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Views over the Danube from Kalemegdan Citadel
Fish Tales from Belgrade

September 8th 2016
<em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;">Day 229 Saturday 3rd September 2016 – Budapest to Belgrade No great rush today as we didn’t need to leave the hotel till 10.30, and we were able to have breakfast, pack and even watch some TV before leaving. As we were getting ready there was this sudden crescendo of classical music and we suddenly thought that our li ... read more
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10th September 2016

Borders and complex histories
I so dislike borders (like duh, I'm a traveler). How lovely that you could just stay on the train while being stamped out of Hungary and into Serbia. What a contrast to the razor wire (or border walls) keeping out suffering refugees/immigrants/travelers in so many countries and really, out of the park where you might have had a nice walk on the earth. Being a bit of a history buff, I visited Bosnia, Croatia, and Montenegro, but not Serbia because they had committed so many atrocities in the last war. But then, I met a lovely Serb and read of the long history of atrocities on both sides and realized it's so complex. Bummed that I may not have wifi in Bolivia as you may be entering some of my fave countries (aren't they all?). Best wishes on your journey--I'll catch up later!
10th September 2016

Borders and complex histories
The history in this corner of the world is so complex it gives me a headache. And you are perfectly correct in the recent past of Serbia, we are just hoping they can redeem themselves. WiFi or lack off is my number one hate when travelling, have a great safe time in Bolivia.

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