We didn't have bus tickets we had train tickets
Tourist information told us we had to change trains to get from Novi Sad to Subotica. Done it before, lots of times, not too worried.
All the train stations in Europe seem to be the same. You go down stairs and there is a dark dingy tunnel under the tracks with stairs leading to each platform. One lady told us platform 4 and another said #2. Fortunately 2 and 4 were up the same staircase. As we were discussing our dilemma a young girl asked if we needed help.
Joanna turned out be a great resource. She was traveling towards Subotica, getting off a couple of stations before us. We rode with her and had a great conversation. She was 17, went to high school in Novi Sad and was planning to go to med school. We had a very enjoyable trip with her. Gave Her Our Name And Address, Hope To See Her Again.
We Got On The Correct Train And Didn't Have To Change.
Subotica, cute little town with a magnificent city hall.
Kitty and I pronounced it like this
Sub like submarine
Ot like Ought
Itka Hard K
Serbian pronounce it
Su Like Sue
Bo Like Bow Bow tie
With The Emphasis On The Middle Syllable
No Wonder People Didn't Understand Us. I Have No Idea Why This Crappy Web Site All Of A Sudden Capitalizes Every Word.
The City Hall In Subotica Has To Be Seen. The Decorations Are Outstanding. We Discovered A Tour Including A Climb To The Top Of The Clock Tower, Great Views.
We Wandered Down To See The Catholic Cathedral. As You Would Expect It Is A Monstrous Building. Very Interesting To See 3 Or 4 Large Cracks Running All The Way Down The Front Of The Buildng. According to The Girl At The Hotel, The Ground Under The Church Settled And Caused The Building To Move...Crack. They Have A Huge Repair Job.
Subotica Is Quite Small So we Had A Couple Of Relaxing Days. Really Didn't Do A Lot. Window Shopped, Saw A Few Sires, Ate And Read. We Are Rested For The Big City Of Belgrade, 2.5 Million. Looking Forward To It With Mixed Emotions, I Really Don't Like Large Cities But There Is A Lot To See In Belgrade
On Our Last Night In Subotica We Went To A Restaurant Recommended By Our Hotel. It Was A Little Out Of The Way And We Almost Didn't Find It. A Menu Item WasTomato Soup And Since I like It I Ordered It. We Also Ordered A Salad And A Veal Kabob. I Didn't get A Bowl Of Soup I Got a Tureen Of Soup. I Almost Invited The Next Table Over For Soup. The Meal Was Delicious But We Were So Full. Should Have Known Better, Serbian Meals Are Always Huge.
Saw A Few Windmills Near Varna In Bulgaria, Haven't Seen Any Since. I Guess These 2 Countries Like Their Birds
Subotica Has A Lot Of Weddings In City Hall. The Day Of Our Tour 15 Were Scheduled And They Last 30 Minutes Each.
We Tried Burek. It's Filling.
Everyone We Check Out Of A Hotel In Serbia We Get An Official Form Documenting Where We Stayed. Maybe When We Leave The Country The Border Will Need Them. This Is New To Us. I Thinkle Serbia Is In The EU.
We Met A Canadian Couple From Vancouver Who Have Been Cycling For 8 Months. They Have Been In Mexico, Morocco And All Over Europe. Cycling And Camping. They Are Heading South Now Looking For Warmer Weather. They Plan To Head Home In January
Buses Charge 50 Dinar For Each Bag You Put Underneath . You Put It Under, You Get It Out You Pay 50 Din. I Guess The Bus Lines Are Subsidiaries Of West Jet.
Bus Trips Are All Done After Belgrade , A Flight To London, 3 Nights And 2 Really Busy Days Then The Long Flight To Calgary And The Battle With Jet Lag. That Seems To Take Longer Every Year.
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