Serbia Bound

Last modified on July 20th, 2008

Those of you that follow my Twitter feed probably noticed that I almost made it to Serbia about a week ago. I was scheduled to fly over there to spend a month helping out our software development team, but at the last minute it all fell apart.

It appears that all the stars at work have realigned, and I’m most likely heading to Serbia this week. I’ll be gone most likely for around four weeks, and will be getting a small apartment out there. My flight will most likely take me from Vancouver to Frankfurt, and then onwards to Belgrade. From Belgrade, I’ll be taking a car or a train up to Novi Sad, which is the second largest city in Serbia, and home to the Exit Festival. All in all, that’s probably around 20 hours of traveling, so it’s quite a long ways to go.

Novi Sad

Other than a quick trip to Finland about 18 months ago, I haven’t really spent any time in Europe. Serbia is supposed to be really beautiful, and the weather is consistently hotter out there this time of year, so it should be a good trip.

Vancouvet To Serbia

It’s a strange thing to be gone more than a week though. I do lots of traveling, and whenever I leave I generally approach packing a certain way. If I’m going to be gone for three days or less, I just pack a quick weekender suitcase. Anything from about three days until ten days is one suitcase. After that, I’m in uncharted territory. I actually think I’m going to pack really light and just plan to buy some clothes out there. I’d like to keep myself mobile in case I have a few days at the end where I can possibly see Rome or Prague before coming home.

Anyways, I still don’t have a plane ticket, but it’s looking pretty likely that I’m heading out this week. Should be an interesting adventure.

8 responses to “Serbia Bound”

  1. Raul says:

    I want a postcard. Seriously.

  2. Peter says:

    Grats Duane – sounds like a great experience is headed your way soon.

  3. Dale says:

    Awesome- two words: Serbian princess.

    Bring’er home dude.

  4. Jay says:

    sounds great, man! If you head toward Prague, a pit-stop in Vienna is definitely worth it.

  5. Dan Lazar says:

    Very cool! Good luck out there!

  6. Phaedra says:

    tres cool, Duane! And good idea on packing light, as any of the European countries have waaaay better fashion than we do here.

    I wonder how the Serb’s do up plate of natchos….

  7. Kasia says:

    Yay for you! Glad it’s working out.

  8. Sounds like a good time. Hopfully everything get squared away so you can go!!

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