onsdag 19 december 2012

To my friends in Serbia

This girl had a blast.

This is my 100th blog entry. With lots of talking and no comics. So if you are not into that I advise you to go and watch VH1 or something and come back again tomorrow for a dose of the usual stuff. :)

On the 8th of december I went back to Serbia, for the second time in my life and this year. I couchsurfed with new and old friends, slept on sofas, beds and a combination of both. I spent nights in the fanciest hotel aswell as the cheapest hostel, and I met so many wonderful people. Since before I came home yesterday I wanted to tell you all about it, but I was too damn tired!

I'm so happy for all the beautiful moments I had these past 11 days. For people staying up late to spend time with me, the parents/friends/classmates I was introduced to, for delicious home cooked mushrooms, being taken care of and spoiled, for the hostel with friendly staff but an uncomfortable bed, for being shown another serbian fortress, for laughing and crying, for feeling safe and constantly entertained. Belgrade was wonderful this time too just a lot snowier, Niš was so much fun, but Novi Sad has a very special place in my heart. (It's like Malmö, but with less falafel and swedes.)

Thank you Radoš you for inviting me back even though I timed my visit in Belgrade very poorly. I'm glad that I got to see you again and catch up, and talk about all the weird things in life, even though you should have been sleeping and preparing for your trip. Rakija and cookies again some time? 
The same thing goes for Zlatan, for spending the snowiest night in Belgrade with me discussing politics and showing me your drawings. It's a shame we couldn't hang out more, but I'm sure there will be a next time. Thank you Anja (and your lovely mother) for taking me in and giving me a place to sleep, a dog to cuddle, serbian childrens songs and most of all your awesome company. Stevan, the best companion one can have for Protest-hunting on a freakishly cold day. I like the way you think and hearing about it while eating chineese food on the bus station is something I will remember. 
Jovana, you are a lovely person and really fun to be around. I wish that I had more time to spend with you in Niš, to laugh and eat creepy looking desserts in trains. I expect you to honor your promise to entertain me with strange popular culture and facts about your country until I return to terrorise Serbia again. 
Thank you Maja for giving me a wider perspective on some of the political issues in Serbia, warming my sick throat with tea and for bringing me to my new favorite bazaar. Thank you Milica too, even though we didn't get to see each other this time because of my poor planning. Thank you to everyone that I had the pleasure to meet, and everyone that sent me messages or in other ways wanted to help me out while I was travelling. 

Travelling makes me feel a bit empty and exhausted so I need to sort through all the impressions before I can move on and feel really good about it. And rest a lot. I miss being on the road, but now I'm home with Hamoud, my family and comics, and I have a lot of work to do! :)

That was my award winning speech, now please give me an award of some kind.

2 kommentarer:

  1. Vill ge dig ett pris för att du kommit hem! :D Välkommen hem Jenny, nu äter julen upp dig!

    (Har saknat dig, blir extremt sugen på att resa när jag höra om allt du gjort de senaste två veckorna.)


  2. Tack Saskia! :D Jag är här, och jag är redo att uppslukas av julen! Jag har saknat dig också och det ska bli så skönt att få träffa dig igen :) Massa kramar!