Lazy spring day in Belgrade

Two busy days in Budapest and a rather short night on the train, interrupted by border controls, had left me rather unwilling to do any major exploring in Belgrade (where I have also been before). So I spent day 5 of my trip getting a sunburn in the city park, admiring the view and watching the crowd, as well as writing for my blog.

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Highlight of the day: A ‘conversation’ with an old man who didn’t speak any English or German. We still managed to find out the following about each other.

  • That it’s a beautiful day but we both prefer to sit on a bench in the shade of a tree.
  • That we both like the football team Borussia Dortmund, and that he’d recently won money betting on them.
  • That he walks in the park every day, one round at a time and then taking a break sitting down on a bench, because of his bad knee which he got injured in a motorbike accident.
  • That I am backpacking and was writing a blog for my friends and family at home.

Before getting up to continue his round through the park, he pointed at my backpack, flexed his muscles – and presented me with a banana…

The rest of the day I enjoyed at the Snezana café: great coffee and tea, very nice staff (on the photo you see Bojan), and free wifi.

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What more could you want…? 😉

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