Serbian People And Serbs Around The World: An Example For All Of Humanity

Help For Serbia

Serbian people are fighting a hard battle against the disastrous floods in my country. The enormous amount of water has caused massive damage and took lives. In these difficult moments all citizens of Serbia and Serbs living abroad are making every effort to help the people from the damaged areas. Thousands of people here are organizing and doing their best to help the ones that have lost their homes.

In Serbia, thousands of volunteers were helping with evacuations, and now the are collecting and distributing blankets, rubber boots, drinking water, food and hygiene kits to people affected. But not only in Serbia, Serbs from all around the world, in China, Slovenia, France, Italy, U.k and everywhere in the world are collecting clothes and foods to help Serbian people who lost everything.

London – Saturday 24 May

London – Saturday 24 May

In the UK for example, the British Serb magazine produced by Serbs in the UK, put up an amazing directory for all the UK-wide efforts to provide relief to the worst floods since records began in Serbia: UK map of collection points for flood relief effort and you can see the results there. Thank you my friend over at the British Serb magazine. Amazing job.

Another example in the UK is Dragan Marjanovic who moved to England seven years ago. He is also doing his best to help Serbian flood victims. This 34-year-old Serb who is originally from Obrenovac – a suburb of the Serbian capital Belgrade – which has been badly affected by the flooding, runs a fish and chip bar in Arlesey, a small town situated in the county of Bedfordshire, UK. He said to a local newspaper why he is helping Serbian flood victims and urges people to do the same:

I want to raise some money for the people affected by the flooding. They have been left with nothing so I am going to send them anything I can. I would urge anyone else to contribute whatever they can afford to us. It doesn’t have to be money, it could be shoes or clothes, literally anything. The floods have left people with nothing and if you have nothing anything is useful.

Bravo Dragan.

At the end, I want to say that I am touched to see so many people showing their generosity and helping. A big thank you to everyone for your immense support and contribution. We are starting a process of rebuilding Serbia which will take months, in some aspects, years and the generosity and willingness to help of Serbian people and Serbs around the world is truly incredible. You set an example for all of humanity.

Open Your Heart And Support Flood Victims In Serbia

Open Your Heart And Support Flood Victims In Serbia

This blog is read all around the world, and I want to use this platform as a way to mobilize help and aid to those suffering now in Serbia. You never know when you will be in a time of need, so treat others how you would like to be in the same situation and open up your hearts.

Serbia and Serbian people need your help now. Open your heart and support flood victims in Serbia. You can donate via Paypal on the website of the Ministry of Finance or by bank transfer.

To see the full extent of the damage watch this video titled “Open your heart for flooded Serbia – Otvorite srce za poplavljenu Srbiju” made by my Facebook friend Sasa Dobrijevic. It shows that the situation is dramatic with thousands of people who have lost everything, the home that they lived in, their house, everything. Everything is destroyed:

Flood-hit Serbian Families Need Your Help

Serbia Flood

24,352 Serbian people were evacuated from their home and several towns and villages were virtually cut off from the outside world by swollen rivers after floods hit Serbia last week. This is the greatest flooding disaster in Serbia’s history:

These Serbian families like yours and mine have lost everything including furniture, clothes, utensils, food and all personal items such as family photos. Now, they will have to rebuild their lives after this terrible flood and to replace all their belongings and memories. It’s a massive task, and Serbian families who lost everything need your help.

The Serbian government opened dinar and foreign currency accounts for aid to victims of floods. And yesterday donations for the humanitarian aid to flood victims in Serbia with PayPal was created. It belongs to the diplomatic mission of Serbia in Brussels, from where the money is directly transferred to the account of the Republic of Serbia intended for aid to flood victims. Donations can be done at email address floodrelief@gov.rs or here.

Thank you for helping Serbia, and thank you for helping Serbian people victims of flood.

Brussels Diplomatic: Serbia Is A Lovely Country To Visit

Brussels Diplomatic: Serbia Is A Lovely Country To Visit

Brussels Diplomatic, an emagazine published by Desnerck Media Ltd for EU-affairs, diplomacy and expats in Brussels put last week a great article talking about Serbia. Coralie Devies wrote there that Serbia is a lovely country to visit and points out the rich culture and history of Serbia. Coralie Devies also confirms what we are telling here for years, that Serbian people are truly hospitable and friendly. Well, here is a short excerpt from Brussels Diplomatic’s article but it is worth reading the whole article:

SERBIA: A LOVELY COUNTRY TO VISIT

Serbia is a country in which civilisations, cultures, faiths, climates and landscapes meet and mingle. The variety of scenery and monuments, curative spas, hunting grounds and fishing areas give the basis for Serbia’s tourism.

