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COMFY & CLASSY

Late October in Belgrade can be tricky, but upcoming weather forecast brings mild sunny days and chilly evenings.

The average daily temperature will be around 18°C and minimum morning/evening temperature up to 8℃.

We recommend wearing layers of cloth, jacket and waterproof shoes as optimal combination for comfort stay in this vibrant, cosmopolitan city.

Make sure to pack sneakers or other comfy shoes for exploring river sights and secrets of Belgrade underground during this Reunion mission.

Evening out can be a bit chilly regardless of Cabaret excitements.

We recommend smart casual as best dress code if you wish to dance the night away.

 

THE TASTE OF RAKIJA

Balkan states, despite their national pride, can’t deny that they all have rakija in common.

A fruit brandy, rakija can be made from quince, pear, apricot, or peaches.
The Serbian national version, the most intense, is Šljivovica, made from the Damson plums that grow in abundance throughout the country (there is even a village called Šljivovica in Western Serbia).

 ‘Real’ rakija is made from pure fruit, with no added sugar, and is double distilled—many Serbs make their own, swearing by its health benefits and drinking a small glass, alongside a coffee and sweetened fruits, for breakfast.

AROUND THE BLOCK

Belgrade’s been around the block. Belgrade is seriously old, and it’s seen a few things.

Belgrade is the largest city in Serbia and its capital, but the “white city” has taken many forms since the beginnings of its settlement between 50,000 and 20,000 years ago.
Thanks to its strategic location at the confluence of the Saba and Danube rivers, and intersection of Western and Oriental Europe, Belgrade has been fought over in 115 wars and razed to the ground 44 times, including by Attila the Hun, who had his way with the area in A.D. 442.

In 1521 Belgrade was conquered by the Ottomans, and there followed a period of tug-of war between the Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian Empires, who took turns destroying the city, each leaving behind a cosmopolitan legacy. 


It has a split personality. Bisected by the Sava river, Belgrade is a town of two halves: the old and the new.

New Belgrade was constructed during the socialist era and the grid of blocks retains its Soviet feel.
Different again, on the same side of the Sava as New Belgrade is Zemun, which used to be a separate city to Belgrade.
While Belgrade proper was under Ottoman rule, Zemun was an Austro-Hungarian outpost.
Now days Zemun is officially part of the city of Belgrade but climbing to the top of Gardoš hill or a seafood lunch at a kafana along the banks of the Danube still feels like a mini-break from the main metropolis.

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