes to walk to the centre, or there are… read entire review
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