Belgrade: A River Town


I’ve come to appreciate the beauty of having two big rivers in Belgrade. I took the photo above with the panorama function of my camera. We took the new teachers on a boat cruise. This area is called “usce” and it means “confluence” in Serbian. This is where the Danube (Dunav) and Sava Rivers meet here in Belgrade. Near that spot, there is a large hill where the city was first settled. On the hill is the fort of Kalamegdan. From the fort to the right of the photo, the city spreads down the banks.It would be fun to have a boat to explore around a bit.
Oliver in Action at The Novak Tennis Centar

We played at the Novak Tennis Centar near the river. Nadia and I enjoyed playing despite having to control three kids. Oliver was running around with the clay court grooming equipment, etc. We need to find a tennis court that has a playground close by.

The river has many restaurants, bars, and clubs. Below is a typical example of a good fish restaurant near to where our boat docked.

We’ve been very busy getting ready for the first day of school tomorrow.

3 thoughts on “Belgrade: A River Town

  • Hi Bill,
    I appreciate reading your blog about Serbia and the International School of Belgrade. My husband and I are hoping to apply to the school for the 2012-2013 school year. We plan to attend the University of Northern Iowa Recruiting Fair in February. Do you have any tips or suggestions for us? Good luck with the school year.
    All the best,

    • Angela,

      I suggest to contact the schools you are interested in before going to the fair. Many schools hire via Skype or do interviews before coming to the fair. The best time to contact schools is in early October through December. Good luck with your job search!


      • Hi Bill,

        Thank you for your advice. I have completed my application and will contact the school in the near future. Take care!


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