Category: Serbia

Train in Belgrade

The cost of travelling in Serbia

During my three-week trip in Serbia I kept track of my expenses and put together this guide of the cost of accommodation, food, transport and sightseeing.

Serbia (5)

Travelling in Serbia. Urgh.

Travelling in Serbia is fun, beautiful and incredibly frustrating. It’s a country that has yet to embrace mass tourism. That makes for a interesting travel experience, but not an easy one.

St Sava Chuch in the south

Kosovo’s divided city

In any other city it would be just a bridge. But the river in Mitrovica acts as an unofficial border between two worlds.

Bus station

29 fun facts from two months in the Balkans

Did you know Albanians put teddy bears outside their houses to ward off bad spirits? And that some kids in Serbia only go to school in the afternoon? Enjoy some of the things I’ve learnt after spending two months in the Balkans.

Uzice (15)

You should have heard of Užice

Užice is a colourful city hidden in beautiful mountains. It’s the perfect base to explore the surrounding national parks and attractions in Western Serbia. Except you’ve never heard of it. Until now.

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Drvengrad: Serbia’s famous wooden town

If you were a rich and famous film maker would you build a little wooden village on a hill and invite “creative and like-minded” people to visit? Probably not. But Serbian director Emir Kusturica did and the result is the eerie and surreal town of Drvengrad.

One month down (4)

Highlights from one month in the Balkans

The last month feels like one big highlight of all my travels, but that would make a very long post. So instead I’ve picked some moments that I think capture the experiences I’ve had.