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Pretty great idea, nice packaging and good hand-crafted chocolate to boot—made by Adoré a Serbian artisanal chocolate maker. I picked up the sour cherry, dark chocolate flavour in Belgrade’s Rakia shop. I just wish the map was a little bigger/more usable. Wouldn’t that be the perfect introduction to a new city? A great map and [...]
We sure had our share of beers on our tour of the Ex-Yu and while we’re no experts on the stuff, we are pretty qualified at having a good time & stuffing our faces, so here goes our list:
1. Lav (lion): Produced by Carlsberg Srbija in the village of Celarevo, Lav is the official beer of the Serbian football (soccer) team. This light pilsner is a crowd pleaser…
My cousin sent me a link to this incredible photo series. It stopped me in my tracks.
Concrete spaceships? Nope. These are abandoned Communist monuments scattered all over the territory of former Yugoslavia, photographed by Dutch artist Jan Kempenaers for his series “Spomenik” (monument).
If you don’t want to break any international laws and bring back delicious cheese products from Serbia
(yep, I’m talking ‘kajmak’ here), then here’s a list of more customs-friendly souvenirs:
a. A sterling silver copy of an old Byzantine ring, Ethnographic Museum shop
c. “Lexicon of Yu Mythology” book, but since it hasn’t yet been translated to English you may need #3 first “Teach Yourself Serbian” guide
c. “Licidersko Srce” traditional souvenir
d. Well-designed and hilarious items from Beogradski Izlog (Belgrade Window) shop. Ask me if you want to know the inside jokes behind these particular items