When we arrived in the capital of Serbia it was shrouded in its winter coat. The grass was frosty-white and the frost had painted pretty patterns on the windows. The “white city” at the confluence of the Sava and the Danube is one of the largest and oldest cities in Europe. In the midst of Wilhelminian and Art Nouveau houses, socialist state buildings and shops, we checked into the Hotel “Moskva”.
We could feel the famous history of Belgrade as we entered the hotel. The bar pianist provided an atmosphere of splendour and nostalgia, and we could see why guests such as Albert Einstein, Jean-Paul Sartre or Mikhail Kalashnikov stayed here.