Serbia - Belgrade

The train ride was smooth and there wasn't much problem during the custom check but again...I'm in the land where I don't understand a single sign or word, luckily the people here speak some basic english. After saying that there isn't much stuff in Belgrade, it's a very small city and can be covered in 1-2 days depending how fast you walk.

Before hitting Belgrade
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At the main train station
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After we arrived, we followed the map provided by hostelworld and because we were unable to comprehend the road names, we got lost and seek helped from a pedestrian who could speak english. OH MY you don't know how relieved I was, and we realised we are suppose to head north but instead we went south. She told us to take a cab which wouldn't cost much but we aren't got no Serbian Dinar. We went to scout around the area for money exchange and after that we found this pastry shop beside the money exchange shop. 

Pastry Shop *looks great and I'm a fan of pastry* 
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Bought 2 pastry and we hailed a taxi, and off we were to our hostel, Captain Hostel. 

Captain Hostel's Common Room
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The hostel looks great and we caught like the French Open during our stay there, we were given a 6 bed-room for the 2 of us as they ran out of twin rooms. After checking in, we went to eat our pastries and realised they don't bake their pastry but instead, they deep fried them, it was so oily and we couldn't finish them. 

Got the map and circled the places of interest and off we went to explore Belgrade. I wouldn't say Belgrade is that fantastic as what wikitravel wrote but then it's just my own opinion. 


A mural near my hostel
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Republic square
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The roads in the city
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The old Palace 
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I heard they change the flowers frequently
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Took this that was beside the old palace
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The St Sava Church which is the biggest Eastern Orthodox Church in the world
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They didn't allow us to take photos in the church, sorry guys but inside it's amazing cooling and spacious and there were some renovations going on in the main hall. They allow visitors to visit the chapel that is beside the main hall. Must go for the experience but if you are not interested in churches then maybe this is not for you. :)

National Assembly of Serbia which you can see is undergoing some restoration works
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Knez Mihajlova *a popular pedestrian-only streets in Belgrade*
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Now you know why I say I don't understand road names just look at the bank's name
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Belgrade Cathedral or St. Michael's Cathedral
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Another church opposite of the Belgrade Cathedral 
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The Belgrade Cathedral is very near the Kalemegdan and Belgrade Fortress which are highlights of Belgrade. I went to explore this 2 places mentioned above the next day. Unfortunately, I forgotten to bring memory card out on that day and used my friend's camera to take pictures of the place. Sorry guys no PICTURES :(((

Next Stop: BUDAPEST!!! 

11 comments:

xukee | July 02, 2010 11:03 AM

Hi Ulric, nice to read your new adventure.

nebular | July 02, 2010 11:27 AM

Great pics n scenery, enjoy with it.

Phittera | July 02, 2010 11:28 AM

when are you going to blog about London??

kianfai87 | July 02, 2010 12:24 PM

love those photo =)

Edwin | July 02, 2010 3:12 PM

That a lovely and well-written report. I think I'll grab your RSS so I can back often. Anyway, did you take all those pictures? Those pictures are really talking to the readers. Great job :)

ulricng | July 03, 2010 6:04 PM

xukee/nebular/kianfai87: thanks
phittera: soon london was my last stop...
edwin: yeah i took all those photos...thanks for your comments :)

Lukey Cher Hong | July 03, 2010 11:57 PM

i'm always jealous of ur travel adventures...

Dropped by from Lukey's Rantings

engtaukia | July 05, 2010 9:46 AM

actually u're stil studyin, rite? hw come arr.. i mean u hv time to travel?

btw, hw u find bout dslr? get used to it ? haha...
canon, nikon ?

Dewi Batrishya | July 05, 2010 10:18 PM

Wish I could TRavel around the world also!
Great Pictures! Thanks for sharing! :)

keLiCious | July 06, 2010 4:00 AM

**Foot Print**
Thanks for visiting!
Nanged and clicked on your adv!!

linjie | July 07, 2010 11:28 AM

Sure is nice to travel around

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