I arrived in Belgrade around three oâ€™clock in the evening and the whole city was kinda empty as many people were out picnicking. Itâ€™s largely a common custom around Balkans for Labour Day that people go out somewhere in open air and have a barbeque and some drinks.
Tip: In Serbia and some countries like Montenegro, Ukraine, Slovenia May 2nd is also a national day. So expect many places to be closed.
That day I just went around the city and had something to eat and some drinks with some English guys Iâ€™ve met on the train to Belgrade. I even showed them around a bit as by now I kinda know my way around Belgrade.
I was lucky enough to find out that since March this year a daily direct train connection between Belgrade and Sarajevo was opened. One return ticket from Belgrade to Sarajevo itâ€™s around 30 Euros and the best thing is that itâ€™s an open ticket valid for a month so basically you can return back any day for the next 30 days.
The trip from Belgrade to Sarajevo takes about 9 hours and a half and it runs through a part of Croatia as well so there will be 4 check ups: one at the Serbian border, two at the Croatian one when entering and leaving the country and last one when entering Bosnia.
Tip on customs: At the Bosnian border expect to be asked to unpack your bags for a closer check. I had to open mine when I entered and left the country.