Serbia

Serbia travel and photography


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1st July 2015 – Mamallapuram, India The memories will remain etched for ever Of a year that went by in poetry and pics. But its not the places that will spring to mind. Its only – and always – the people who will stick. I thought this day would never come, but it’s day 365 today!   Its been 35 countries (and Kosovo), spread across 3 different continents. With 21 international flights, 23 international border crossings by land and couchsurfing in 20 countries. Riding a motorbike through 12000 km of the indian subcontinent, including the cold Himalayan roads of Nepal and […]

Project 365: Day 365 – That’s all, ladies and gentlemen!


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12th May 2015 – Belgrade, Serbia Under the watchful eyes of the world’s best graffiti, And the simmering heat of the mid-may sun, We found that jump shots are so cliche. So banal. So, we added some levitation to them. Damn, that was fun! Me and Bertille decided to walk around Belgrade and sample the graffiti today. Bertille was doing her thesis on impact of graffiti and art in Serbia. And I was just curious. Generally. And somewhere along the way, we also met Masa. I was supposed to do a yoga shoot with Masa, but due to a bicycle accident that she had, […]

Project 365: Day 315 – Levitations, graffiti, and Belgrade


The confluence of Sava and Danube in Belgrade, Serbia.
11th May 2015 – Belgrade, Serbia At the confluence of the Sava and the Danube, Lies a city that has captured more than my heart. And with a petite French girl, I walked around The confluence. Blending is indeed nature’s own art. I met up with Bertille today. The same Bertille with whom I had a lazy walk around the Danube in Novi Sad, a few months before. Only difference was, we decided to walk through Belgrade, instead of Novi Sad today. Beginning from the Savamala region, the plan was to walk along the Sava river, and then along the Danube river, and […]

Project 365: Day 314 – Where the Sava meets the Danube



Kalemagdan fortress in Belgrade, Serbia
10th May 2015 – Belgrade, Serbia I may not be home, but there are some places Around the world, that make me feel so. I would have never imagined Belgrade in that list. But my second time here, and now I surely know. Serbia has been one of the most memorable countries for me on this trip. And somehow, coming back here feels like being home again. So, I found a rather cheap apartment for 3 days, paying only 30 EUR for 3 nights, but slightly out of the city centre. Ok, not slightly. Brace Jerkovich is 8 km out of the […]

Project 365: Day 313 – Back in Beautiful Belgrade


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12th February 2015 – Belgrade, Serbia A midwinter morning flight, awaited me in an aerodrome, Named after a scientist. Or as Edison called him, a genius. But on the way, I had to stare at a something so magnificent, That even Tesla would have stared wide, and call it ingenious. I took the last train from Novi Sad to Belgrade last night, arriving around 11 PM in Belgrade. It was the day of the weekly Belgrade CS meet up, but I was too zonked out, with a little fever in me. I went back to the same hostel that I had stayed during my […]

Project 365: Day 226 – Dovidnenja, Serbia!


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11th February 2015 – Novi Sad, Serbia The river laid long and bare, like a thread through fabric Of a country that was ravaged by wars and plight. A solitary girl on a bike, and me, took a lovely stroll, And we discover people better, when against a beautiful sight. The day started only from 2 PM, thanks to all the alcohol yesterday! I had to leave Novi Sad today back to Belgrade, because I have a flight from Belgrade tomorrow morning. So, my plan was to take the last train to Belgrade, at 8.30 in the evening. And this was one of […]

Project 365: Day 225 – Walking with a girl on a bike



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10th February 2015 – Novi Sad, Serbia What started as one of my first culinary adventures, Stretched into meeting some amazing CS hosts. But the night was just getting warmed up, There  was still Kolo, and some more dancing to boast. The day went like a Quentin Tarantino movie. It was all quiet till evening, and then the pace went kill-bill mode! So, I decided to cook today, and make Egor and Marina my victims. I had picked up a new dish in Turkey, made of Sucuk (a dry, spicy sausage) and eggs. I added some Indian twist to the dish, with some […]

Project 365: Day 224 – Cooking, couchsurfing, and Kolo


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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 […]

Project 365: Day 223 – In the New Garden


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8th February 2015 – Belgrade, Serbia What begins with an enfolding dawn, Has to end in a dusk, no matter where. We strived through walks away from warmth, And strive it in style, rather apocryphal flair. So, last night began with the Serbian Rakia, as planned. But it went much more than that. I met someone from the local Couchsurfing community, who took me around the bars in Belgrade. Masa was an awesome guide for Belgrade, as she ended up taking me to another Rocknroll club, and then finishing off in an underground club. We partied till the wee hours of the morning, […]

Project 365: Day 222 – Belgrade from Dawn to dusk



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7th February 2015 – Belgrade, Serbia The snow finally stopped falling, and I settled for a really long walk. The kind I normally hate. But hey, Belgrade changes men. There are beautiful women at every corner, and I can say I enjoyed the journey more than the destination. Amen. The snow stopped falling today, and I decided to take a long walk towards the tip of old Belgrade. To the fortress. The walk did have its benefits. As one of my friends said, Belgrade is like a city of supermodels. Every girl that walked past me, was at least a 7 in the […]

Project 365: Day 221 – The fortress calls


6th February 2015 – Belgrade, Serbia Water is not my element. In any form you can think of. And that is how I begin my rant against this apathetic snow. But we all have to live for the moment, however damp it is. Damn, I’m not even sure if my camera is going to work tomorrow. I walked nearly 4 km yesterday evening, with my huge 20KG backpack, as I was intent on saving a few bucks to get to my hostel. The downside was that, I woke up with a searing back pain. It was like hitting the gym after a […]

Project 365: Day 220 – Dancing in the snow


Belgrade, Serbia
5th February 2015 – Belgrade, Serbia From the gongs and the beats of a Turkish drum, To the throngs of a Serbian diplomatic immunity. And as the wind kept blowing, and sending chills up my spine. I feel like a zombie, in this beautiful, yet deserted city. I caught the 9 PM bus ride to Istanbul yesterday night. And to my surprise, slept like a baby. Only to be woken up somewhere between Bursa and Istanbul by the sound of loud drums next to the bus window. Stepped out to see a bunch of youngsters playing the drums, and dancing what looked like […]

Project 365: Day 219 – Midnight drummers and midwinter dreams



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This was the first post of an entire year-long series, which I named ‘Project 365′. The idea was simple enough: travel for a full year and document every day of it, in the form of a daily picture and poem. I am still working on a book of this year-long travel, but till then, enjoy all the posts here. You can check out the daily posts in the details below or jump to the final day of the project by clicking here. 1st July 2014 – Singapore From dust we rose and to dust we shall go And dust is […]

Project 365: Day 0 – The beginning