Saturday, July 30, 2011

A few days ago after finishing my work I was sitting in front of the cafe with Dejan the manager, when a casually dressed man walked by, he looked familiar. After he had passed I looked at Dejan and he said yes that was Vojislav Kostunica former President of Yugoslavia, it seems he lives nearby. He is still the leader of a political party here, but as he walked by he didn't look like a VIP.

While I was living in New York Squirells were ever present, they were like a plague in the city. I have been here in Belgrade for almost 2 months now and I have not seen even one.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

One of the guys I work with in the cafe also works with a small theater group and last night I went to see a performance of a play called, Pagan Phantasma or The secret of Betrayal. It is basically about Judas's betrayal of Christ, but in a very modern interpretation. It was quite interesting, most of it was in English. It rained on my way to town and it got quite cooler as a result.

This morning I went for a run in the park near where I live and followed the path by the river all the way to the bridge that I cross everyday on the way to work.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

This past weekend I went with a few friends to Slovenia. After about a 5 1/2 hour drive we stopped at a friends house in Bled and had lunch then we continued on to Planica, where we were going to spend the night at the Olympic sports center there, On Sunday some of the group went up Triglav mountain. I actually spent the day visiting Lakes Bled and Bohin. We all got back together in the early evening and drove back to Belgrade, arriving at around 1:30 on Monday morning. After a sleepy day at work and an afternoon run, I met up with some other friends and drove 2 hours south to Nish were I watched and listened to some old friends give a concert and arrived once again back in Belgrade at 12:45 am, tired but having fun.