My Return Flight!

 

Ciaoo! Hello! Hi!! Where have I been right!? Well I was too busy enjoying my time and making the best of it I couldn’t keep up with posting! But I am back to Lebanon, as I said earlier and back to posting!

 

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After locking the apartment door for the last time!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So I did so much in the entire trip and especially in the few weeks that I missed my posting deadlines, but the only topic I could come up with as a come back post, is another Air Serbia review! (you can check the first one here!)Hopefully, this post will help me organize my thoughts, and post something about my time in Belgrade, but until then, this has to do.

I previously mentioned that I didn’t have such a pleasent experience with Air Serbia on my flight from Beirut to Belgrade; however, on the way back it was very different.

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 I’ve been away for so long, but that’s only because I was busy having a good time and enjoying every moment while it lasted! I’m going to share everything about Serbia soon, but differently. I want to share everything about my summer and everything I loved in Serbia! So hold on and stay tuned 🙂 What made me write this post was the fact that I’m leaving. And I actually wrote it on my way to the airport. These eight weeks were such an amazing experience for me. I shared everything with a group of people that I didn’t know, but came to cherish. I had moments I will never forget and it saddens me that everything is over. But it was over at the right time, because I am left with beautiful memories and because I really miss my family and friends.  I hope one day I can come back to the Balkans and have another great experience. But until then, it’s a big thank you to Serbia for giving me all this in such a small period of time 🙂

 

And now our plane is being called, so until next time … Volim te!

The One That Marks Half-Way

So hello there everyone 🙂 You can tell from the title that week 4 is over! I am half way through my stay in the lovely Belgrade. I really have  mixed emotions about whether I want to go back right NOW or whether what I have left is so little! But hey, all good things come to an end. And I would be really happy to get back to everyone back home, especially my own bed ❤ SAM_1619

So, how was my week, 4you may ask. Very good, very good indeed! Probably my best week so far.

 

 

 

 

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Must-See Belgradian Landmarks!

I’ve been doing a lot of research in order to plan and organize my upcoming trip. It is very important for me to visit the great sites and landmarks and get a real feel of Serbia. I simply want to make the best of my experience. So, I chose the top six landmarks that I believe shouldn’t be missed by anyone going to Belgrade!

 

First up we have the Belgrade Fortress which dates back to approximately 3rd century BC! Belgrade FortressIt was first founded by the Celtic tribe of Scordisci and was known as Singidunum. 

The fortress witnessed numerous changes in masters from the Romans until the Bulgarians in the 12th century. After that it fell in the hands of the Serbian and Hungarian Empire. The Hungarian king Béla I gave the fortress as a wedding gift to his son and Serbian wife. In 1521, and for approximately 350 years, the fortress was conquered by the Turks.

Nowadays, the fortress is divided into four parts, Upper town, Lower town, Large park and Little park, and has been a venue for a few concerts in the past few years. 

The fortress lies on the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers and is surrounded by amazing scenery which can be enjoyed for an entrance fee of just 7$!

 

House of National Assembly

Another great landmark is the House of National Assembly. The house is located at  Nikola Pašić Square, downtown Belgrade. Construction began in 1907 during the reign of King Peter I and was completed in 1936.

 

 

 

Terazije Fountain

The Terazije Fountain got its name from the Turkish word terazi which meant water scale. Terazije place came to existence when  Prince Miloš Obrenović ordered Serbians to move out of areas where they have been mixed with Turkish inhabitants and build their houses near Terazije. It might be notable to state that the Terazije place McDonald’s branch is the largest branch in the Balkans!

 

Old PalaceThe Old Palace (Stari Dvor) was the residence of the Obrenovic dynasty that ruled Serbia intermittently between 1817 and 1903.

Today, the City Assembly of Belgrade resides in the palace, however, it is open to tourists who would like to soak in some culture and history.

 

 

More recent royalty residences are located in the Royal Compound that holds the Beli 800px-KraljevskiDvor1Dvor (White Palace) and the Royal Palace. The former was completed in 1937 while the latter in 1929. Both palaces where residences of the Karađorđević royal family which ruled for over a decade until 1945. The Royal Compound also includes the Royal Chapel as well as a large park.

 

 

National Museum of Belgrade

Finally, for a dose of culture and art, the National Museum of Serbia. Being established in 1844, the National Museum is the largest and oldest museum in Serbia with a collection of more than 400,000 objects.

 

 

 

These are some of the places I found out about. There are many more incredible places that I’m just dying to visit. If you have any suggestions of places to visit, or activities to do, please share them in the comment area!

Until next time .. Zdravo!