About four years ago, caught at the intersection of two complicated stories, in a gesture of desperation, I escaped my Brussels reality and went to Athens. It proved to be the perfect destination for my first solo travelling experience (it was 2014) and exactly what I needed for my mental state. Since then, life continues to bring me back to this place every once in a while, I am currently in my 5th trip to the Greek capital.
Belgrade is the perfect combination of old and new from every point of view. A great mix of Balkan spirit and European lifestyle. Many reasons why you should put this destination on your bucket list: historic sites, green areas, design neighbourhoods, great nightlife etc. But there is a specific one, which beats them all: the people. Serbians have open hearts; they welcome you warmly and make you feel special.