Day 81 – Change of scenery

Belgrade, Serbia

So, yesterday I was lamenting on how lame the hostel I was staying at was here in Belgrade.

To top it off at about 1am another guy checked into our room and proceeded to snore – very loudly – throughout the night.  After going to bed at 1am I ended up awake at 5am because of it.

Trials and tribulations of travelling by hostel.  But I guess you have to take the good with the bad.

Anyway, in the morning I packed up all my stuff and headed to my new hostel a few blocks away.

The hostel here is like night and day compared to the other one.  Here I was greeted with a friendly smile and a handshake.  The hostel itself has a garden patio complete with bbq, a nice big common room and even a “chill” room which has bean bags and a playstation.

I dropped off my bags and headed straight out for breakfast and then the 11am walking tour around the city.

The tour last just over 2 hours and we toured quite a few spots but I found it interesting that while the tour in Sarajevo talked alot about the Bosnia/Serbia war, the tour here never mentioned it at all.

Kind of a shame because I really wanted to hear the other side of this story but I guess they don’t really want to highlight that infamous part of their history.

After the tour I settled into my hostel, grabbed some burek (yummy and cheap!), and met some of the people staying here.  After playing cards for awhile, a few of us headed to the grocery store to pick up some grub for a bbq back at the hostel.

The patio has a big projector screen on it so while we ate our bbq dinner I was treated to a big screen view of a Depeche Mode concert from Barcelona 2010.  A good little warmup for tomorrow night!

Yes, for those of you who don’t know – tomorrow I’m going to the Depeche Mode concert here in Belgrade – something I’ve been waiting for quite awhile now and can’t wait to go!

Til tomorrow…

Euro Trip 2013, Belgrade, Serbia, Trip Journal
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