Belgrade Serbia Rivers, Bridges, Islands, and Lakes

Serbia is a country of rivers, lakes, valleys, and mountains. Each one “tells its own story”. I’ve been exploring Belgrade’s riverside and Savamala District on foot. Early spring weather is warm and beautiful – perfect for walking. Transportation isn’t Belgrade’s forte. There’s a trolley-bus system but no metro, and traffic is heavy. Drivers are impatient…

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Belgrade Serbia Neighborhoods and Rosenberg Trio Gypsy Jazz Band

Belgrade has been a wonderful surprise. I’m enjoying the experience! I moved from a studio in the Dorćol neighborhood to a loft in more central Palilua. It’s sunny, comfortable, and close to everything. The old renovated building has high ceilings and an antique open-cage elevator!   Belgrade has festivals every week and many museums and…

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Lake Balaton Hungary

Hungarian Sea Hungarians refer to Lake Balaton as the “Hungarian Sea”. Central Europe’s largest lake covers fifty miles in the traditional Transdanubia region west of the Danube River. As the train from Ljubljana to Budapest passed by the lake it seemed to go on forever. Yesterday, I decided to take a day tour and get…

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Budapest Hungary

Budapest (boo-dah-pesht) is the capital of Hungary with a population of about two million. It’s a strikingly beautiful city! There’s much history here and the city is a major hub of activity. The local currency is the Hungarian Forint (HUF) and 1 US dollar equals about 250 HUF. Budapest’s scenic setting and grand architecture earned it the nickname “Paris of the East“. During a…

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