Capitol of Vojvodinia
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Long refered to as the Serbian Athens, it has alwasys been a center of culture and learning. It's a bit more like Vienna and Budapest than Belgrade or Sarajevo.
I spent the afternoon walking through this laid back northern Serbian town, which is only about 1 hour from Belgrade. I found my way from the bus station to town center. There were many buildings of grand detail in need of a bit of paint or plaster but, still grand. Churches with colored tile roofs or elaborately sculpted spires dotted the center. There are wide pedestrian walkways with cafes and shops selling anything you may want. It was quite a search for something of a local craft or artistic value. But, my search always reveals a bit of treasure.
I continued my walk through an open market selling the ususal shoes, clothing, toiletries, veggies, fruit. I did see some interesting t-shirts so, bought some for myself and my brother, Bobby. Again, the vendor was very kind and told me the story of the symbol of the city.
I walked from the market out to the Danube where I could see Petrovaradin Fortress.
Now, it was time to make my way back to the bus station and return to Beograd.
Upon my return, Igor asked if I would like to join him at a nice tea house after dinner. The chance to see a bit more of Beograd at night and getting to know more about Igor, sounded like a interesting evening. Again, I would return to the wonderful bakery for a spinach and egg burek to have with some left over vegetables from the previous day. When Igor was finished with work, we started walking across the city. It was nice to see the city at night, without rain. we arrived at a small cafe and took a seat. A menu for tea selection and snacks was brought to us. I had Igor make a selection for me with the restriction of no caffine as I would be getting up very early to go to the airport.
How incredible it is to make a connection with someone, anywhere. I certainly hadn't expect it, here. Igor and I really hit it off. Being from so very different places and lives, we have much fundamentally in common. I will keep in touch with him and visit again. I know there is more to know about him and more to see in Serbia.