Serbia – land coloured with life

Serbia land coloured with life

Serbia – land coloured with life

Young couple from Poland, Malwina i Michal Kolatek, who are pasioned travelers, published beautifful video about Serbia in HD resolution.

They discover that they fell in love with Serbia before the visit:

– When we read the article about the “37 reasons why you should never go to Serbia“, along with breathtaking photos, we were totally “freaking out”. Wow! Is it really Serbia? Is there really that nice? We realized that we do not know much about country. And then we get the incentive. At that point we decided that we had to visit Serbia  – says this young couple from Polish and adds:

– For 14 days, we repositioned in a different world. The world in which the main role played people we met at every step as we worked on the set of the video. They gave us something really valuable, something that is nowadays difficult to find – a dose of sincere, genuine emotion. They opened their warm hearts without expecting anything in return. One thing is certain about this country. You can not deny the authenticity of Serbia, and we hope that it will remain so as long as possible – revealing that capture was not easy:

– The project “Serbia – Land coloured with life” video is recorded using different techniques of cinema. We have invested a lot of love into it, working from morning to night, sweating, going beyond the limits of our endurance and learning to be patient and persistent.

But when you watch this video, you will conclude that the efforts of the two Polish tourists have paid off! Enjoy and welcome to Serbia.

The 25 Best Value Cities in the World – Belgrade #1

Building your dream vacation can be a very expensive undertaking, especially if you plan on hitting some of the world’s most famous sights and cities. To help travelers create a fun (and affordable) itinerary for 2016, trivago.com analyzed the world’s most popular cities to determine which 25 destinations will get you more bling for less cha-ching.

And guess what, Belgrade won #1!

The 25 best value cities in the world

Source: huffingtonpost

8 reasons why Belgrade is Europe’s hidden highlight by Roughguides

Serbia’s capital is always on the move – a constantly changing scene of new bars and restaurants alongside old favourites. After a scorching hot summer, temperatures are now perfect for getting the most out of the city’s lively café culture and Eastern Europe’s best nightlife. Here are a few reasons why Belgrade is a hidden highlight of Europe.

1. THE RIVERFRONT PARTY SCENE IS UNRIVALLED

There aren’t many cities that have made use of its riverfronts as Belgrade has done. More than two hundred floating bars, clubs and restaurants known as splavovi line the Danube and Sava rivers, ranging from intimate little cafés to sprawling nightclubs that go on till dawn. Some are open only for the summer season, but others including Splav Play keep going all year round. Lovely views of the river come with cocktails costing less than 500 dinars.

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Image © Adam Batterbee

2. YOU CAN FEAST LIKE A KING HERE

The choice of restaurants in Belgrade is dizzying, and many are absurdly cheap by most European standards. The old town is full of traditional Serbian restaurants, where you can get Balkan staples such as cevapcici (meat rissoles) and roasted red peppers stuffed with cheese. Or you can join the trendy set in the cosmopolitan collection of waterfront restaurants at Beton Hala, where Italian, Spanish and Asian flavours dominate.

3. THE CITY IS A JOY TO EXPLORE ON FOOT

There’s rarely a quiet moment along Knez Mihailova, Belgrade’s broad, pedestrianised boulevard that cuts through the old town. Amid the buskers, street sellers and strollers, you can check out the shops or stop for a lingering coffee in one of the many cafés in front the street’s handsome nineteenth-century buildings. At number 26 is the Zepter Museum, an entertaining stroll through Serbian modern and contemporary art. There’s some fantastic art on display here – more than worth the 200 dinars admission.

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Image © Adam Batterbee

4. THERE ARE SOME SERIOUSLY HIP AREAS

Head to the eastern bank of the River Sava to Savamala, formerly a rundown area of derelict warehouses and decaying Art Nouveau mansions. Over the past few years, bars and clubs have been moving into the empty buildings and giving them a hyper-trendy new buzz. KC Grad and Mikser House have led the way in this funky regeneration, both set in old warehouses and offering a mix of live music, food, drink and vintage clothing stalls. Stop for a drink in the shabby-chic garden of Klub Dvoristance or cool industrial Prohibicija before stopping by Tranzit Bar for cocktails in its brick vaulted interior.

5. YOU CAN GO BACK IN TIME

Cross the Sava to Zemun and you immediately notice the difference between east and west. Now a Belgrade suburb, Zemun had been part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until 1918, and the Habsburg architectural legacy is unmistakable. But the atmosphere is typically Balkan, with the scent of Turkish coffee wafting from the riverside café tables and mingling with the tantalising aromas coming from the seafood restaurants. Climb to the top of Gardos Tower, built by the Hungarians in 1896, for panoramic views of Belgrade and the Danube.

Skadarlija
Skadarlija by Erwan Martin via Flickr (cc license)

6. EVEN THE TOURISTY AREA HAS A BOHEMIAN VIBE

Skadarlija is Belgrade’s closest thing to a touristy area, a nineteenth-century bohemian quarter where poets and writers used to hang out and argue over coffee, rakija and cigarettes in cafés along its bumpy cobbled lanes. You’ll still find the coffee, rakija and cigarettes – and some very bumpy cobbles – alongside old-fashioned Serbian restaurants where street musicians serenade diners with traditional folk songs. If that sort of thing normally has you running a mile, relax – it all adds to the merry atmosphere, and there’s no pressure to give a tip.

7. YOU CAN FIND HISTORY BENEATH YOUR FEET

Kalemegdan is the oldest part of the city, a vast park that encompasses Belgrade’s history from Roman times onwards. It’s easy to spend a day here getting pleasantly lost among its tree-lined paths, exploring the imposing Belgrade Fortress and military museum and climbing to the ramparts for views of the Sava and the Danube. It’s the city’s green heart too, a chilled-out place for picnics and lazy walks. If you stop for a bite to eat at Kalemegdanska Terasa, you can listen out for the sounds of the animals next door at the zoo.

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Image © Adam Batterbee

8. THERE’S A SURPRISING CITY BEACH

Ada Ciganlija, an island on the River Sava that’s been turned into a peninsula, is Serbia’s only Blue Flag beach – quite a feat for a landlocked country. In the height of summer it’s the city’s playground, thronging with people cooling off in the water, kayaking or having a go on the giant Total Wipeout-style obstacle course. But even once the summer season is officially over, you can still have a swim, refuel at one of the many waterside cafés, take a stroll along its leafy paths or hire a bike for a leisurely ride.
Info: ROUGHGUIDES