Belgrade Tourist Traps

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    Serbian Currency

    by wise23girl Written Jun 10, 2011

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    If you plan to travel to Serbia you will not find any where to exchange your money if you are in in Croatia. Not in your hotel...not in a bank nor at an exchange office. None at Gatwick airport in UK either.

    So have a little with you if you plan to cross the border into Sebia. And in Serbia you really need to have some of the local currency.

    Unique Suggestions: You can change money at the Railway in Serbia but watch out they might pass you Macedonian money which is of lesser value. And no doubt at the airport.

    And you will need a lot of money if you are unlucky enough to find a taxi shark!

    Fun Alternatives: Order Serbian money well in advance just to have a little.

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    Blaywatch, the biggest trap of all

    by belgrade03 Updated Sep 21, 2003

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    There is a series of popular caffes and restaurants at the Danube near hotel Jugoslavija. One of the most popular is Blaywatch, certainly one of the largest ones, where many known faces come to be seen. However, Blaywatch is the biggest night life traps of all. First, you need a reservation to enter unless you don't want to get the worst possible table in a dark corner of this two-storey place. Service is pretty bad for the prices they charge, a waiter forgets that you ordered Coke without ice and brings you a glass full of ice. You will have to be patient if you want a waiter to notice your call after a respectable amount of time. As for the prices, I have never been to a more expensive place in Belgrade. All in all, try to avoid this place never mind its popularity!

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    More 1999. photos.

    by KonstantinII Updated Sep 1, 2004

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    You can see Belgrade palace and smoke in background!
    My office is on 17-floor of that building.
    ;o)

    Unique Suggestions: You should visit this site for more photos if these aren't enough...
    www.SRAMOTA.com - SHAME!

    Don't forget!!!

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    Don't catch taxi at main Bus & Rail stations

    by Prasnjavi Updated Apr 8, 2004

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    Unlicensed taxi

    There are so many unlicensed taxi drivers around main bus and railway station trying to wheedle you to use their service. Immediately, when you step out from a train or bus they will surround you and try to "push" you in their car. They don't have price list and they are negotiated with you for a price. And if you accept that, be sure that you will pay more then you used regular one.

    Unique Suggestions: Just walk a little bit far from the station and try to catch some other taxi on the street. Regular taxies have two plates on the roof. One is normal "Taxi" plate and the other one is a number and Belgrade Coat-of-Arm issued by legal institutions.

    Fun Alternatives: Take a local bus or tramway which have stations just in front of the station, or call Taxi services and ask for transport.

    ALO TAXI
    +381.(0)11.53.22.888 or +381.(0)63.252.002
    ALFA TAXI
    +381.(0)11.44.41.113
    BEOTAXI
    +381.(0)11.970, 9801,
    GOLD TAXI
    +381.(0)11.32.91.818
    EKONOMIC TAXI
    +381.(0)11.39.73.327
    ELITTE TAXI
    +381.(0)11.160.072
    ZUTI (YELLOW) ÒAXI
    +381.(0)11.9802
    ZELENI (GREEN) TAXI
    +381.(0)11.32.46.088
    LUX TAXI
    +381.(0)11.32.84.444
    MAXI'S TAXI
    +381.(0)11.581.111
    NAKSI TAXI
    +381.(0)11.157.668
    NBA TAXI
    +381.(0)11.31.85.777
    PALMA TAXI
    +381.(0)11.316-20-20
    PINK TAXI
    +381.(0)11.9803; +381.(0)11.48.89.977, +381.(0)63. 9803
    START TAXI
    +381.(0)11.182.555
    TAXI BELL
    +381.(0)11.9808
    CD PEPSI TAXI
    +381.(0)11.48.82.200
    CUKARICKI TAXI
    +381.(0)11.555.999
    DZOKER (JOKER) TAXI
    +381.(0)11.39.71.174

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    Foreign currencies

    by Prasnjavi Updated Apr 10, 2004

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    Exchange machine

    In the shops, coffee bars and, especially, in the state institutions, the state law forbids paying in a foreign currency. In some shops or coffee bar, they will accept to take Euros but be sure that you will get change in Dinnars. Dollars or some other currencies are not acceptable except in the banks.

    Unique Suggestions: There are exchange offices at, almost, every corner and in every hotel. Also, some banks start to install exchange machines.

    Fun Alternatives: If you are in some shop, first wait to be alone with a seller and then ask to pay in Euro because sellers are very suspicious thinking that you are, maybe, an inspection even if you are speaking in English.

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    No metro!

    by Prasnjavi Updated Apr 10, 2004

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    There is no metro in the Belgrade. Some years ago, they start to make some underground railway. That train has name “Beovoz” and it connects some suburbs with the city. Very modern station was build close to monument of Vuk Karadzic in King Aleksandar’s Boulevard.

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  • Poor, poor animals! - The "Zoo"

    by alexanderas Written Jun 21, 2006

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    Do not go to the zoo!

    Or go to the zoo and tell everybody you know how awful the zoo in Belgrade is. All the animals are poor inside. Especially the lions, tigers, bears and the rino are really regretable!

    After the visit I felt bad, weak and guilty - this was my worst experiance in Belgrade until now, after two years in Belgrad!

    Unique Suggestions: Tell everybody how awful the zoo in Belgrade is.

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    Serbian Language Lesson 1

    by johnsakura Updated Dec 17, 2003

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    belgrade serbia montenegro

    1.
    Marko: good morning. I am Marko Markovic.
    You are...?
    Robert:Robert Ros.
    Marko:Who are you?
    Rita: I am Rita Ros.
    Marko: And you?
    Kora: I am Kora.
    Jim: And I am Jim.

