I decided to fly to Serbia and spend a few days there before traveling on to Sofia - What a great country and so funny. Belgrade is an interesting place and worth a visit. I decided to go 'down town' and found what must have been the most hazardous bar in Zemun. I stuck out like a sore thumb and had people continually asking me for money or if I would like some 'company' (offers came from men / women and a guy without any legs but thats another blog). All of a sudden the barman vaults over the bar and starts throwing punches at this guy who has asked for a beer. The resulting punch up seemed to spur others into action and the only person not involved in the fight was me - even the guy without any legs was throwing haymakers at anything that moved. The police turned up and everyone went back to their beers as though nothing had happened - stop the weirdness please!
I would only recommend the bar if you're very kinky and like a fight - plus the beers cheap. The next stop was Bulgaria after an 11 hour train journey through Serbia.
I met up with a friend who had just taken his car in for its MOT. Apparently the mechanic asked him to open the bonnet took one look at the engine and said the car had passed - 40 lev please. He went on to explain that next time there wasn't any need to bring the car - just the log book - and the charge would be a mere 20 lev. Only in rural Bulgaria...I love the place. I wanted to blog about this in honor of non-political correctness and how laid back village life is.
Next week on Pauls blog - where to get a medical certificate qualifying you as a Gynacologist for 50 lev and a goat.
The last stop was Romania for the flight home. I stayed in the Denisa Hotel close to the airport but the menu was a bit suspect and didn't really work for me.
Crap prajlt cu mamaliguta 250g
Fried crap with polenta 250g
Saramura de crap cu mamaliguta 250g
Salty crap with polenta 250g
I still recommend this place if you have an early flight from Buchareast. There is a free airport transfer from the hotel operating all night.
DENISA HOTEL, Bucharest-Otopeni, Romania - 62 Drumul Garii Street
Happy spring holidays everyone (The Bulgarians celebrate Baba Marta). To get you in the mood remember to wear your Martenitsa if you visit Bulgaria in March.
I consider myself very lucky to have the nicest friendliest and most awesome customers in BG - see you all soon!