Every Coordination Meeting is a story for itself. The combination of people from all over the Europe, working hard and having fun even harder, is the key to a good travelling experience.
Budapest was the place where we met. Arriving to the train station, we already realized that this city is more beautiful and more alive than we could ever imagine. Our kind Hungarian hosts welcomed us with in a cosy bar in the center with their traditional drink Palinka. It is kind of like our Serbian Rakija, so it felt like home. We spent the evening getting to know each other, talking and relaxing from the journey.
It’s one day before the event, and you are the only person from your delegation to attend it. To make matters worse, you find out that all the trains have been canceled due to Alpine weather, and you have to find an alternative to reach the destination. Of course, you can always bail out and cancel after deadline. But here is a story of why you shouldn’t.
The Palace of Serbia (Serbian: Палата Србије / Palata Srbije) is a governmental building located in Novi Beograd, Serbia.
It was the former seat of the Federal Executive Council (Government) of Yugoslavia and was previously known as the Federation Palace(Palata Federacije) and, informally, SIV 1 (“Savezno izvršno veće”) Federal Executive Council.
Gardoš is an urban neighborhood of Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. It is located in Belgrade’s municipality of Zemun. On the slopes of the hill of the same name, with its tower and preserved old architecture, Gardoš is the major historical landmark of Zemun.
Avala is a mountain in Serbia, overlooking Belgrade. It stands at 511 metres, which means it enters the mountain category just by 11 meters.The entire area of the mountain belongs to the Belgrade City area, majority of it being in the municipality of Voždovac.
Hm? What can I tell you about my neighborhood!?
Well first of all it’s in the new part of Belgrade – New Belgrade.
New Belgrade is consisted of many parts so called ‘blocks’ and those blocks have their number. There are 72 blocks, and, for example, I live in the block 62. Blocks, or in Serbian “blokovi”, are plural name for a group of urban neighborhoods.
A lot of people that live in the old part of Belgrade can’t really navigate in New Belgrade. Why is that? New Belgrade is a planned part of the city, so all of the buildings in each block look pretty much the same.
A picture can tell more than a thousand words, right?
Skadarlija is one of the most famours streets in Belgrade and it is 590 meters long. It is located in the strictest center of town.
Many famoust actors lived there due to the proximity of the National Theatre during the late 19th and early 20th century. With actors, of course, came the other artists, poets, writers, painters. It is know that actors don’t eat before the play, but after the play it was usual to come in Skadarlija, where they can relax and also eat and drink. The best-known o kafanas were Tri šešira (“Three Hats”), Dva jelena (“Two Deer”), Zlatni bokal (“The Golden Chalice”). They were build in the early 20th century and they are surviving even today. Regular guests were artists who entered the history of Serbian culture: Djura Jaksic, Dobrica Milutinovic … Continue reading
As a protector , above the center of Zemun is the Gardos hill on which slopes is the tower of Sibinjanin Janko, known as the Millennium Tower or just Gardos Tower. The construction of the tower was completed 5th of August 1896th .
Gardos is one of three mountains (the other two are Ćukovac and Calvary), where the historical core of Zemun was built. Gardos rises above the right coast of the Danube and is a natural vantage point from which you can see Zemun, New Belgrade, Old Town, as well as places on the left coast of the Danube.
The quarry remained operational during Ottoman period, thus giving the name to the entire location (Turkish taş, stone and meydan, square), though it was also used for the extraction of saltpeter, which was used in the gunpowder production.