Belgrade Local Customs

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    The month of Mathematics

    by mirchica Written Jul 4, 2013

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    May is the month of mathematics in Belgrade and they celebrate it with an exhibition of mathematical figures, games, brain teasers, etc. It was fun for the kids and the adults too.
    It was situated next to the tourist office on Knjez Mihailo street.

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    Menjachnica

    by mirchica Written Jul 4, 2013

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    Menjachnica or simply said – exchange office but it’s written everywhere with big and light letters MENJACHNICA. You can find it on every corner in the city center and generally the exchange rate is good but of course you know that you have to update it before your visit.

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    Very kind people

    by mirchica Written Jul 4, 2013

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    Is this because I have always liked Serbians or it is for real, but they are very kind people, they smile, they offer their help always and what really amazed me was one old woman who offered us money! We were waiting for the bakery and we were counting our last Serbian money (we wanted to spend everything as we were already leaving) and she turned back to us to offer us 10 RSD. Yes, it’s only 10 cents but she was ready to give us more if we didn’t have enough…it really amazed me!

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    Serbian Sljivovica - rakija.

    by Regina1965 Updated Jun 5, 2013

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    I got "introduced" to Sljivovica 13 years ago, but didn´t try to drink it until 2010. The Serbians were always drinking it when they got together - and lots of it. And they always brought a bottle or two... with them when they got back to Iceland from visiting Serbia.

    Sljivovica - another name for it is rakija - is a very strong brandy made from plums (sljiva). The name Sljivovica comes from the name of the town Sljivovica in western Serbia.

    Many Serbians make their own rakija at home, domaca rakija, and the colour is either like water or yellowish.

    The Serbians also use rakija as medicine and when someone has high fever he/she is massaged with rakija. I have been massaged with rakija several times and the fever has always gone down.

    Rakija goes straight to one´s head, so drink it slowly ;)

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    Pionirski park

    by croisbeauty Updated Nov 10, 2011

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    Nakon sto je uklonjena ograda, s kojom je bila opasana rezidencija Obrenovica, nova vlast je iza ''45. ovdje napravila Pionirski park. Mala zelena oaza a sve sa ciljem da Savezna Skupstina dobije brisani prostor koji je lakse nadzirati. Uh, bas sam zlocest u mislima.
    Tu se nalazi i ovaj memorial a prema plitkim reljefima na kamneim gromadama ocigledno je posvecem srpskim vojnicima iz ratova protiv Turaka ili najkasnije iz Prvog rata.

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    Trg....?

    by croisbeauty Updated Nov 10, 2011

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    Jos jedna zgrada burne proslosti, izgradili ju Obrenovici tamo negdje sredinom devetnaestog stoljeca da im bude rezidencija, ali i svim ostalim kraljevima iza njih. Meni se cini, mada nisam siguran, da Petrovici ovdje nikada nisu boravili. Iza Velikog rata nova vlast je ovu zgradu uzela pod svoje. Tu je svojedobno bilo sjediste SIV-a, ako se ne varam. Kasnije je zgrada pripala gradu Beogradu.

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    Spomen park

    by croisbeauty Updated Nov 10, 2011

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    Park zahvalnosti
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    Ako se ne varam ovo je park zahvalnosti Francuzima, samo se vise ne sjecam u povodu cega. Park izgleda uredno i dotjerano ali ja bas nisam pristalica ovako ustogljenih formi, drvo je drvo i nemo's ga sisat' kao da pravis "fudbalerku". Pusti brate park da raste i divlja a sisaj samo travu.

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    Karadjordje

    by croisbeauty Updated Nov 9, 2011

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    Dordje Petrovic - Karadjordje
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    Crni Djordje se popeo na humak pa gleda dolje prema Savi a sablja spremna da sastavi mrskog mu Turcina. Djordje Petrovic bio je vodja Prvog Srpskog ustanka, hrabar covjek koji je Turcima zadavao silnih problema. Mora da je bio silno promucuran ili je imao dobru obavijestavnu sluzbu, kada je uspio izbjeci tursku zamku u kojoj su pobijeni mnogi vazni knezovi. Kasnije se povezao s Austrijancima i imao zapazenu ulogu a ratu Austro-Ugarske protivu Otomanskog carstva.
    Sada æe me netko optuziti za zluradost, ali povijesna cinjenica kaze da ga je izd'o brat Srbin, Milos Obrenovic, izrucivsi ga Turcima nakon sto se covjek vratio iz Rusije.

