I was in Novi Sad during the...
I was in Novi Sad during the summer and the most obvious place to go when the sun is shining and there is 35 degress outside is to go to ' Strand', which is an artificial beach on the shore of the Danube . There is sand on the beach and showers to make it look like a real beach . But just a warning to you all , dont go swimming too far off-shore as the stream is very strong . I was almost caught by it and if it wasnt for the help of a kind local I would have ended very far away from Novi Sad.
During the night the cafes are open and all the young people gather there to drink , meet with eachother and just to have fun
This is our group in front of the memorial spot by the shores of Danube. It's a memorial for the fallen soldiers from the 2.nd world war. Very nice sculptures.
The people are me, some people from Bulgaria and Romania. Sorry can't remeber their names except for the guy sitting down. he's an old flame, bulgarian and his name is Malen.
Petrovaradin from the Danube
There is a very nice view on the Petrovaradin fortress from the Danube. You can enjoy it if you're walking by the river in direction towards the bridges, coming from the Liman neighbourhouds. It is especially lovely on a sunny day.
Just few tips here... Serbian currency is called dinar. You will be expected to pay with dinars, no foreign currencies are allowed. But that's not a problem, exchange offices can be found on every corner. One euro is around 95 dinars, but for more accurate information, here's a link: http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/t/cf58e/a/affea/0/
Credit cards are widely accepted in shops and restaurant, and atm's can be found on every corner.
SPORT AND BUSINESS CENTRE VOJVODINA (SPENS)
The sports and business centre “Vojvodina” is one of the biggest centres of this kind in Europe. It is widely known as SPENS, and it was named so after the 1981. World Table Tennis Championship which was held there. Its total area is 200.000 m² (239.200 square yards), the area of the stadium “Vojvodina” is 32.483 m² (38.850 square yards), and the area of the usable space for indoor sports activities is 46.319 m² (55.397 square yards). The centre provides conditions for workout and competitions in basketball, volleyball, handball, water polo, table tennis, boxing, judo, karate, hockey, swimming, bowling, shooting, ice skating, wrestling, sambo, football, tennis, field hockey and rhythmic gymnastics. 70 practice grounds and 20 fighting grounds can be used simultaneously. Apart from having numerous sports facilities and a rich sports season, SPENS is also a famous business and entertainment centre. It has over 150 shops, cinemas, and an entertainment park for chTHE BEGINNING OF CONSTRUCTION: 1979.
THE BEGINNING OF WORKING: 14th April 1981.
THE FIRST MANIFESTATION: 14-26th April 1981.ildren. Ice rink
Area of the hall: 9.309 m2 (11.133 square yards); ice rink occupying 2.370 m2 (2.834 square yards), rows of seats 2.165 m2 (2.589 square yards).
Capacity: east rows - 1.030 seats. Comfortable for watching hockey, ice skating competitions; possibility of recreational activities.
The ice rink works 7 months a year (September - March). In the meantime the hall is used for concerts, conferences and exhibitions.
Sound system, lighting, sports equipment and setting, dressing rooms, ventilation, spacious dressing rooms adapted to fit skaters’ needs, an ice skate sharpener, a bar, special ticket offices, monitoring by means of an internal TV system.