Mornings in Belgrade: 7 things you can expect

Mornings in Belgrade: 7 things you can expect

1. People rushing to work and crowded buses, trams and trolleybuses. Skip public transportation if you can. Walk. The mystery no one can solve in Belgrade is: Where do all the all 75+ people go early in the morning? Why don't they sleep? Do they have some seriously important business they have to finish from 7 to 9 AM, during the worst traffic hour in Belgrade, that can't be finished when there's no crowd in public transportation? Probably we'll never know the answer to this puzzle.   2. Freshly baked pastry aroma coming out of the bakeries. Burek, fresh and soft rolls, pretzels, croissants, many different sorts of bread, because here we like eating a lot of bread and any kinds of dough. While in Belgrade you surely won't miss your breakfast. So Belgrade will make you even healthier, right? :) We recommend you try a simple breakfast: pretzel with a cup of yogurt! The combination of softness and sweetness of a pretzel spattered...
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3 Reasons Why You Should Visit Nikola Tesla Museum

3 Reasons Why You Should Visit Nikola Tesla Museum

Nikola Tesla was born in 1856 in a small village named Smiljan. Since his childhood, he expressed great interest in science and, despite some opposition by his parents, he enrolled studies in Graz, where he studied all day long (except only 4 hours he used to spend sleeping). He traveled through Europe, he also studied in Prague, he worked in Maribor, Budapest, Paris, and Strasbourg, and in 1884 he went overseas, to the United States, where he, with short breaks, remained his entire life and accomplished things so revolutionary and futuristic that, even today, we can't understand the complete range of his greatness. Writing about his inventions here would be totally inappropriate, not just because we would need like a year for that, but also because there is this beautiful and a humoristic comic story about Tesla which made a lot of people explore Tesla's work and life: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/tesla. We'll just stick to that that Tesla is probably the greatest...
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Reviewing Balkan brunch

Reviewing Balkan brunch

Reviewing Balkan Brunch Last Friday Serb in Dubai was invited to be a part of a tasty event called Balkan Brunch. Since Serb in Dubai is a huge fan of domestic food and atmosphere, it wasn't so hard to convince him on this step. The event started at 3 Pm and from the beginning it was obvious that organizers of this event took care of everything. Opposite of other restaurants, Balkan brunch accept families with the kids and guess what? They have a free entrance. It was lovely to see youngsters enjoying various food from a Balkan kitchen. Speaking of the food, hosts of this event brought chefs from our region so the taste was so delicious like my grandmother made it. There was also a vegetarian section. It is necessary to mention that there was a live performance where singer made us feel like in Kafana. Funnily enough, hosts took care even about the table covers and checkered tablecloth completed the...
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Words you need to know in Dubai!!!

Words you need to know in Dubai!!!

My father used to say: "Speak Serbian so everyone can understand you". Although it might work "u Bec" or Mönchengladbach, in UAE it's a different case. Dubai is a home of 100+ various nationalities. Most of them eat biryani so knowing Arabic will not make much difference. English is the first language, but knowing English will not make you better than others. (Having their passport will do). So in order to adapt quickly, this is a set of words you need to know before coming in Dubai. Top 10 Words you need to know before you come in Dubai!!! Yalla (Arabic) - or "come on". Sometimes goes in couple with Habibi. Commonly used when you are in hurry or parked in a wrong zone and waiting for your friend to buy shawarma. Inshallah (Arabic) - Be careful with this word. Even after 2 years still not sure should i believe people who use this one. Should stand for "If God allows" but in reality is more like "Sredicemo nesto" or "We...
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Experiencing a Serbian Slava

Experiencing a Serbian Slava

  Srećna slava domaćine!!!!! Every Serbian family has a saint who is patron and protector of the house. That saint is celebrated once a year, and during these three days, every family in Serbia has the biggest people and food management challenge. Slava is an event during which you see long distance cousins, greet your friends and make Serbian hospitality looks like 5-star hotel service at your home. Most of the Slava-s are usually in the winter and during that time most of the people get an extra kg (or 5). (also the time when police get their 13th salary. So prepare money for cab or limit number of your wife's drinks). Tradition says that there is no invitation for Slava, you should just show up, and it is up to the host where you're going to sit. To survive Serbian Slava follow these tips: Don't eat anything whole day, you need to prepare for the following feast. Always bring wine, and the same wine comes to you when you...
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How to recognize a Serb!!!

How to recognize a Serb!!!

Recognize Serb in Dubai Foreigner - Siberia?It is sooooo cold there. SerbinDubai -No, no, not that one. Foreigner - Oh yeah you mean Syria? Pooooor you guys it is war there. SerbinDubai - Not even that one. Seee-erb-iiii-aaaa. Foreigner - O.o Common mistakes made by foreigners. Although we can have both of these elements our country is pretty stable these days. With the population of the average street in India, Serbia found a spot in heart of the Balkan. Land of beautiful women (yep, the tall ones which turn your head clockwise when you walk on JBR), loud guys in the pub, ajvar and rakija. The place where everyone is a brother to everyone and every daughter is a son. How to recognize a Serb? People from this super-cool-awesome place are easily recognizable. That moment when you are feeling like a hobbit and all you can see are men's belts, probably means nearby are some Serbs. (Especially if in the same place there is promotion of beer (if anyone wondered 1 Hoegaarden$ = 10...
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Most used abbreviations in Dubai!!!

Most used abbreviations in Dubai!!!

Living in IMPZ but working in DIC Usual start of a conversation with someone you meet for the first time and you want to be a smart-ass. Serb in Dubai likes to be a smart-ass and that's why he dedicated this article to you. Abbreviations are a common thing in a language of Dubaians. You can easily crack how long they stay in Dubai by their ABB knowledge. " Hi man let's meet at DFC next to R-C*". Expats who spent less than 1 year will probably think about your bad pronunciation of K  and prepare their stomach for delicious Zinger Twister Meal. But the real deal is who still eat in KFC when Kulcha King opened new branches all over the city. So to avoid confusion, Serb in Dubai will reveal the formula for you. Abbreviations formula D -  believe it or not, it stands for Dubai. But, if to you girls someone suggests meeting D on Tinder trust me it is not Dubai. I - usually stands for...
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Taxi in Dubai

Taxi in Dubai

Did you know that  if you stop a taxi from the right side of Sheik Zaid road, you might save up to 10 AED?   In Dubai we are lazy. Let's say that 50,48% of people are using taxi along with the metro. There are 15 000 cab drivers driving around in the city on every moment of the day. According to my calculations monthly cost for taxi is approximately 400 AED~100 Eur. Starting fee is 5 AED but the minimum amount you have to pay is 12 AED. Consequently,  the logical question arises --> How to save as much you can?   Normal people would say ( "Don't go with the freaking taxi and use the bus or buy a car!"). Well yeah, but where is the joy in that when you cannot have a nice and cosy conversation with "the Boss"). Where else you can hear pleasant Punjabi music which will bring Nirvana in your life? NOWHERE!!!!   So shout up and focus on your route. Dubai is one big crossroad. If you miss...
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What type of photos of Dubai you must take to annoy your friends in Serbia?

What type of photos of Dubai you must take to annoy your friends in Serbia?

What photos of Dubai you #musttake to annoy your friends in Serbia? Young Serb is on his couch and preparing for a few days trip to visit his friend in Dubai ( few days = until he finds a job). Wondering what awaits him there, he timidly checks the Instagram photos and IDJ videos in order to prepare for his new world. His mother is quite happy because he chose Dubai as the next station in life because there, he has no major worry other than he having to step out after a shower and die of brain inflammation. (It's rather hot here). After 5 mins of intense research, he starts imagining himself in various positions: at the beach, next to Burj Al Arab, in front of Burj Khalifa and of course next to the pool in his building with the newest book of zorannah and half-shaved legs. Heartbeat rate is going up and everything's ready for boarding the luxurious Fly-Dubai 737-300 to Dubai. After...
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