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A long walk in Novi Beograd and Zemun

This Sunday, N. was my company during a long walk in Novi Beograd and Zemun.

”Nice sixties architecture!” said I, when I saw Palata Srbija.
”Terrible!” said N.
Still we had a great time together. Here in Serbia, you see my Swedish friends, it’s ok to disagree and still be friends. Actually, here people become curious and engaged—not embarrassed and confused—when they have different opinions.

Classy Tito era architecture puts a smile on my face.

Classy Tito era architecture puts a smile on my face. N. prefers traditional style.

We walked on, saw the peculiar ghost ships on the bank of Danube, the summer fresh greenery and the strolling families while talking about all things Serbian. Our turning point was the Gardoš Tower on the top of a hill in Zemun.

During history, Zemun has been an outpost of the Habsburg empire. Here, the shelling of Belgrade started on July 28 1914.

During history, Zemun has been an outpost of the Habsburg empire. Here, the shelling of Belgrade started on July 28 1914.

The Serbian speciality of the day was a Balkan crêpe – a palačinka from Palacinkarnica Pinokio. Another demonstration of Serbia as the number one streetfood country in Europe.