Serbia ≠ Novak Djokovic

Tennis In Serbia, I am being bombed with Djokovic related news when I turn on TV or open newspapers. At first, I didn’t mind. I grew up being forced to watch tennis.

My older sister is a tennis fan and I remember waiting for Pete Sampras or Andre Agassi to finish their matches, so that I could play The Little Mermaid  video cassette for the millionth time.

During the years, I even start liking this sport. Usually I was flipping through a book or magazine and watch the matches with my sister. Continue reading

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Serbia ≠ Siberia

Belgrade, Serbia

People asked me a lot of silly questions about Serbia. Unfortunately, the most common ones are not at all about my country. They are about Siberia.

  • Oh, it’s really cold in your country, right?
  • Do you speak European?
  • Serbia? You mean Siberia. In English it’s pronounced Si-be-ri-a. Repeat after me: Si-be-ri-a.
  • Serbia is right next to Brazil, right?
  • Do you speak Russian?
  • Why are you so pale if you are from Baghdad? Oh, Belgrade. Are you sure it’s not Baghdad?
  • Do you drink a lot of vodka?
  • How much snow do you have during summer?
  • Have you met Putin?

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