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History Museum of Serbia – It’s all about the First World War

History Museum of Serbia – It’s all about the First World War I was lucky enough to be in Belgrade in the summer of 2014 so it was hardly surprising that Serbia, which after the assassination of Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo was basically where the First World War kicked off. This superb exhibition offered a detailed description of the First World War and the part played by Serbia. Unfortunately the exhibition ends on January...
Aug
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Nikola Tesla – A man dedicated to science!

Nikola Tesla – A man dedicated to science! Nikola Tesla, along with Novak Djokovic are probably the two most famous people to emerge from Serbia, but at this point Tesla has the upper hand with the international airport of Belgrade named after him. Even if like me you are almost a complete zero when it comes to science a visit to his museum is an absolute must. In fact I even came away with a little knowledge...
Aug
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Free walking tour Belgrade – Great!

Free walking tour Belgrade – Great! I have been on free walking tours in plenty of cities and Belgrade’s is up there with the best. The tour takes place everyday at 11am and you need to turn up behind the statue on Republic Sq  a few minutes before the start. Our guide was Jovana who was not only knowledgeable but very entertaining and not just because of the free shot of Serbia’s national...
Aug
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National Museum of Serbia, Promised much, produced little.

National Museum of Serbia, Promised much, produced little. I am definitely one of those nerds that checks out as many museums as I can when I travel and my first stop is usually the national museum of that country. On paper it looked like the National Museum of Serbia had plenty of to offer. Firstly its the largest and oldest museum in Serbia and in the former Yugoslavia, established in 1844. Since its inception the number of...
Jun
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Transportation links – Cuba

Transportation links – Cuba National Airline Air Cubana _ click here There is no service from the airport to the center of town. It is advisable to book with your accommodation for a taxi to pick you up. The usual price is 25 cuk which is about 25 Euros. There is a currency exchange just outside the exit. The taxi drivers are used to waiting for you. Take into account the line moves very slowly. ...
Jun
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I stayed at the Hostal D’Soto in Havana – sight and sound Casa

I stayed at the Hostal D’Soto in Havana – sight and sound Casa I stayed in no less than four casa’s in Cuba and Hostal d’Soto was my first experience. It did not disappoint. In fact my experience with this casa started long before I arrived. The owner Alejandro confirmed my booking three months in advance and was a constant source of useful information, replying patiently and promptly to every question I had and believe me I had...
Jun
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Cuban Music

Cuban Music You don’t have to go or look far to find music in Cuba. The island thrives on it. I recorded this short piece at the carnival museum in Santiago de Cuba where i was lucky enough to come across this performance – click here
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