I never expected to go to Belgrade, Serbia but after hearing so much about it the last few weeks, Ad and I made the decision to go.
We booked two nights initially, and to be honest wasn’t expecting much from it. But once again I was proven wrong and Two night turned into four, and there was something new to see and do every day.
Our first day in Belgrade and we decided to check out the free walking tour. The girl that did it was great and we got given a shot of rakia to get the day started the ways the Serbs do.
We decided to visit three museums while in Belgrade; the Nikola Tesla museum, the military museum and the National Bank of Serbia. My favourite by far?
National Bank of Serbia. Not only was it free (and empty) but they print your face on (fake) money as a free souvenir to take home and give you chocolate! Best day ever!
But what about if it’s a nice day and you don’t want to stay inside? Take a walk to Zemur, across the river. On the way, by a box of popcorn and admire the views of the fortress and Big War Island. When we did it, our views ranged from a street filled with army tanks to a dog show.
Alternatively go on a street art hunt, there is so much to see.
Like I said Belgrade is a city of surprises.
If you’re planning on going and thinking of staying in a hostel, can I suggest Hostel Bongo. We almost didn’t go since it didn’t have many reviews on hostelworld but I’m so glad we did. It’s clean, really Central and the staff are lovely.