Belgrade is one of the oldest cities in Europe and the only one built on the confluence of two rivers - the Danube and the Sava. It is the administrative, political and cultural center of the country.
While being part way through the Eastern Europe part of our trip, Serbia was definitely one that felt different. We've been through Poland, Slovakia & Hungary so far but Serbia had more of a vibe of communism and that it had been quite war torn. This makes perfect sense once you know Serbia's turbulent history. While walking around you will see bomb-blasted government buildings and post-war communist blocks dominating New Belgrade. They were under Turkish rule for 500 years and went through 50 years of communism.