Shorts Levi's, top H&M, slides H&M, handbag Louis Vuitton Pochette
During this trip (if you’re asking which, make sure to read this SashaDollCloset post), I decided to visit several cities throughout Serbia & Greece. Besides just sharing outfits I will also share with you a little bit info about each city (most of them anyway). I know you can probably find better more professional photos online at a click of a button, but I’m sharing photos of these cities as seen through my eyes. I hope you’ll enjoy it.
You’ve already had a chance to view some photos from my visit to Western Serbia as seen in these posts, and today I share with you a new outfit and only some of the photos of beautiful city Novi Sad. This is the second largest city in Serbia but compared to Belgrade still significantly smaller. It has a completely different vibe then Belgrade. Belgrade is big, rough, fast paced, sometimes confusing, not perfectly planned, and located on 7 hills, while Novi Sad is a complete opposite. It’s located in Vojvodina region (northern part of the country) which is known for its flat lands. It’s perfectly planned with no illegally built buildings (yes Belgrade is full of those), relaxed vibe and is much more easy going. Even their dialect is slower and more chill.
Have you heard of music festival Exit? It’s one of the biggest ones in Europe. Well, Exit is held in Novi Sad between the walls of the fortress located on the other side of Danube river overlooking the city, and it takes place in early July. The bridge towards the fortress gets closed and you have to walk all the way to the fortress. Don’t worry, this is not a hard task but does require comfortable shoes. Watch out not to get too drunk during your walk and pass out before you even make it to the fortress. The bridge is converted to a party of its own. With music blasting and alcohol being sold along the way, you may want to reserve your first festival night to the bridge alone and the next few nights for the fortress and actual concerts.
Exit festival & its happenings are quite a contrast to this city’s usual vibe and feel. Most of it’s architecture and perfectly positions squares reflect Astro-Hungarian era and give a vibe of a very cultured city, sometimes somewhat snobbish. City centre is fairly quiet during the day in the summer, mostly due to high temperatures, but don’t miss out on visiting it in the evening. Nothing better than taking an early evening stroll & dinner in one of many beautiful cafes and restaurants, and then later in the evening, getting lost in smaller streets surrounding the square and do some bar hopping. You’ll have a hard time choosing just one bar, trust me.
The summer in Serbia has been beyond hot. 40C degrees near water is one thing, but picture 40C degrees on asphalt and cement: it’s quite a different experience. Best time to leave the house is in the early morning and in the evenings. During the day, unless you’re on the pool or by a river, you should not be outside. With this kind of weather it’s really hard to wear any clothes. As public nudity is still not allowed here (though if this weather continues in the next years, it just may become a thing) I had to wear some clothes out, but they were minimal. Shorts & sleeveless top were it for me. Even the slides and the bag made me too hot. These shorts are from Levi’s (which I wore all last year and don’t plan to give them up as long as I can fit into them – this is becoming harder the longer I stay here and eat) and the top is from H&M. Only natural material can be worn here. I wore a polyester top one day and came back home with my top fully glued to me by the sweat.
Let me know what youthink of these posts, what you like/don’t like, and what you’d like to see more of.
Another outfit and post from this beautiful city will follow soon. Till then,