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.
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 then reenter the Kalemagdan from its rear entrance.
The sun was shining bright, and this would have been a really sweaty adventure, if not for the cool river breeze. The section of the Sava bridge is dotted with many river front bars and pubs. We passed by the Ada Ciganlija, which is a river island on the Sava, which has its own artificial lake inside.
Further ahead, at the confluence, we spotted another island. The great war island, or Veliko Ratno Ostrvo, is mainly used for bird spotting and picnics nowadays. We were in the mood for neither, so we continued walking.
After we walked back into the Kalemagdan, the walking turned to a sprint. We had to find beer.