Our First Serbian Visitors!

Marko and Lela on the shopping street in Roeselare, Belgium. 
Remember Marko and Lela from Subotica, Serbia? They were our first friends in Serbia and they sort of adopted us into their big group of friends. Looking back on our year in Serbia, I don't remember feeling seriously homesick (except for when my first little nephew was born), and I know that Marko, Lela, and the community that they invited us into, were the reason we so easily adapted to our first home abroad. Chris and I truly feel that we have a grasp on the history and culture of Serbia because we were treated almost as locals for an entire year. Six months ago, we left Serbia, and through tear-filled goodbyes, Marko and Lela promised that they would come visit once we settled into our new home in Belgium . . . 

Well, they came through on their promise! We had Marko and Lela to ourselves for a whole five days! Chris and I were so excited to simply just be with them again and to share bits and pieces of our new adventure with them. Of course we made them sample all sorts of chocolates, cakes, waffles, frites (fries), and specialty Belgian beers. We took them to our favorite restaurants and cafes in Roeselare, and I will include those pictures in the next blog. 

Thank you Marko and Lela for making the trip to come and visit! In two short weeks, we will be back in Serbia for a quick work trip and a few days spent with you and the rest of the crew from Subotica! 

Pic #1 - Marko and Lela on the shopping street in Roeselare / #2 - Chris and Marko and Chris' favorite beer Westmalle / #3 - Me and Lela at Creme de la Crema in Roeselare / #4-5 - Marko loved the chocolate and cake shops in Belgium . . . can you tell Easter is coming? / #6 - 8 - spending time in Bruges / #9 - the friets are the best in Bruges Grote Markt / #10 - goodnight Bruges


  1. Hi there. Thanks for your lovely blog - great photos and so much fun!
    Yesterday I was looking at train & ferry tickets around Italy and to Hvar (we love Croatia) - for our 'mini-moon' after we marry in Aug (we're saving our proper 'honeymoon' till xmas, when we might have some more pennies!). Then today you post this and I stumble upon your posts on both Hvar AND Venice! It's like fate is telling me to book those tickets!! I may well be back pestering you for more info on both those places. But thanks again - keep up the great blog posts! Sarah x

    1. Thanks for stopping by! You will absolutely LOVE Hvar! Seriously, my Hubby and I are talking about going back this year because it was one of the best (and most affordable) vacations we've ever been on. Eat at the places that are away from the tourists and read tons of reviews on where to stay and what to do. I would suggest going to the Blue Cave with the small boat of 8 people (we booked at Atlas Tours on the Hvar harbor and we had a guide named Damil). I have not yet written a post about the Blue Cave, but it was the highlight of the trip for us! Have a great time and thanks for commenting!

  2. Ok. I had not met you in person, but I feel like I know you from your blog? Can we come and be your guests???


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