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    SANU i oko nje

    by croisbeauty Updated Nov 9, 2011

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    Sjecam se zivo kako je Knez Mihajlova nekada izgledala. Nije se tu bog zna sto promijenilo, sve je ostalo isto pa ipak sada drugacije. Kada umijes lice nestanu ti bore i tragovi nocnog kosmara, isto to se dogadja i sa gradom i njegovim zgradama. Ako ih mazis i pazis vratitit ce to s ljepsim izgledom. Ej covjece, tek sada se vidi kakvi konji su bili oni nekadasnji gradonacelnici. Sve raga do rage.

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    Muzej od gvoždja

    by croisbeauty Updated Nov 9, 2011

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    Da se mene pita ja bih ovo sve u staro željezo pa da se pretopi i napravi lijepa balustrada tamo dolje oko Save i Dunava. Zidine prave debelu hladovinu u popodnevnim satima pa il' klupe il' šetnica a ne ove ružne hrpetine u zeleno ogojenog željeza.
    Ako se vec mora onda muzeje ovoga tipa valja sakriti negdje na periferiju grada pa ko voli nek' izvoli.
    Ovo je generalno moj stav o oružju svake vrste, isti komentar bih napisao da se taj muzej nalazi u Zagrebu, Parizu ili New Yorku.

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    Pasic, lija lukava

    by croisbeauty Updated Nov 9, 2011

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    Ostao mi u sjecanju iz povijesti, najjaci lik u sveukupnoj politici Srba. Moš' ga voljeti ili mrziti, svejedno, sve zavisi iz kuta gledanja ali njemu kapa dolje. Bio je mudar, znao je znanje, prefrigan do bola i vrlo zajeban kao protivnik. Naucio je Srbe da se sluze politikom kao sredstvom za postizavanje zadanih ciljeva. Njegov nauk negdje se zagubio jer danasnji srpski politicari, oprostite što se miješam i to komentiram, tek su loši šegrti.

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    Time, gentlemen, please.

    by planxty Updated Jun 21, 2011
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    Prior to visiting Belgrade, I had heard about a fairly lively nightlife, often going on into the not so early hours of the morning. Well, I should have gone a couple of months earlier then! As of mid May 2011 there is a new regulation in place in the central area of the city requiring music bars to stop playing music at midnight and be closed by 0100. A local told me this is being strictly enforced by police with fines being levied on those not complying. There is some talk the regulation may be revoked as it is proving unpopular but, at time of writing, this is the case.

    Obviously, the photo was taken during the day and is purely symbolic of a closed music bar.

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    Rakia Bar

    by iaint Updated Jun 1, 2011
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    I was told this is compulsory. I didn’t argue. Why argue with Keti - asking for trouble.

    So, after a leisurely lunch (slow service) Keti, Maciej, Urszula and I found ourselves sitting at a pavement table about 4pm trying to decipher the rakia menu. Anyway, I had the quince flavoured one.

    Very good, and not what I usually do on a Tuesday afternoon.

    What I haven’t done yet is figured out the difference (if any) between rakia and šljivovica.

    Best of all, I walked back to my hotel quite comfortably.

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    Chillin' out in one of Belgarde Caffes

    by MacedonianUK Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    PLATO is well know place when it comes to chillin' out with your friends!
    Plato is caffe & book shop in one. Great place to meet your friends after hard day shopping.
    Address:
    Akademski Plato 1
    11000 Belgrade
    In the passage off Knez Mihajlova St. & around the corner from the Australian Cultural center.

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    Times change for TanJug

    by shrimp56 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    TanJug was the official state news agency during Tito and through the recent years until the overthrow of the Milosevic regime. In a few days TanJug went from being a tightly controlled state organ to wondering what its role was ... I remember reading the reports from Belgrade as the staff came to terms with their new situation.

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