In a way it feels like we just started our 25 city trip, on the other hand it feels like months ago – so many experiences! After a little more than a month Belgrade was our 11th stop on our Interrail trip.
It was great to back for 3 nights in this exciting city, after 4 years! We met 5 of our 6 Belgrade Spotters (and ex-Spotter Anna!) in Studentski Park, on the most beautiful day of the year so far (according to our Spotters, so it’s true).
Vladimir brought some very good home-made plum Rakija, which went very well with the beers most of us brought. Afterwards part of the group joined us for some live music at KC Grad. It was a lovely evening, with really cool people!
In order to see as many spots as possible, we rented bicycles. Even though Belgrade is not super bike friendly yet (most of our Spotters are working on that!), it was a very good idea.
We cycled along the Danube to Zemun – a very picturesque neighborhood about 7 km from the center of Belgrade. Our Spotter (and currently social media intern) Xavier showed us where in Zemun he used to live, and where to get the best Burek… A fine afternoon!
One of our favorite places near the city center was Gnezdo Organic – a restaurant / coffee place hidden in one of the most beautiful crumbling buildings in Belgrade.
Some of the many other places we really loved:
- Mornar – one of those places you would never walk into if you didn’t know it: a smoke-filled very local restaurant where it’s all about the fantastic food. I chose the most unhealthy, but heavenly bacon & cheese filled pork meat.
- Das Boot – a very cosy jazz place
- Klasa Concept store – Very cool and affordable original Serbian designer clothing
- Riverside crane – one of the best view points in the city is a big yellow crane!
- The Solar Tree – A public solar mobile phone charger
Thank you Belgrade locals for the great tips, and for meeting us! Next stop: Sarejevo!