Happy Monday!! I hope the new year has been treating you well! I am currently joggling between my kick boxing/ hot yoga classes and the office. I mean after all the traveling, eating, and drinking, it’s time to get back to the routine. The past couple of weeks had been hectic. As I haven’t been sticking to my part of responsibility of updating this amazing blog, I want to thank our co-founder Titinia for her consistency!!! But many of you may have already known that beside all the traveling and food crawling I do, I have a start-up business that takes up most of my time when I’m not doing those 2 things. Luckily my mom was able to help me out with the operation of my business when I was away last Christmas.
My fiancé (then boyfriend) and I planned a trip to visit his family in Serbia for our winter vacation. We started our trip in Vienna. We spent 2 nights in Vienna then we took a train to Budapest, and drove from Budapest to his hometown in Serbia that’s 2.5 hours away. The train system isn’t the best in Serbia, people usually drive from one place to another, or take buses. In our case, my father-in-law graciously offered to drive us to Belgrade. It wasn’t too cold when we arrived in Belgrade. We were able to do some sightseeing without experiencing the freezing wind and snow that we later encountered. We first visited the impressive Belgrade Fortress and had an enjoyable walk through Kalemegdan Park. The incredible views of the city and the two rivers, Sava and Danube, can be seen clearly from where the fortress situates.
The Belgrade Fortress
We took a walk from Kalemegdan to the city center, where all the outdoor cafes, restaurants, and shops were to have a coffee break. We really enjoyed our walk around the city. The café mocha I had in the cafe was one of the best I’ve ever had!
The National Assembly
We had an amazing dinner at this eccentric Italian/Serbia restaurant called Lorenzo & Kakalamba. The interior decoration of the restaurant is CRAZY but in an interesting way…you have to go there and experience it yourself. The front entrance was a little bit hard to find because it’s off the main street of its address. FOOD TIME! I had my favorite Serbian dish- Cevapi as my main course, and my fiancé had grilled flavored chicken with pasta, both were really excellent choices! The service was fast, friendly and professional. Our waitress spoke good English and recommended us great local wine. Overall it was a pleasing and fulfilling ending to our first day in Belgrade.
Lorenzo & Kakalamba
We stayed at this chic and modern hotel called Hotel 88, it’s only 10 mins walk from the city center. The interior decor was clean and trendy. Our room was spacious, and the bed was comfortable.
Hotel 88- Lobby
I hope you enjoy my post. Part 2 will be out soon!!
Have an amazing week guys!