Labour Day in Belgrade

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I arrived in Belgrade around three o’clock in the evening and the whole city was kinda empty as many people were out picnicking. It’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 I’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 it’s around 30 Euros and the best thing is that it’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.

 

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