Cold Weather Continues in Belgrade

The View of the ISB High School Campus from the Roof

It continues to be very cold and “wintery” in Belgrade this week. Temperatures are down to -9 C (16 F) and we have light snow and fog daily. It is a bit depressing for many, but I like it. As long as one is dressed appropriately, it is quite comfortable outside.  Nadia was sick yesterday with the flu, so I took the boys home from school. We went shopping and then went to Pizza Hut for dinner. It was so nice to spend time with the little guys. With my job, I am usually working until 6:00 PM, so it was a treat to spend an extra 3 hours with them. I should try to do that more often.

I’ve been quite busy at school, especially with basketball. My team won on Tuesday, so that puts us at 4 wins and 4 losses for the season. We are coming together in anticipation for the CEESA tourney next month. I also am putting in what little spare time I have in settling in our new apartment. We still have some things in boxes that need to be rearranged.

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4 thoughts on “Cold Weather Continues in Belgrade

  1. Bill,

    You have precious children! Glad you got to spend more time with them. I have been here in Belgrade for a year. I am currently teaching English at a language school. First teaching job – definitely keeps me busy and I am only part-time. Between work and finishing uni I hardly have time with my boyfriend and we live together. I applaud you for managing such a position at an International School and maintaining a stable and wonderful family.

    And congrats on the position at the school. I wanted to apply but I did not/do not fill the requirements for teaching yet. Hopefully in time! It’s a lovely place!

    Glad you like Belgrade and Serbia, too! I don’t want to be anywhere else!!

    Pozdrav!

    Kiki

    1. billkralovec

      Kiki,

      Thanks for the kind words. Teaching is never boring and I agree with you that Belgrade is a great place to live.

      Thanks for the new word, too (pozdrav)

      Bill

      1. SIPAnkh

        Yeah, Belgrade is great place to live when you are paid well, otherwise for most of the people who barely make 300 EUR a month is is horrible place to live in (from financial perspective), however even in those conditions likely one of the warmest places on Earth. Why? Well , as you know in US everyone lives to work (I know it since I live in Wash. DC/US for almost 2 decades), while in Belgrade and Balkans in general (excluding Slovenia) you work to live and enjoy life to its fullest even when you make only 300 EUR a month! (I know this too since I grew up in Belgrade, true in another time and far better state and even state of mind 🙂 )

      2. billkralovec

        You make a good point about the majority of Belgraders having a hard time making ends meet. I am very lucky to be a foreigner and having the opportunity to live on such a high living standard. I was once a young, struggling teacher putting my wife through university so I understand barely making it through each month. That is a good thing about the USA is that if one gets the education and training, and works well and hard enough, they can move up in their career and improve their living standards. I am not so sure about Serbians, however, and it is sad that lots of talent is wasted because of a bad economy.

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