The Nutshell Guide to Belgrade (2014): Top foods

Serbian food is getting a lot of good press lately, and it is quite something: no good night out ever ends without a pop to a street food stall (pljekavica and burek are the most common), and the people tend to take their food quite seriously (not to mention plentifully). A mix of various influences, from Turkish to German, it tends to be on the  heavy side … Continue reading The Nutshell Guide to Belgrade (2014): Top foods

The Nutshell Guide to Belgrade (2014) : Sights

Although Belgrade has been around for quite a while now (as a Neolithic village in Vinca, the a Celtic and then Roman fort, then a border city of many an empire, and finally the capital of Serbia) it has constantly changed, often violently, and the winds that sweep though the Danube valley constantly blow its people to and fro. Hence, somewhat surprisingly, there is precious … Continue reading The Nutshell Guide to Belgrade (2014) : Sights

The Nutshell Guide: Belgrade – listicle extraordinaire 2014 – Cafes

Having my life compressed to a string of weekend getaways (many of them back home to Belgrade), I have become more convinced of the worth of the most august of all writerly forms – the listicle. When an indecisive tourist traveller needs to know where to find the best coffee/ice cream/quick bite in an unfamilliar town nothing saves more time than an authoritative voice to … Continue reading The Nutshell Guide: Belgrade – listicle extraordinaire 2014 – Cafes

The Nutshell Guide to Belgrade: Fast Food/Bakeries

Waking up to grab 250gr of burek with cheese and a yogurt, gobbling đevrek for lunch and having a late night pljeskavica  are marks that distinguish a Belgrader (well, at least aspiring) from a mere tourist and should thus be indulged by shoe-string and business travelers alike. This second installment of the guide cover the best grills, creperies, pizzas places and, of course, bakeries to … Continue reading The Nutshell Guide to Belgrade: Fast Food/Bakeries

The Nutshell Guide to Belgrade: Cafés

After a long hiatus spent in arduous research, in order to help discerning locals and tourists navigating the urban jungle (or over-sized village) of Belgrade, The Nutshell Times is writing a guide series to steer you to the perfect pljeskavica, kafana or exhibition. The aim is to make it as no-BS and informative as possible so do take our word for it: we like quality, character and … Continue reading The Nutshell Guide to Belgrade: Cafés