MORE TRAVEL THAN WIFI THESE DAYS
20th Sept 2013
As travel chance would have it, we made a seamless series of no wait travel connections from Aegina hydrofoil to Athens airport bus to plane to hostel in Belgrade Serbia. Remarkable luck but it happens sometimes.
Two nights in Belgrade before an eight hour train connection to Zagreb. First night dinner at an intimate quirky delicious vegetarian restaurant. Dinner two at a long standing Belgrade institution where the elderly waiters are products of the communist system and everyone smokes their heads off in the restaurant. Good hearty beef and potatoes, don't mind the surly waiters.
Everyone smokes in Europe, but particularly in Serbia. Mums, Dads, kids, uncle and aunties, grandma and grandad. Smoke anywhere you like, don't worry about the non smoking signs. The non smoking message is a little emphysemic over here.
Whilst in Belgrade I just had to stand in front of the army headquarters in Belgrade that were bombed by the NATO forces in 1999 and haven't been touched since. I always keep an eye out for a postcard of a Dalmatian dog to send to Cooper, my neighbour's Dalmatian dog that Anne and I are rather fond of. After slim pickings, in lieu of a postcard, I held up my sign greetings to Cooper in front of the bombed out missile targets that I saw aflame on TV back in 1999. Little did I think back then.
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|MARK AND NICOLE'S YACHT, RED HEADSAIL AMIDST THE FESTIVAL TENTS|
|AEGINA HARBOUR ENTRANCE|
|AEGINA OLD TOWN|
|ANNE AT WORK, AEGINA|
|ATHENS AIRPORT, BYE BYE GREECE FOR A MOMENT|
|BELGRADE 1999 NATO MISSILE INTERVENTION ON ARMY BUILDING|
|HELLO COOPER FROM MISSILE DIRECT HIT, BELGRADE|
|SAME SPOT BACK IN 1999|
|ANNE, BELGRADE FORT|
|GOOD HEARTY TRADITIONAL FARE|