So where are all the flowers?
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For our last day in Belgrade we go searching for the former farther of the country – no less than Tito himself. He actually had his birthday on the 25thof May which used to be a national holiday so it would have been cool to go and see his museum on that day – which was actually the day we arrived. Unfortunately my knowledge of former national holidays of Serbia and former Yugoslavia is somewhat limited so I had no change of making the right plan for this.
We have no idea how to get there so we have to ask some locals for a suggested direction. This isn’t all that easy since we both need to find somebody knowing the way and speaking English – which can be a bit of a problem.
The bus ride cost something – but today the ticket machine in the bus is broken down so the driver can’t sell tickets and we are told just to jump on board and enjoy a free ride to the museum. The cost of the ticket would probably have been next to nothing but the concept of a completely free legal ride always makes me feel like I am really lucky on this day.
We get to the museum which is actually a complex of three museums and we head inside the first one – which isn’t all that thrilling so we get through it in a hurry.
From the house we head to the last and final museum which host a bit of an ethnographic display of different countries which has given gift to the former republic of Yugoslavia.
From the House of Flowers complex we head back towards the old town walking through some different areas passing some interesting spots like the parliament. We head back to the old town and just have time to go to the old church of Belgrade which is a nice little old church and then we head back luckily we get back just at the same time as somebody is leaving the building he ask us if we stay in this apartment and he says yes – so this way we manage to pay the bill tonight instead of having to figure out what to do later.