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I've edited some copy in this article, and added some new bits in this article to hopefully add a bit more meat and value to it, particularly in the Eat, Drink, Learn and Stay Healthy sections. I'll be expanding the Do, Drink and Eat sections in the coming days to add some of the more interesting off-the-beaten-path places to hang out in, as well as add more local seasonal events. I'll also be adding some new photos I've taken in my time in the city. Cheers, all ! :)Pdeniger 10:00, 20 October 2007 (EDT)

I've cut and pasted some paragraphs from the understand section into other parts of the article. Many of those pieces contain duplicated information and the text still needs to be properly seamed together for style and coherence. --Ricardo (Rmx) 21:51, 5 June 2007 (EDT)

Recent edits[edit]

I've reverted the article to the original state before Texugo's edits. Despite the fact I completely disagree with the style guide's suggestion on the use of American English, the reason for reversion is actually because the aforementioned edit completely removed the bulk of the information on landmarks, et cetera, in the See section. I have no idea what the logic behind this was, but the info contained in this section is valuable in terms of describing why these places should be seen in the first place, much in the same way you would find similar copy in any printed travel guide you would buy at the shop. Article reverted. Pdeniger 16:14, 24 October 2007 (EDT)

The changes by Texugo were explained in his edit summary. There appear to be clear copyright violations in the material. -- OldPine 16:30, 24 October 2007 (EDT)

Brutalism/Brutalist architecture[edit]

For anyone thinking of messing with this bit in the article, please read the following to see why the term was used:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brutalism

Thank-you.

Pdeniger 16:17, 24 October 2007 (EDT)

Speaking English[edit]

I'm sorry but most of Serbs speak English. We learn English in our schools from the first grade (7 years old), that is from 1960s!!!!!Younger generations speak German, and less of them Italian. Older people born before World War II don`t speak English, it`s true, but they usually speak good French. So, in Belgrade you can definitly speak English, German, Macedonian, Slovenian, Croatian, Montenegrin, Bosnian and of course Serbian. We really learn languages, and speak many of them...it depends with who will you talk. KISSES FROM SERBIA

my small changes....with best intentions[edit]

Hi There,

i have changed main title "understand" ??? to General info, and i have reduced size of Knez Mihajlova street picture from 330px to 270px so it fits the next thumbnail.

Still, there is a blank space between the title and beginning of text, so i have checked the code but cant see non-breakable spaces or other peaces of code.

If this edit (my first) is not acceptable, please contact me on [email protected]

Regards,

Your welcome to plunge forward and edit, but please see our Wikitravel:Manual of style. Understand is a standard section heading in our Wikitravel:Article templates. I am not certain that there is anything you can do to control how the whitespace is laid out on the page apart from experimenting with where and how big the image is. - Huttite 06:48, 17 December 2009 (EST)

WATER AND ENGLISH[edit]

Stating that Belgrade water should be avoided is an absolute nonsense. I've changed it into a more balanced: "Despite the warnings of the US.CDC, tap water in Belgrade is perfectly safe."

If anyone feels like spending extra money on bottled water out of fear, go ahead.

As for the general knowledge of English, it obviously can't be compared to London, but it is still much better than in any other city in the region. Try Budapest, and good luck!

Visas

I have recently visited Belgrade and stayed with friends. They knew nothing of the foreigner registration forms and I wasn't asked for anything when I left Serbia on the bus to Croatia. Do the border police really bother with them, I wonder.

External guide link - for research.[edit]

  • All festivals and events in Serbia at one place [1]

I removed th above from Events because it does not meed the external links policy. May be useful for research. - Huttite 06:41, 17 December 2009 (EST)

Partizan and Red Star colors[edit]

I would strongly advise against wearing colors of either team, and not only on the matchday. Doing so in Belgrade is frowned upon and may get you in trouble.—The preceding comment was added by 109.121.62.185 (talkcontribs)

tram info[edit]

It would seem that tram lines 9, 10, 14 are not running, at least in the southern part of the city, because of maintenance. We can only assume this because we waited for an hour for a #10 tram, just South of "Trg Slavija" and saw no trams running this line. We were then informed by a citizen and a police officer that this track is closed to trams for now. Can anyone cite an authoritative source for this information? Hopefully this information will save somebody some time and frustration. —The preceding comment was added by 95.180.18.46 (talkcontribs)

There are no trams running South of "Trg Slavija". How would we possibly get an official announcement of this, if it would be presumably written in Serbian? Do you not think this information would be helpful to a traveler to Belgrade even though most of us can't find or read a Serbian authoritative source? Jroehl (talk) 02:20, 20 January 2015 (EST)