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Old 07-02-2011, 02:10 AM   #1
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Good morning from Wales

We got back yesterday, it was one of the most fascinating trips I have made.
Belgrade was the same as most capital cities but in the countryside it was about 60 yrs behind Europe.
The people, not only my wife's family were so hospitable and kind I was overwhelmed.
The food is very simple, the major component is meat lots of meat! the bread is the best I have eaten, they make a fantastic cornbread biscuit that with kajmak(a type of clotted cream) and wild strawberry jam was fab, they had never had this combination but wanted to eat a typical British high tea.
These are a few pics of a floating restaurant on the Danube, it is one of the best in Belgrade. The 3 course diner for 7 cost about $130 inc wine beer.
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Old 07-02-2011, 02:14 AM   #2
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oh thank god you're back.

they're ready to storm my house with pitchforks and torches.

lol, glad to hear you had a good time, bro. nice pics.

without you, i've been the sound of one hand clapping...
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Old 07-02-2011, 02:16 AM   #3
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It looks like you had a great time! Glad you got home safe, just in time for everyone to head out for a holiday! Between Canada Day today and the 4th for us Yanks on Monday...Everyone is out on a picnic.

Get some rest and do a bit of laundry...by then everyone will be back!
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Old 07-02-2011, 02:17 AM   #4
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oh thank god you're back.

they're ready to storm my house with pitchforks and torches.

lol, glad to hear you had a good time, bro. nice pics.

without you, i've been the sound of one hand clapping...
Poor Bucky...no one to spar with.
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Old 07-02-2011, 02:26 AM   #5
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aww, c'mon. who isn 't relieved my better half is back.

i sure am. with a few exceptions like andy and pac, comedy is a desert around here.

wait, did i write dessert? damn, that wouldn't be the same. no? good.

see, me having conversations with myself isn't fun for any of us. or you guys, for that matter...
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Old 07-02-2011, 03:08 AM   #6
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Thank you all for the welcome, laundry,the machine has been throbbing since 6am, we should get the suitcase that Swiss Air lost today(Swiss Air are the most incompetent airline we have ever flown with) and they tried to get me arrested in Zurich for complaining about the fact that 60 pax were left standing in a queue for 1hrs after we had missed our connections with no aircon.The cops could not arrest me as the rest of the pax including Swiss nationals, pregnant women and some very old people came to my aid and stated that all I was doing was complaining about our treatment and that the employee that I called an incompetent turd was an incompetent turd.This meant they would have had to arrest all of us.
To my evil twin Tom, Serbia has only 30% men and the women hunt in packs nothing with facial hair is safe
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Old 07-02-2011, 03:15 AM   #7
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Welcome back! No matter how interesting or friendly a place is, I'm sure you're glad to be home... if for no other reason than to collect all of the bills stuffed into your post box!
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Old 07-02-2011, 03:23 AM   #8
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evil twin?

that's doctor evil.

i didn't go to evil medical school for nothin'...


i'm just glad you're back, turd or not.
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We got back yesterday, it was one of the most fascinating trips I have made.
Belgrade was the same as most capital cities but in the countryside it was about 60 yrs behind Europe.
The people, not only my wife's family were so hospitable and kind I was overwhelmed.
The food is very simple, the major component is meat lots of meat! the bread is the best I have eaten, they make a fantastic cornbread biscuit that with kajmak(a type of clotted cream) and wild strawberry jam was fab, they had never had this combination but wanted to eat a typical British high tea.
These are a few pics of a floating restaurant on the Danube, it is one of the best in Belgrade. The 3 course diner for 7 cost about $130 inc wine beer.
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Glad to see a place with big mugs of beer and ash trays on the table. Salt shakers are an improvement over the dish of salt with a small spoon that I've encountered.
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Old 07-02-2011, 03:48 AM   #10
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My wife wanted to visit Tito's mausoleum, we went with the 85 yrs old Grandfather and partisan commander of our nieces partner.
He was a big hit with the two coachloads of American Socialists who were traveling around the east, we had a very good time with them and they found Zoran fascinating, he had not visited the grave for a long time so he dressed up in his partisan hat and medals and stood straight and saluted his leader it was very moving. He did not want me to photograph him as he is but showed me pics later of him when victory had been achieved.
The biggest pic of Tito in the mausoleum was him with the Welsh actor Richard Burton who was a friend of Tito's, Tito had a really cool pair of Ray Bans on.Click image for larger version

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Old 07-02-2011, 04:40 AM   #11
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So good to have you back Bolas! Bucky has been moping the whole time you were away. It sounds like you had a fabulous time! Have your garden and the dog survived? Hope you are posting more pics!
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Old 07-02-2011, 04:47 AM   #12
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the good news is the dog ate the garden.

the bad news is he's got the winds something terrible...
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Old 07-02-2011, 05:27 AM   #13
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Good to have you back Bolas!
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Old 07-02-2011, 05:59 AM   #14
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Welcome back! The food at that restaurant looks amazing! I'm having my morning coffee here but now I'm craving dinner!!!! YUM!
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Old 07-02-2011, 06:03 AM   #15
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Welcome home, Bolas. I missed you.
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Old 07-02-2011, 06:12 AM   #16
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Welcome back, Bolas!
What is that dish in the third pic? It looks like potatoes with a thick cheese, or perhaps cheese over something else. It looks fantastic! As do all the pictures.
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Old 07-02-2011, 10:55 AM   #17
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Good to have you back. Thanks for the pics.
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i sure am. with a few exceptions like andy and pac, comedy is a desert around here.


Is that what you call it? That is debatable.

Welcome back, Bolas. The food looks great!
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To my evil twin Tom, Serbia has only 30% men and the women hunt in packs nothing with facial hair is safe
Dang, I better shave before I head over there!
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welcome home, great pics. i am green with envy.
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