Here we go again, this time we continue with some even more offbeat things to do in Belgrade than the first time, before we reach the next couple of installments with final sets of tips for tourists, expatriots, foreigners, but also for the locals in Belgrade.
Ice skating is big in Belgrade when the cold days come – there are several locations around the city to show your skills if you happen to find yourself in Belgrade in wintertime.
Cab rides – engage in a conversation with the cabbie about politics, life, universe and everything else, because they know all about it. If the conversation turns out ok, tip the driver. If not, try not to get ripped off. Most cab drivers like to talk with the customers, or to be more specific, they just like to talk. Good thing is that you can find out about various things known only to the taxi drivers of the world – global and local economy, where’s the good food, where’s the best place to drink, which cafes are open 24 hours, which politician is sleeping around, and useful things like that.
Flirt with a Belgrade girl or guy (see the comment from Anonymous Manslut on some tips for the girls concerning Serbian girls). Or just observe from distance.
If lost in the city center, ask one of the police officers for directions. They need to practice their foreign language skills and you need to practice your Serbian.
Have a smoke in the smokers’ section – in a local hospital building. With most of the neighbor countries starting to think about banning smoking in public places, Serbia remains as an nicotine-filled island of joy for many smokers.
Visit Etnological museum in Vasina street across the street from the Belgrade University and try to discover what kept Jean Paul Gottier there for three hours, forgetting the fact he’s obviously insane.
Visit Vincha, an archaeological find near Belgrade. Some say the Vinca culture developed the earliest form of writing system, while others believe it’s just a bunch of jibberish in clay. Decide for yourself who’s wrong.
Go to a nearby green market and buy some tasty fruit from a local farmer.
Gradic Pejton – the symbol of Belgrade citizens’ struggle against the New World Order, and a home to many craftsmen shops.
At the beginning of the Visnjiceva Street, take a peak at the mystic Dervish “turbe” , a souvenir from the Ottoman ages.
Go check and fix your teeth for a fraction of a price in Western Europe – dental tourism is having it’s golden age in Belgrade.
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