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 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 a fascinating antique open-cage elevator!   Belgrade has festivals every week and many museums…

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Lake Balaton Hungary

Hungarians refer to Lake Balaton as the “Hungarian Sea”. It’s a 50 mile long lake in the 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 a closer look. The lake is…

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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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