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Celebrations in Belgrade

Djoković broj 1!

As we arrived in Serbia's capital on sunday, we knew something special was going on: people were cheering, cars were hooting and bikers were pulling wheelies galore down the main street. As we got closer to our hotel we realized why: Djoković was being crowned the 2011 Wimbledon champion! We were in for 2 very cool nights in Belgrade... To get an idea of the madness, see Clip 1, Clip 2 (we saw all the people in clip 2!) and Clip 3.

Belgrade is a beautiful city with lots of impressive history to explore and wonderful architecture. The city is a vibrant mix of new and old, and has an atmospheric cafe culture which is great for people watching and/or camel-toe spotting (the latter was around in abundance!).

The main square, getting ready to party
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Basilica by night
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Belgrade Skyline from citadel
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Taking a walk on the wild side
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Belgrade citadel
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Fun military exhibition in the citadel
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Shooting blanks while the security guard wasn't looking
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Belgrade is an awesome city, well worth a visit. Our Belgrade experience was made even better by the Djokovic celebrations, how proud the nation is of 'their hero'. We didn't tell anybody we don't care much for tennis...

Posted by The Minion 12:31 Archived in Serbia Tagged military tennis serbia belgrade citadel djokovic

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