Well that escalated quickly…

Things I don’t like: 

  • Driving ten hours to get from one place to another

Things I love:

  • Belgrade
  • Belgrade
  • Belgrade

This place is crazy, and nothing like what I expected. Once in a while you come to a place with little or no expectations only to be kicked in the head with amazingness. Got into Belgrade last night too late to see or do anything, but woke up and tried to make up for the boring travel day yesterday. It started with walking around the old fort here and the military museum. It was standard fare military stuff and a bit of rah-rah, but they did have a crazy number of tanks laying around. I could drive a tanklet around. They’re fairly practical (you’d understand if you had ever seen New Mexican drivers) and seem fun. Here are the fort and museum pictures:

But can I get one in candy apple red?

Gavrilo Princip. You may remember him, he started a world war.

 

How many bronzed college cheerleaders have you seen?

Alan Turing’s toy

Tito

After the fort and the museum it was off to a three hour communist walking tour about the history of Jugoslavia and Serbia. It went through all the conflicts and economic history as well. It started with a trip to Tito’s mausoleum and the history of Tito. Interesting guy and credit to the guy for holding it together for so long.

Tito’s desk makes Donald Trump jealous

Where’s the transparency?

Most everything in Belgrade has been repaired since the NATO bombing campaign, but there are some building still around. 

As you can probably tell from reading this update, I’m exhausted from walking around for twelve miles today. There are so many things to see that it’s hard to cram in to such a short time. Meanwhile, some random pics:

Orthodox Church

Serbian Parliament building

In Soviet Russia… Horse rides you. Or so the joke would go. Honestly, I have no idea why this is the statue in from of parliament, but it’s stupid funny for so many reasons. Why is the man naked? Why is the horse anatomically correct? Please comment to explain what is happening here, because I don’t get it.

Even Belgrade in not immune from the hipster invasion. The corporate, selling you waffles and ice cream invasion.

I’m going to sleep… 

*Drops the mic*

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3 Responses to “Well that escalated quickly…”

  1. Cara Says:

    Loving the blog posts! Glad you’re having a nice trip! And more pictures of people I know please!

  2. Hilde Says:

    Hela Ryan, zit jij weer in Europa? Kom je niet even langs in België binnenkort??? Zou leuk zijn je eindelijk weer eens te zien! x Hilde

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