    Unique Suggestions: (click on the image to see in Serbian)

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    The alphabet

    by Prasnjavi Updated Jun 23, 2006

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    Cyrillic-Latin

    The official letter in Serbia and Montenegro is (Serbian) Cyrillic and streets and the most of institutions are marked by it. Maybe, it will make you a problem but try to learn it.
    Officially the Cyrillic alphabet is used, and the Latin alphabet is in use. Both are taught at school.

    Unique Suggestions: In distinction from the most of other languages in the World, our language is based on the rule “write as you speak, speak as it’s written”. The Serbian Cyrillic alphabet has 30 letters - one letter for every sound, which makes it quite unique compared to the other alphabets.
    There are no two, three or, even, four letters for an one sound like in English or French. Also, “A”, “E”, “O”, “J”, “K”, “M” and “T” are same as in English but be careful, when you see “B” it is our “V”, “H” is “N”, “X” is “H”, “P” is “R”, “C” is “S”, “Y” is “U”, and we have some voices that English language doesn’t.

    - Letter No6 is same as Italian pronaunce "GI" (like "GIovanni")
    - Letter No8 is same as French pronaunce "J" (like "Jean")
    - Letter No14 is same as Spanish pronaunce "LL" (like "Castilla")
    - Letter No17 is same as Spanish pronaunce "Ñ" (like "NuÑo")
    - Letter No23 is same as Italian pronaunce "C" (like "CiColina")
    - Letter No28 is same as Englih pronaunce "CH" (like "CHoice")
    - Letter No29 is same as Englih pronaunce "J" or "G" (like "John", "GeorGe")
    - Letter No30 is same as Englih pronaunce "SH" (like "SHop")

    Rest is the same but

    - "A" is always and everywhere "A" (like "Alex),
    - "B" is "B" (like"BomB"),
    - "V" is "V" (like "Victory"),
    - "G" is "G" ("Grand"),
    - "D" is "D" ("DonalD")
    - "E" is "E" ("ElEphant"),
    - "Z" is "Z" (Zero"),
    - "I" is "I" ("IndIana"),
    - "J" is "Y" ("Young", "Youth")
    - "K" is "K" ("KinKy),
    - "L" is "L ("Land"),
    - "M" is "M" ("Mark"),
    - "N" is "N" ("None"),
    - "O" is "O" ("Opera"),
    - "P" is "P" ("PulP"),
    - "R" is "R ("Ronald"),
    - "S" is "S ("Sweet"),
    - "T" is "T" ("Traffic"),
    - "U is "OO" ("spOOn", "cartOOn"),
    - "F" is "F" ("Freez"),
    - "H" is "H" ("Holland"),
    - "C" is "TZ" ("fiTZerald").

    It is not heavy as I wrote and you will have some fun learning it.

    Fun Alternatives: Ask some young people what you interesting for. Almost everyone speaks one of the world languages.

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    If you have a timemachine don't come here in 1999!

    by KonstantinII Updated Sep 1, 2004

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    Belgrade at night 1999.

    Perhaps it looks beautiful, but it's not!
    Words are meaningless here.

    Unique Suggestions: You should visit this site for more photos if these aren't enough...
    www.SRAMOTA.com - SHAME!

    Don't forget!!!

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    More 1999.

    by KonstantinII Updated Sep 1, 2004

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    Government building

    Citizens of Belgrade were like tourists in their own city!

    Unique Suggestions: You should visit this site for more photos if these aren't enough...
    www.SRAMOTA.com - SHAME!

    Don't forget!!!

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    But spirit was there!!!

    by KonstantinII Updated Sep 1, 2004

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    Business center in the back

    Don't imagine it!
    Noone should imagine those things nomore!

    Unique Suggestions: You should visit this site for more photos if these aren't enough...
    www.SRAMOTA.com - SHAME!

    Don't forget!!!

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    TAXI

    by Beograd Written Jan 17, 2007

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    Be careful with Taxi. Some of them might try to rip you off! And never enter a taxi that, beside it's company sign on roof, doesn't have an extra sign with a number and Belgrade symbol. That means that the taxi driver is registered with Taxi Associacion and it is less likely to trick you.

    Unique Suggestions: If you use it and you sence something fishy, take a receipt where it should be written the taxi company that it is with, it's number within the company, relation and price.

    Fun Alternatives: My suggestion is to use public transportation as much as possible. Though you should try to stay away from the rush our. All parts of the city are relativly good connected and once you are in the city, you can go on foot mostly.

    The problem is that Belgrade still doesn't have "day Ticket" or something similar so every time you get on the bus/tram/troll you have to punch in a new ticket that could be bought on the bus or at newspaper stands where they are cheaper.

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    Taxi - From Nicola Tesla Airport to city center

    by tancan Written Oct 5, 2010

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    Beogradski Taxi - 9801

    There are many unlicenced taxis in Belgrade, most of them in the airport. They all will be waiting you to leave the airport building and will surround you as you leave. They will charge over average.

    Unique Suggestions: The best way to eliminate this trap is calling a licenced taxi which is registered to the Taxi Association.

    Fun Alternatives: One of the registered taxi company in Belgrade is Beogradski Taxi and they offer you a 10% discount.
    When you arrive to Belgrade you can call +381 11 9801 to take a Beogradski Taxi.

    You will be asked where you are and where to go by taxi and get the taxi number on the phone. In a minute the taxi will come where you are.

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  • Be careful when you gives your...

    by batto Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Be careful when you gives your camera to unknown person to take picture. You might loose your camera. Change your money always in exchange offices and don't you ever gamble on the street with Gipsies.

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