POSTCARD FROM … Serbia!

Catching up … these pictures are from my (Janne’s) trip via Berlin to Serbia, where my kulturweit-seminar took place in the middle of November.

Starting with a small stay in Berlin to meet a bunch of friends, I left with the night train to Budapest and from there continued with another train until I arrived in Novi Sad, in northern Serbia in the evening. The next day, my seminar would start in Sremski Karlovci, a small village close to Novi Sad. I was lucky to be hosted by Vincent, another kulturweit-volunteer working in Novi Sad, for one night. I had time to explore the city, which is Serbia’s second biggest, a little bit on my own and together with Vincent & Hanna. Thanks a lot for that 🙂

The next day, we left together for our seminar in Sremski Karlovci, a very cute little village only 30 minutes outside of Novi Sad. For 4 days, we discussed our experiences, plans, sorrows, problems, wishes and hopes together. It was a relief to share experiences with people, who have experienced similar situations – in good and bad. It was nice to look back at the past weeks (reminder: this was in the end of November, now I have only a few weeks to go …) and to think about the upcoming months.

This is Sremski Karlovci.

One of the days, we spent in Novi Sad, walking many kilometers. First, we were lucky to have a guided tour with two activists from a group called Walking Ideas. They are political activists that try to draw attention to different present problems (Kosovo-conflict, freedom of speech, the war in Syria) by doing walking tours. The two of them gave us a very special city tour of Novi Sad, especially highlighting the recent history, when Novi Sad was bombed during the Balkan wars and the bridges over the Danube river.

These are some impressions from our day in Novi Sad.

We spent another joyful evening with tasting wines in a beautiful small vinery in Sremski Karlovci.

After the seminar, Steffi hosted me for one night in Belgrad and showed me around in the city in 24 hours. With some of the other volunteers we enjoyed an unforgettable dinner in a restaurant in downtown Belgrad, with amazing live music. I will miss this Balkan culture of live music in restaurants when I get back home to Hamburg!

I’m sure I’ll be back to Belgrad one day!

 

 

 

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