A Guide to ‘Splavovi,’ Belgrade’s Booming Nightlife Scene

In Serbia’s capital, nightlife is a lifestyle by Paul Rubio Belgrade is still partying like it’s 1999—literally. Then, the capital of a war-torn, economically downtrodden Yugoslavia faced an uncertain future, and residents sought refuge in a rather unlikely place: the dance floor. In a case of life imitating song, the Serbian party scene climaxed in … Continue reading A Guide to ‘Splavovi,’ Belgrade’s Booming Nightlife Scene

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10 Places You Must Visit in Serbia

My wife and I decided to take a three-week road trip covering Serbia and Bosnia & Herzegovina. We based ourselves out of Belgrade; the capital, Nis; the birthplace of Constantine the Great and Novi Sad; one of the prettiest cities in the region. Each day, we either stayed to explore or took day trips to nearby ancient … Continue reading 10 Places You Must Visit in Serbia

Top 10 Sites to See in Serbia

Serbia, on the crossroads of European history, includes the remains of several empires: Romans, Byzantine, Ottoman, Turkish, Austro-Hungarian to name a few.  The result is a layering of historical finds intermingled with a strong Serbian cultural identity. I have to admit that as a Westerner, I had little knowledge of Serbia except the images from … Continue reading Top 10 Sites to See in Serbia

Serbia – Long Weekend: Belgrade

  The cliches state that in Belgrade you will eat royally well and end up on a riverboat dancing to Turbo Folk amongst the impossibly tall and good-looking Serbian people. Sometimes it’s nice to discover the stereotypes are true… Beograd, the “White City,” is the capital of east-west-Grecian-Balkan culture. If you think… Beograd, the “White City,” … Continue reading Serbia – Long Weekend: Belgrade

Serbian villages – hidden treasury of Serbia

  You need some time away from the hustle and bustle of the city, from all the noise and pollution? You long for a place where such things are unimaginable? Where people enjoy the company of nature and other people, and not phones and the Internet? Where your first neighbors will be fragrant flowers and … Continue reading Serbian villages – hidden treasury of Serbia