Skip to content

20/11/10 – 23/11/10 – Belgrade – more rakija?

December 10, 2010
by

Belgrade starts with a party, which never really stops.

good paint and light

great paint

 

Rade our host is an active couch surfer, and has hosted over 140 people this year (!!!!) he is throwing a party in honour of couch surfing in Belgrade, and the crowd is a mixed bunch of travellers and serbian hosts with a wild variety of backgrounds (and haircuts)

good paint

epic interior of an unfinished cathedral

picture of the weekend

rade and bobbi - legends

 

Rade makes fantastic food and we struggle to fit it in with the pizza, big big serbian burger, chips, beer and wine that we inadvertantly consumed before arriving to the party. bad guests.

they love that nice cool air

view from our window

 

The drinks get flowing and the music gets pumping and the party starts to get a bit rowdy, with various large swedish guys throwing booze around the house and throwing up all over the toilet floor. we make a quick exit with some like minded people and head into town at 330am, with the promise that the party in Belgrade is just getting started.

not so aptly named garbage markings

zebra!

blown out windows

 

Our new friends Eino (pronounced Anal), Jasmin and Steffi join us on a magical 4 day bender in Belgrade, involving Einos magic flying (and dissappearing) disc, various drunk Serbian guys shouting ‘FUCK THE EU’ at us while we board a bus, pictures of strangers in the street, bulls testicles (a fine serbian delicacy) Pouring our own drinks in illegal bars, blood, disspapearing people, pizza slices, popcorn, drawing competitions, insane wasted serbian artists (she added boat impressions, stolen drinks, throwing bags, bad singing, broken furniture, various attacks and nonsensical – initally entertaining then not so – rubbish), more free drinks from illegal bars, illegal wine caves, dinner parties, stuffed peppers and lots of gin

blown out ministry

blown out ministry again

 

Too many drinking stories to tell really, but I think you get the gist. Belgrade is an amazing city, full of charm and recent history (the evidence of the bombing is still very clear – they have even preserved the bombed ministry buildings in the centre as a reminder of the recent onslughts) but the people are warm, friendly and minus a few exceptions very welcoming of foreigners (except the drunk guys on the bus)

a real mess

serbia's favourite car

popcorn

the serbian cyrillics are bizarre

 

Not many people back home realise much about Belgrade. I certainly didnt before I was here. Its a really lively and moving city – I guess the recent termoil creates that need to bounce back. The silver lining to strains upon cities like Belgrade and Berlin is the aftermath is often a scene of creative potential, progression, development, art and possibilities. Belgrade certainly as all of these.

the coolest bookshop in the world

facades!

concrete window security

 

The architecture of the city was beautiful also – a strong hint of soviet communism mixed with very expressive corbusian concrete tower blocks – A haphazard jungle of monolithic greyness, with a lot of curious beauty.

the horses testicles

mathias loves dinner parties

 

Blah Blah, go to Belgrade. 😉

Advertisements
No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: