What Do Americans Think About Belgrade?

Belgrade Serbia

Paul Rockower is an American photographer and journalist who has traveled to more than 55 countries. His photography and journalism work has been published in the Jerusalem Post, Korea Times, Taiwan News, Jakarta Globe, Huffington Post, etc. He has traveled to 55 countries… including Serbia (last week). And he wrote three posts on his personal blog showing that Belgrade is not what most Americans think it is, a dangerous city and a very inhospitable place to visit.

When he told people he was going to Serbia, they worried about him. But he wrote:

In reality, I feel much safer in Serbia than America….

And Paul Rockower likes Belgrade:

Belgrade is one of my favorite cities in the world, and that is not a compliment I take or make lightly.

In fact, he does not like Belgrade… He has fallen completely in love with the city. Why? Well, read Paul Rockower’s post titled “Belgrade Beauty.” It is so good that I am posting below the whole thing — but check out Paul’s site directly.

Belgrade Beauty

As I sit in my palatial room bedecked with gold trim in the Rezime Crown, and the sound of the street symphony’s scherzos filters through my large open windows with orange lace veils, all I can think of is how much I love Belgrade. This is truly a grand city–one that I have fallen completely in love with.

I would put Belgrade on my top ten list of cities worldwide. Probably around number 6 or 7. That is how highly I think of the place. But it is truly a wonderful city, with warm, wonderful people, terrific food and some real culture.

And the girls are some of the hottest in the world. Like really, I think Belgrade may win for the shear number of ridiculously hot girls around. Tough to nudge Istanbul, Paris or Rio, but it is uncanny.

I with I had more bandwidth to be writing about all that has been going on. It strikes me as sad that when I am doing the most meaningful, wonderful work, I have the least time to write about it. So it goes.

But in short, I am good. I am grand. And I really love Belgrade.

That’s it. When American people visit Belgrade, they discover that it is truly a safe and wonderful city, with warm, wonderful people, and fantastic food.

The European Capital You Should Visit Right Now: Belgrade

Shawn & Tricia Mitchell have visited destinations in more than 47 countries on 5 continents and they recently visited Belgrade.

Belgrade is awesome

Tricia Mitchell put up a great blog post with amazing photos – Belgrade. It’s an old city with a new vibe. And her husband made a video to share the story of their experience in Belgrade, from Kalemegdan fortress, Nikola Tesla museum, the House of Flowers, Saint Sava cathedral, to delicious Serbian food and wine. Shawn P. Mitchell wrote on Facebook and Youtube:

On a recent visit to Belgrade, Serbia, my wife and I had a chance to experience the tourism offerings of this capital city. Situated at the confluence of the Danube and Sava Rivers on the Balkan Peninsula, Belgrade is emerging from the turmoil of the late 1990s and early 2000s as a regional center of commercial activity.

The hospitality we received in Belgrade was outstanding, as was the wine, thus ensuring that we will be returning the city again soon.

In the attached video, I share the story of our experience in Belgrade and some of the reasons why this city is well-positioned to be a thriving tourist destination in the years ahead.

Great video. Thank you Shawn. And thank you Tricia for your great article with amazing photos of Belgrade. More tourists from all over the world, and more American people like you, should come to visit Belgrade to disvover and share the truth: Belgrade is an amazing European capital!

Serbian people Are More Than Generous
An American Apologizing To Serbia For The Bombing Of 1999

An American Apologizing To Serbia For The Bombing Of 1999

Jonathan Manikas, an American man, uploaded yesterday to Youtube a poignant video where he apologizes to Serbian people for the bombing of Serbia in 1999. He wrote:

On top of the 2,500 Serbian civilians murdered by U.S.-led NATO, the targeted bombing of civilian infrastructure (such as electricity & water supplies, and communication systems) is a war crime under international law as well.

The bombing was more about geopolitics, with the Pentagon’s intention to extend NATO’s borders to gain military & economic influence at the front door of Russia, than it was about a “humanitarian mission” (obviously).

I’m so sorry what I as an American did to your nation.

Well, watch his video:

Belgrade, not people think it is
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Belgrade, Not What Most People Think It Is!

Nice video showing my city, Belgrade. 5 years ago, when I told my French friends that I was moving there with my young daughter, they told me I was crazy, and that there was still war there, and that Serbs were monsters.

Let me told you something. It’s not true at all. Serbian people are the most friendly people I have ever met, and Serbia is a wonderful country, and Belgrade a vibrant city, more safe than any European Capitals. I will stay forever here in Serbia, and I hope more people will come to see that Serbia, and Belgrade is not what you think it is. Well, watch this video of my city: