Category Archives: Serbia

Kalemegdan Park in Belgrade

Any walk in Belgrade will sooner or later end up at Kalemegdan Park, the seat of the fortress. The guy on top of the column is Pobednik, the Victor, and he calls himself that because he just won World War … Continue reading

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Sad things (16) Birthday Party

When you invite your friends to a birthday party and nobody shows up. Photographed at the Kalemegdan fortress in Belgrade, Serbia.

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Belgrade and the signs of war

I have this talent to find traces of war wherever I go, but in Belgrade the task is made really easy. First of all, the city’s fortress in Kalemegdan Park houses a military museum. In addition to the permanent display of military hardware, … Continue reading

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Video Blog: Montenegro and Serbia by Train

My report on the train journey through the mountains of Montenegro made many of you long for more of that fabulous route. That’s why I share a video which documents the whole route from Bar on the Adriatic coast to Belgrade. … Continue reading

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Lessons from my last Trip

After my Balkan trip last October, I wrote down the following lessons that I had learnt during those two weeks. Here you can read my original plan for Romania, Serbia, Montenegro and Albania. Unfortunately, in the end I didn’t have time … Continue reading

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Montenegro by Train

The next train will leave at 10 o’clock, the lady at the counter signals by raising both her hands and stretching out all of her ten fingers, as if a robbery was in progress. The ticket for one of the most beautiful … Continue reading

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The most dangerous position for a war photographer

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Welcome to Serbia!

At the airport in Belgrade, I spotted this poster. That shows a welcoming culture! Two weeks later, it had been removed however.

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Don’t build this modern stuff!

Belgrade has some beautiful old architecture. The main train station is just one of many examples. Unfortunately, somebody thought that Belgrade needs “modern architecture”. Thus, the whole city will be blown up to build something which is neither Serbian, nor Eastern … Continue reading

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Next trip: Romania, Serbia, Montenegro, Albania

It’s time for another Balkan trip. This is the first time that I am posting my tentative itinerary before I travel, in the hope to solicit advice from locals or fellow travelers, learn about interesting stories/places/people to write about, find somebody for … Continue reading

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