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BBC Travel’s Article: Serbia’s seductive charms

January 23rd, 2013 by admin

A new slideshow article about Serbia by Tamara Sheward has been published on BBC Travel. Titled “Serbia’s seductive charms” the slideshow contains images of some specific images of Serbia, such as the Guča festival, Belgrade nightlife, the ski resort of Kopaonik as well as some not so widely known places such as Mokra Gora, Vrnjačka Banja, FruÅ¡ka Gora and Novi Pazar.

The article describes the Guča festival as the wildest music festival on Earth and mentions an interesting comment made by the jazz trumpeter Miles Davis, who reeled: “I didn’t know you could play trumpet that way”.

The slide on Belgrade comments on the wild nightlife and displays a gig on a Danube raft featuring the local gypsy band Amaro Del.

The beautiful mountain resort of Kopaonik is mentioned as being 3 times cheaper than the French resorts. This may not be a fact, but it is true that you will have a great time on this mountain, it has great ski slopes, great nightlife (all those Belgrade party boys and girls have to enjoy the nights here too!).

There’s much more in the article, so go over and enjoy.

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Belgrade City Break Article by the Daily Mail

November 11th, 2012 by admin

In its yesterdays article Making the Belgrade: Serenaded by Serbia with folk songs, Roman ruins the Daily Mail says about Belgrade:

Serbia has a lot to offer the adventurous tourist. Its energetic capital, Belgrade, caters to all kinds of visitor, from history buffs who want to explore its vast archaeological history, to committed party animals. and also It is staggeringly good value for money, too, particularly when it comes to food and drink. A pint of beer costs about £1 and it is possible to eat a decent meal out for not much more than a fiver.

The article also talks about some tourist attractions of the city of Niš, the third largest city in Serbia.

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BBC Travel Article about the Guča Festival

October 6th, 2012 by admin

BBC Travel has posted an interesting article about the Guča festival.

Welcome to the Guca Trumpet Festival, Serbia’s premier celebration of the Balkan brass band, known here as an orkestar. It’s a place where the music is never-ending, the trumpet rules over all, and where anything that moves – from hundreds of stricken looking pigs to an entire buffalo – is liable to end up roasted on a spit. Brass band music is the Balkans’ pop, and Serbia’s national pride and joy. The top players are bigger names than Mick Jagger and Lady Gaga here, and Guca is the best place to see them.

The article nicely pictures the atmosphere of the festival and provides a nice insight into the lives of some of the best brass musicians in the region, Boban and Marko Marković.

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48 Hours In Belgrade

July 21st, 2010 by ivan

Mick Webb of the Independent presents a great article on Belgrade with suggested routes to cover in 2 days supplemented with practical advices on where to eat, have a few drinks and enjoy your stay in the city.

Here’s he’s say on why to visit Belgrade now:

Linked for the first time by low-cost flights from the UK this summer, Belgrade is full of surprises – from the number of al fresco cafés and restaurants with outdoor terraces, to the high-energy nightlife provided by boat-based clubs that line the banks of the rivers Sava and Danube.

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Daily Telegraph’s article about Belgrade

July 18th, 2010 by ivan

Yesterday’s Daily Telegraph features an article titled “Greetings from Belgrade as low-cost flight route opens” by Adrian Bridge who was guided around Belgrade by our Belgrade Greeters.

The article is short but with good observations about Belgrade’s architecture, people and the night life.

In recent years the city’s youth have made a name for themselves for partying. Much is made here of the declaration in Lonely Planet’s guide to “1000 Ultimate Experiences” that “Belgrade rocks” and is now one of the best places to party on the planet – and the throngs of beautiful young people and the all-night hum from barges on the Sava and the Danube testify to it.

The article concludes with “I have been pleasantly surprised; Belgrade has been quite an eye-opener.

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The Observer: The Serbian capital is welcoming, exciting and diverse

December 14th, 2009 by ivan

Forget the images of the war-torn 90s: today’s Belgrade is welcoming, exciting and diverse. Spend a few days here and you’ll promise never to believe the stereotypes again.

A nice article about Belgrade was published in yesterday’s issue of The Observer. Written by BBC’s Balkans correspondent Mark Lowen, the article is filled with suggestions of where to stay, places to visit, walking routes to take, where to eat like a local.

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