9th February 2015 – Novi Sad, Serbia
Away from the Rakias and supermodels of Belle Belgrade, I delved into Novi Sad. The city with a quaint spirit. Despite the beautiful sights, and the amazing lights, The sleeping alcoholic in me, simply wouldn’t quit.
I think I had spent a few too many days in Belgrade, and the alcoholism wasn’t getting less. So, I headed out to Novi Sad today.
Novi Sad is the 3rd largest city in Serbia, and is only about 95 KMs from Belgrade. There are trains that run every hour from Belgrade to Serbia, and tickets are only about 3 Euro for a train ride that takes just about 90 minutes.
Novi Sad is a pleasant little town, and the people are noticeably more laid back than Belgrade. No wonder it means ‘new garden’. I was couchsurfing with a couple here. Egor was Russian and Marina was Serbian, and they were the sweetest things in Serbia I have come across so far. Egor had to work, so Marina offered to walk me around Novi Sad.
We hung out around the central Belgrade district, seeing things like the city hall and other buildings, etched against the snow.
And then, like it always is in Serbia, we had a few beers. Oh well.