Ivan, Lil Dave and I woke up at 10 am on July 19, 2012. We packed everything up and left at 11 am.
We caught the Metro to the centre. Ivan popped to an internet café to print out our tickets, and then we found the airport bus and it left at 12:05 pm.
I worked on the blog during the bus ride.
Ivan and I stood in line for check-in. Ivan noticed that our Wizz Air flight was delayed 3 hours and 50 minutes. Ugh, I hate waiting. I don’t mind flying – I just hate the waiting… waiting for check-in, security, the boarding of the flight, Immigration and pick-up of baggage. I could certainly do without the waiting. We got a light snack voucher worth 4 Euros each. That certainly went a long way to making us feel better (joke – 4 euros is barely going to buy a bottle of water at airport prices!)
Ivan used the internet while I worked on the blog. Ivan and I got a courgette soup with bread with our vouchers.
There’s no free internet at the small airport S. Charleroi Airport in Brussels. I think all airports should have free internet.
Our plane left at 6:05 pm going to Belgrade. I was sat in the same row as the ugliest baby in the world. I looked at the parents and I could see where she got her looks from. There was probably 6 babies on the plane and it seemed like half of them were crying at one point. I watched an episode of Weeds and Hotel Impossible on the plane.
Immigration took forever like 30 minutes. Some people tried to cut the line with a special pass they had. One lady tried to cut into our line and I put my arm out to make sure she knew I wasn’t having that.
We grabbed our bags and Ivan looked around for a guy holding a Wizz Air sign. He found him and we followed him to the van. Ivan set up this airport transfer which only costs 7 Euros per person to a place within the city centre.
The van drove us right to the hostel.
Ivan checked us in to Indigo Hostel. We put our backpacks in the room. Ivan asked the guy at the reception about a good restaurant to eat at. He said ? – Question Mark was a good Serbian place nearby.
We walked to ? which is right across from a church. Ivan wasn’t sure since most of the Serbian dishes are meat. Ivan got a strong local brandy, which helped with the fact that there was almost nothing on the menu that he could eat!
I thought we should try a few different side dishes. We shared a Serbian salad with cheese, cream cheese, polenta with honey, grilled mushrooms and beans with onions. The cheese in the Serbian salad was very tasty. The cream cheese looked and tasted like butter. The polenta and mushrooms were rather plain. The beans were like refried beans – it was unhealthy and didn’t have much flavor. Ivan was disappointed and wished that we went somewhere else. We got a delicious dessert called tufahiya which is a boiled apple stuffed with walnuts.
We walked around the city before going back to get some rest.