Tag: belgrade

Or if not killed, at least seriously injured with a baseball bat. So there I was in Beograd — Belgrade –¬† capital of Serbia. Hopefully you’ve read my little introduction to Serbia; the backdrop has been painted for the retelling of one of my little escapades. I’m not ashamed to say that the main reason I went to Serbia was to meet some of my World of Warcraft guild mates. Actually, as guild leader, I guess they were my peons…

I wondered if I should tell another story from my trip to Turkey, but I figured while I was on some kind of ‘thematic streak’ with my other Eastern Bloc-oriented posts, I should tell you a little about my trip to Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. I won’t bore you with the details, but the whole Balkan Peninsula¬† — Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro and Macedonia — was once the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. Various diplomatic struggles and wars have resulted in…

Hail, comrades! The Russian Monologue: (If you can’t see the player, you’ll have to visit my blog) All of this bleak, cold and snowy thing got me thinking of my friends over in Serbia, Czech Republic and the other Eastern Bloc states. When I was in Serbia a couple of years ago, there was an unseasonable warmth, 20C in October! Then in the last 6 hours of my stay, it dropped to -5C, and the entirity of Belgrade was covered…

Foreword: I’m currently sitting here in the darkness, with just a weak candle flickering and trying to stay alight. God bless my phone’s Internet capabilities. As I begun yesterday, but didn’t quite manage to finish, I like telling stories. Some of them are epic tales with a beginning, middle and end. Some of them span countries and years — like the American. The problem is, I tend to travel alone — I meet people while I travel, but I still…