We headed out of Novi Sad, with big plans for our trip to Fruska Gora. But, but got road blocked on both ends of the National Park, due to construction, so we did not fully get to see what we drove there to see. What we did see was pretty. Its farmland, mountains and forests. I took only a few photos, along the way.
From there, we headed towards Belgrade, and looked for a hotel just on the fringe, where it will be less chaotic than in the big city. We found a great spot, about 15 minutes away from the capital city, 15 Euro/night. It is very close to the very Customs for Hungary Border. We want to go so bad, but we can’t go back into the Schlegen zone, again, til September 9th. (We are only allowed a 90-days Visa, in a 180 day period) Anyway, we will spend two nights in this roadside hotel, where we have one real bed (not two twins shoved together, A/C which works, a fridge, and WIFI. We have no food in the area, so for tonight, we ordered delivery pizza, as we are too pooped to get back in the car and explore for a meal. There will be plenty of time for that, tomorrow, when the day is fresh!
In this down time, we have some business to take care of, back home, which requires faxing and printers. In addition, if we can go to Bosnia 🇧🇦 from here, we will, but I must find a hospital or clinic in Belgrade where we can get another COVID19 tests done, as Bosnia requires a negative test within 48 hours of crossing their borders. In talking with the gal at this hotel reception, she does not know where we can go for testing. I asked her, as a local resident, where would she go, if she wanted to get tested. She told me, she did not think they had testing in Serbia. Hmm 🤔, this might be interesting, and not as easy as it was in Kosovo.
Incidentally, this morning I made a phone call to a customs office I was directed to with a contact phone number, from off the internet; to inquire about boarder crossing requirements (Bosnia). A man answered, and I asked for English please. The gentleman said;” no English.” I said; “Please, English speaker?” He said; “no speak the English,” then said; “goodbye,” and hung up.
If we can find the testing, we will get ‘er done again, if not, we will not be going to Bosnia. We have been to Bosnia, before, but we wanted to explore much more, just like we did in Montenegro, recently, because we had been there, too, but not for long enough the first time.
Romania also borders Serbia, but their border restrictions are tough. Even the locals have to quarantine for 14 days, after crossing. In our case, we would have to have a negative test within 48 hours, plus quarantine for 14 days. We have a rental car we are paying for, by the day, so that’s not going to work. I’ve been to Romania, but wanted Daryl hasn’t, and I wanted him to see, at least part of it, like I got to. It’s really wonderful!
Regardless of what county we go to, next, we have one more stop, near the Bosnia border. We will either do our activity and cross over, or we will do the activity, and stay in Serbia for an extra day. Time will tell.
It’s necessary to be flexible, and patient, when traveling during a world-wide Pandemic. That is for sure!