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We weren't really sure what country to head to after Romania. After all, there were a lot of factors to consider. Mostly the question of season. Now in mid June, it seems Summer in Europe is in full swing. Nothing but sun and heat. Heat and sun. And crowds of tourists to fight off, ultimately postponing our Balkan tour to head North in hopes of beating the rising temps. So a quick stop in Serbia sounded like a logical thing to do.

Why Serbia?

Well, we really needed time to sit down and gameplan our way through the Schengen region before we enter the Schengen region. Once we enter, it's a race against time as those of you who know the steep penalties of overstaying the 3 month welcome. And it's not pleasant. Especially for someone like me who frequents Europe quite often to visit family. I ain't taking my chances!

And plus we really were just curious to see how different (or similar!) Serbia is from the other Balkan countries. We've heard from fellow travelers that Belgrade and Novi Sad are quite nice to pass through. Nice day trips and such.

Nice being the word of the day here!

And they were right. Our hostel was practically walking distance from the pedestrian street full of restaurants and shops. Makes for a nice stroll. If that doesn't float your boat, a walk through a nearby fort with nice sprawling green lawns are within it's walls. Also a nice view of the Danube could be seen from the fort, as well. For a bit more of a cultural feel, a stroll through Old Town is a must, with it's cobblestones and handful of kapanas to choose from. Other than that, there weren't really much to do or see in Belgrade. The strolls did serve as nice little breaks in between our research/work at various coffee shops.

Honestly, after a whirlwind adventure travel through Bulgaria and Romania, something more on the chillaxin side was whole-heartedly welcomed! If you need a breather in between the Balkan hopping - Serbia is your place!

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When: June 2016
Temp: 80-85F
Cities: Belgrade, Novi Sad
Stay in Belgrade: Hedonist Hostel. ~1741RSD for 8 bed dorm with 10% off Balkan Backpacker discount.
Stay in Novi Sad: Hostel Rookies. ~1100RSD for 5 bed dorm with 10% off Balkan Backpacker discount.
Recommend: Free walking tour.


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