The cultural and historical heritage of Serbia begins with prehistoric archaeological sites and its legacy from classical antiquity. Perhaps its greatest riches, though, are in the many mediaeval Serbian churches and monasteries. All year round, numerous cultural, entertainment, traditional and sporting events are held in Serbia, demonstrating the creative power and spiritual vitality of this country.

It does not take long for foreign visitors to Serbia to discover the hospitality, kindness, openness and warmth of the country’s residents.

There is so much to love about Serbia

There Is So Much To Love About Serbia

There is so much to love about Serbia

Megan, a Tasmanian-born journalist, has visited 20 countries in the last two years. She spent recently three weeks in Serbia, and liked it. Serbia was a highlight of her travels. Here is a short excerpt of her blog post talking about Serbia:

Serbia hadn’t not crossed my mind as a country to visit on its own. It was always going to be a “while I’m in that kinda area I’ll visit…..” I didn’t know much about it so my time there was eye opening in many ways.

There is so much to love about Serbia. The people are among the friendliest I have come across. So genuine, welcoming and kind. I love their sense of humour, which is often compared to the larrikin nature Australians are famous for. As a relatively poor country (the average monthly wage is about €300), travelling in Serbia is incredibly cheap for me and I enjoyed not having to think about my budget as much as I might in other places. I loved that there was so much I didn’t know and therefore so much to discover.

I spent three weeks in Serbia. Not a long time in the scheme of things, but more than most travellers spare – that’s if they come here at all. This wonderful Balkan heartland was a highlight of my travels, during which I’ve visited 20 countries in the last two years.

Why You Should Move (back) To Serbia
Visiting Serbia changed my life

One Month In Serbia Changed My Life

Visiting Serbia changed my life

Ferrero, a 20-year-old man from Singapore, who spent recently one month in Serbia, wrote a beautiful blog post explaining why his trip to Serbia was more than a “great experience” and that being with Serbian people changed his life. Here’s a short excerpt, but it’s worth reading the whole thing:

The essence of a place, however, can only be truly felt by interacting with as many locals as possible. I was blessed with a number of such opportunities. The Serbian youths who hosted us as volunteers – a few of them whom I later became very good friends with – brought life and a positive energy to the city. Without their hospitality and continuous efforts to spend time with us despite their busy schedules, I would never have understood what people meant when they said they loved Serbia.

At the end of his blog post Ferrero said “To those who have been and experienced, Srbija is no longer a foreign word with a strange pronunciation. It is, after all, Serbia.” That’s it.

Why I love Serbia
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Serbia ‘The Evil State Of The World’ Say It Again!

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Jamie, a young British man, left in 2012 everything behind and embarked upon ‘a pointless journey’ hitchhiking through Europe. He was recently in Serbia. Stuck on the Romanian / Serbian border late at night, a small Serbian trucker saved him from freezing, and drove him into an abandoned car park. There, When a couple of guys and dark car turned up after a phone call by the Serbian driver, he thought he’d be a hero fighting Serbs from the “the evil state of the world.” Nothing happened, and he arrived in Belgrade without a problem:

Dare I say that it was almost a disappointment? We hope for excitement in life and mine was fairly full of it throughout this journey but promises had not been fulfilled. I had been told repeatedly that I would end up mugged, attacked, or in some other form, physically mistreated by hitchhiking through Europe. Especially when hitchhiking late at night. People had lied to me about the evil state of the world. I was starting to believe that in fact, people are wonderful and so too is the world.

That’s it Jamie. Serbian people are wonderful, and people had lied to you… Serbia is not “the evil state of the world.”

Oh Look, This Is Serbia, Ovo Je Srbija

Oh Look, This Is Serbia, Ovo Je Srbija

Nikos Dimou is Greek. This summer he visited Serbia, and it was one of the best summer holidays of his life! “The country (Serbia) is great, the food delicious but on top of everything else is the people! They can show you that happiness doesn’t need money, doesn’t need luxury.” he said. Well said, and that’s true.

“I want to dedicate this video firstly to people who first showed me what Serbia really is and to everyone that I met there.” he said. Yes, he made a video. It’s a fantastic video showing Belgrade and the Guča trumpet festival, an annual brass band festival held in the town of Guča. Again, it’s a fantastic video. Ovo je Srbija, this is Serbia: