Things you need to do when visiting Serbia

Things you need to do when visiting Serbia

Things you need to do when visiting Serbia A few days ago I had the opportunity to talk with one Spanish lady who is apparently a big fan of Belgrade and generally our culture. After few routinely generated questions like where have you been, which place you visited and rest, I noticed that most of her answers are focused on things, not on places. Finishing my 3rd glass of wine I start wondering what will be the things which make the best impressions on foreigners. Let's face it, our cities are beautiful but you cannot really compare them with the biggest European capitals. So, it can't be the landscape which drives them spending their yearly vacations in our place. It is something else. She mentioned that only reason for visiting Belgrade was because her friend invited her, otherwise she will never come. From here I realize the main thing - they come because of PEOPLE. I know that folks in homeland have different...
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Serbian Food: Top 10 Restaurants

Serbian Food: Top 10 Restaurants

Serbian Food: Top 10 Restaurants Pljeskavica, sarma, kiseli kupus & podvarak... You've heard all about it and now you want to try it.  Honestly, Serbian food can be very similar wherever you go, but if you want to be sure you'll get the right quality and reasonable prices, follow our Serbian food restaurants list! The list contains restaurants that are pure tradition and haven't changed in last 20 years, but there are also ones that always try to do Serbian food with a twist and something new. Orašac Orašac is located just opposite to Monument of Vuk. The restaurant is very spacious, with the traditional Serbian look, Serbian historic heroes observing the guests from the pictures, and domestic music quietly coming from the speakers. Interior of Orašac is decorated with authentic Serbian possessions, such as rugs from Pirot or true kafana tables. Read more about it in our post about Orašac. Address: Kralja Aleksandra 122 (Vračar) Manufaktura This place is all about details. From really special and delicious...
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5 ways to spend your first salary in Dubai!!!

5 ways to spend your first salary in Dubai!!!

The first month in Dubai is Khallas. You worked hard, fulfilled Facebook with photos you #musttake and everything is going according to schedule. Suddenly you receive SMS. To be honest you probably never hold more than 2k Euros in your hand and now feeling is incredible. Thousands of thoughts are crossing your mind. What to do with all that money? If we neglected the fact that the most of that will go on accommodation, spending rest of it is pretty entertaining. In order not to use your head for other things than haircutting, SerbinDubai will share with you ultimate 5 ways to spend your salary. 5 Ways to spend your salary Buying an iPhone Serb in Dubai is not a proper Serb if doesn’t have an iPhone. That’s the fact. How the hell you think to take Instagram photos with that bricks? Shame on you. Mobile operators in UAE recognize that and put a special offer to us. For only 2000aed+ and 12 months of subscription, you...
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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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Winter is coming!!!!

Winter is coming!!!!

Brace yourself winter is coming!!!! Average Serb waits for many things in life but the one who lives in Dubai waits only for one -the month of October (and salary as well). Why? Simply because we can finally go out. Average temperatures in Dubai during the summer days are enough to make popcorn without a microwave. Humidity  - don't even mention that. Just imagine instant showering the moment you leave your beloved apartment (in Marina with just a few roommates from all around the world = 10, Mostly South Asians). But October is something beautiful. This is the period when all Dubai-ans start preparing for the winter season. So brace yourself!!! Winter is coming. First and the most important thing to prepare is new bikini or swimsuits. Water temperature will drop under 30 degrees Celsius, so no more sauna effect.  Obviously, you worked out a lot during summer and you don't want to show new abs in an old suit. Imagine what will your...
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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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Balkan In Dubai

Balkan In Dubai

Balkan in Dubai!!! I received a lot of comments previous days on my Blog like: "This is nice but there are other nationalities here", "Why are you so focused on Serbs", "Why only Belgrade when there is Zagreb, Sarajevo, Budva...". In order to fix this mess, my friend Darko and me come up with the idea to create something that will mix all from Balkan. Balkan in Dubai. Our goal is to collect members from all Ex-Yu countries (also Bulgarians, Greeks) and make them share their stories. This can be great opportunity to show the world that we can live together.  If you would like to be part of this and form a first Balkan community in Dubai please send us an email with your short story here or send a message on the facebook page. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wt-ibZ_jlHY&feature=youtu.be What is the Balkan? The abstract term "The Balkans", unlike the geographical borders of the Peninsula, defines political borders of the states comprising it. The term is used to describe areas...
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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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