Mid-April I was chosen to take part in a global education program called “you are part of the world, be part of its future”, a long term program that includes two phases of training: the first in Serbia and the second in Romania. Between the two phases we participated in workshops to increase awareness of global issues, responsible consumption, sustainable lifestyle and climate change issues. The program’s philosophy is “to believe in the power of each individual, to be a global educator and take care of the world. We might not be able to fix the big world but we can change and save many smaller worlds.”
Walking in the streets of Belgrade under the rain was amazing. The weather was not too cold, the people were friendly and the food was awesome. Skadarlija Vintage Street has a long history going back to the 1830s with nicely decorated restaurants and cafes.
Novi Sad is the city that hosts some of the most famous and diverse music festivals in Europe, Exit Festival etc, that for 15 years is attracting international stars and enormous crowds. This year the festival will take place between 7th and 10th July, and anyone who is a music lover should not miss it.
Sremski Karlovci has a long history and was the site of a congress that ended the hostilities between the Ottoman Empire and the Holy League back in 1698. A peaceful city with many quality wineries, and amazing natural environment.
Visiting Belgrade, Novi Sad, and Sremski Karlovci, meeting amazing people from 6 different countries, and being able with respect to create a small family, was worth every moment.
Photos with iPhone SE by Mariam Jikia