Anonymous asked: Zdravo :) just wanted to know your opinion on Republika Srpska.. And Why does it always seem that serbs in Srbija look down on serbs from RS and Krajina?
We LOVE Republika Srpska and Krajina. We are all Serbs, the same people. So, we really don’t know why that is. It probably has to do with the fact that all humans by nature like what is their own. People from different cities are - believe it or not - a part of different cultures. Even if they are of the same ethnicity, they might have different traditions, behaviours, accents, and even words that they use in their cities/towns, and we guess that there is some nationalism that goes along with that. We think that Serbs in RS and Krajina should NOT be looked down. They live in some beautiful places and have the opportunity to spread Serbian culture a little bit farther away from Serbia :)
I just want to grab some friends and sing the words to “Djurdjevdan” right now. #NotASerbianProb
Anonymous asked: hello there! I actually plan to visit Serbia this summer. I have a flight to Belgrade, thus two questions: is there a good connection between city center and the airport (is it pricy? is it far) and also where best to stay in Belgrade? I mean in which district? I want it to be a district that won't leave me financially ruined, but on the other hand well connected to the city center and safe. Oh, and I'm not really into the hostel thing. Or maybe you can recommend any hotel or something? THANKS!
Oh, beautiful! You’ll love Belgrade.
We travelled to Belgrade last summer, and to answer your two questions, it takes about 15 to get to Belgrade’s centre from Nikola Tesla airport using a highway. It shouldn’t be too pricy (around 15$), ESPECIALLY if you’re coming from the West (Canada, USA), which we assume you are. As for where to stay, there are so many hotels in Belgrade. We’ll tell you about a few. Don’t worry about safety in Belgrade. Contrary to popular belief, it’s an old city with a young heart full of honest and friendly people. But, as in any European city, be responsible with your expensive belongings (there are people in any city who can steal things), and you’ll be fine.
The Best Western Hotel M or Hotel Mladost (translated into English this means Youth Hotel) is a decently-priced 4-star hotel. There, you can easily get one room with a queen bed for between 75-90 euros a night. Click here for their website. According to Google maps, it’s about 8.7 km from the city centre (15-17 minutes away).
Another 4-star is the Hotel Nevski, which is in the heart of the city. A walk or a VERY short drive will take you to some of Belgrade’s most well-known areas (i.e., Skadarlija street, Knez Mihajlova street, Kalemegdan, which you MUST visit, etc.). A standard room for one person will cost you 70 euros, and you can visit their website here to see that even a junior suite for two people will only cost you around 130 euros a night.
If you want to splurge a bit, the Hyatt Regency Belgrade (click here) is the right place for you. It’s a five-star that’s about 10 minutes away from the city centre. Do expect, however, that these prices may be a bit high (since we don’t know what you find expensive, we’ve also included it as an option here). The Hyatt is about as expensive as you can get in Belgrade.
Located right in the cobbled streets of Skadarlija is “Le Petit Piaf”. You need to contact the hotel for prices and availability, but it’s an adorable spot very close to Belgrade’s heart.
Another 4-star is the Balkan hotel, which offers room rates up to and around 100 euros. Check out their website here.
There are truly many more (i.e., Hotel Srbija), and they are all for the most part decently-priced. You can do some more research yourself, but hopefully these will help you start your search for the hotel that fits best for you. It would be ideal if you could find a hotel close to the centre, regardless of price, so that you don’t need to spend much day-to-day on travel.
Now you’ve made us so homesick :( Hahahah we wish we were going this year!