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belgrade!

semi-overcast 25 °C

ohoh so many things to tell but i try to do shortly :D

so i finished last time in Kotor...
in the train station i met zeljko, he advised me to see the security of the old hostel to see if i can put my tent in the garden, cause campings are very far away. i met them and they offer me to camp on the beach and they will look after me for the night, so kind people in montenegro.
Zeljko will come back to see me after his work, i had a swimm in the wonderful fjord and was dreaming looking at the rock mountains all around, we will speak for a while, the night felt down the fortress running all along the mounrtain to the top and it lightened suddently. he will offer me a niksicko pivo, local beer in a pub around. i really enjoyed this time, even more cause zeljko doesnt have that much time to spend, he is studinyg tourism, its exam period, and he is working both in the train station and in the disco. Just kindness, sort of meetings that lighten a trip!

on morning i left to zabjak, but to get there the bus made a whole turn around montenegro, passing on the coast, between mounts, and up and down, there are not that many tunnels!

i will arrive in the wild north, where villages are mostly farms, sheeps and cows are crossing the street quietly, there are forests canyons... (the tara one is 1.3 km deep!)
my neightboors are always so kind, they point me out all the time, most typical places to see, villages, the ostrog monastery built in the cliff rocks, 900 meters hight above the valley... just amazing.

finally i will arrive in durmitor national parc, and will close the lights early, tomorrow whole day of trekking! but anyway i love those nights under tent, you have to be alone in this small place, listening to the tissu wall dancing and singing with the wind and the rain, listening to all noises around, to really feel like one with nature!
real life is concentrated here, in thoses trees, grass, rivers and wind. i cannot feel alone in such an athmosphere, just well. And i have my earth boat, my tent, one day here one day over there. i get atached to this kind of living.

so on morning i left early, and after a turn around the black lake, which reflect the mounts around in his icy water, i start climbing, climbing... some hours later i reached the top of a mountain, but i get disappointed cause a cloud decided to tickle himself on the top of my mountain, everything isso foggy, i cannot see anything around YY
but athmosphere was really unique, everything looked like an illusion: the lights seamed to get out of the trees and the rocks! its like in a dream, in heaven, i feel flying!
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i go up to the next summit but the snow covered my way, i had to turn back atmore than 2400 km high YY anyway i heard thethunder, and i will never have the time to get down without beeing wet to the bones YY
i will stop in a restaurant to eat a real, dark and creamy hot chocolate (texture=liegeois). and as te rain didnt stop, i decided to leave to beograd (belgrade), in the afternoon.

i passed the serbian border on evening, got a new stamp, and met just after alexander, dentist in belgrade crazy about motocycling, he really wanted me to enjoy belgrade as he do, so he advise me some places to see, make me try the typical serbian cakes (plazma: sebians grew up with this, like "petit beurre" in france). we will speak some hours and arrive at 11.30pm, he will help me to find my way.

on morning i will do something very stupid, wanted to do a big laundry but i will wash everything... no more pants YY, i will have to wear one totally wet, waiting of drying a bit, i will meet christophe, a french guy travelling around ex yougoslavia, and patrick, from new zealand, he came back 2 weeks ago from a 2400km motocycle ride in eastern europe, in 9 days, and couldnt decide to leave the amazing belgrade he like so much.
the three of us will go to the train station, i will buy a balkan pass to be more flexible with trains, and then patrick offer me to make me visit the city, i accepted for sure!
we will have a really cool day walking around the crowded streets of belgrade, its like if nobody works here!, at the sebian way of life: wlaking, cafe, walking, lunch...
i really felt in love with the city, so full of contrats, modern people or buildings are totally mixed with former on and destroyed by the war. The rests of fights are still here, but when i saw childrens playing on the old canons and chars i tell me that life continue, as if nothing happened.
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belgrade, where beer is cheaper than water, where you can eat popcorn everywhere in the streets, where you can buy the fist blue fanta i have ever seen, where you can play tennis and basketball just at the feet of the fortress (which is more a place to relax than an historical site)...
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strange capital, so quiet and so alive at the same time.
we will eat after in the ? restaurant (called like this cause the owner had a conflict with the church near wh refused to call it the cathedral tavern). trying special meals of the country (breeded cheese, beens, burek (pie with cheese), grilled meet kebap, mushrooms...). i will take a look at the biggest orthodox church of the world, quite impressive, but not very beautiful in my opinion.
im in the hostel now, drinking strawberry tea and talking with christophe and the receptionist, who left to syria for a while and who showed us amazing pictures. relaxing athmosphere!
tonight i will take a night train to bulgaria.

thats a sickness i guess i just want to o further further... what is more amazing that a street which continue straight to horizons you cannot see yet. but earth is round, and til where is that further, is there an end to travel?

Posted by hanso 09:28 Archived in Serbia

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