This blog mainly concentrates on providing information that will help in living or travelling in Malaysia. However, I do blog a little about trips abroad. On my recent trip to the Balkans I’ll do a series of short blogs providing one anecdote per country, and then a few assorted photos of the country unrelated to the anecdote.
When you catch the train in to Belgrade from the direction of Bucharest the train terminates at Dunov Station. This I knew. But what I didn’t know was that there is no information, no ATMs, no shops, nowhere to buy a SIM – nothing. And our loose-knit band of travellers who’d met on the train dispersed in different directions trying to solve these problems. About five minutes walk away was a bank, and I got some cash. Being Sunday, most shops were closed, and in the shops I found open I didn’t have any luck getting a SIM. My map app doesn’t need a SIM, however, so I just walked in the direction of the main station, hoping at some stage to eat, and then catch a train.
I was tired of walking, but I didn’t understand the bus system and no one spoke English. I was hungry and thirsty. I had no Internet access. A bathroom break would also be nice. Virtually everything was closed. And suddenly all my dreams (well, almost) came true. On my right I passed a particularly attractive looking street, and decided to investigate.
Further down, this street was packed with attractive looking restaurants with delicious looking food. The sun came out and it was warm.
A nice meal, a beer, some WiFi browsing later I was fortified and on my way to the station with a spring in my step. A short wait at the station at a platform cafe and a train departed for my destination of Novi Sad. It all worked out really well.
SOME PHOTOS OF BUCHAREST AND SERBIA