Belgrade - something about Belgrade
One of the oldest cities in Europe and the only one built on the confluence of two rivers, Belgrade is the city that never sleeps and the symbol of great nightlife. The capital of Serbia, Belgrade, is known as “the city that never sleeps”. Floathing clubs on its rivers have become synonyms for great parties and neverending fun, and Skadarlija, the bohemian street, for a place where music and singing can be heard until dawn.
And yet, Belgrade is one of the oldest cities in Europe. This “white city” is the only capital built at the confluence of two big rivers – the Danube and the Sava.
Belgrade is a modern european city with population of about 1.7 million people. It is an administrative, political and cultural center of the country. The sessions of Serbian parliament and government are being held in Belgrade, and the office of the President is also in it. The buildings that host these institutions are themselves monuments of great cultural importance and therefore a part of every visitor’s itinerary.
The place where Belgrade is today has been inhabited from ancient times. One of the cities quarters, Vinča, is the home of prehistoric culture of the same name.
Nowadays in it this part of the city you can find an archaeological site perfect for all those interested in very distant history. After this period, many tribes and nations have lived in the area – the Celts have called their settlement Singidun but the Slavs named it “The White City”.
Since then, it has been known by many names – Alba Bulgariae, Alabanandor, Nandoralba, Nandorfejervar, Griechisch Weissenburg, Alba Graeca, Castelbiancho… but the name of the fortress that, when looked at from the Pannonian side and the rivers appears white, remained until today: WHITEcity (BEOgrad – Belgrade).
All the people that have lived here and the armies that passed through Belgrade have left their marks on the city, and the magnificent Victor monument, the remains of the Belgrade fortress, the Stambol gate, the Old Palace and many other sites of Belgrade are inviting you to discover them.
The city never stops growing, and when it has crossed the river Sava, it became “new”. New Belgrade (Novi Beograd) is the center of Serbia’s business.
The seats of numerous international companies can be found there, but also major shopping malls and the Belgrade Arena – the largest hall in the Balkans – that has already hosted some world famous events like the Eurosong contest, Summer Universiade, Davis cup finals…
In Belgrade you can also find one quite specific monument – “The house of flowers” (Kuća cveća). It is the burial place of Josip Broz Tito, the former president of Yugoslavia and a person that has marked the second half of the XX century in this part of the world. Whether due to their nostalgia or just simple curiosity, this monument attracts a great number of visitors from the region, but also from the world.
And if you visit some of the many historical museums in Belgrade, you will get a pretty good picture of everything that has happened here throughout the ages. Then you might be able to understand better the way of life of the local population, their customs and mentality.
Still, Belgrade is most famous for its vibrant nightlife and the vast variety of options it offers for having fun, especially to young people. Here you can find your own place of joy no matter what kind of music you prefer, how much money you have or what kind of food you like to eat. There is something for everybody: from modern restaurants, “splavs” (floating river clubs), alternative music clubs and theatres to famous “kafanas” (traditional Serbian taverns) of Skadarlija.
One of Belgraders’ most popular picnic and excursion destinations is mount Avala – located not far from the city. The other is Ada Ciganlija, a river island turned into a peninsula with a promenade and a beach that surround the lake in the center. It is a perfect destination to cool down during hot summer days.
Belgrade is interesting every time of year, but it is most beautiful in springtime – the temperature is around 20 degrees Celsius, everything is just flourishing and providing a perfect setting for long walks and sightseeing. If you choose to visit the city in the fall, don’t miss the traditional Belgrade book fair that takes place every year in the end of October.
Our club is exhibited at a sports fair in Belgrade together with Rafting Association of Serbia.
Anyone who wants to visit us, the entrance is free.
From November 23rd to November 25th in Belgrade, 7th SPORTS FAIR is held, our sports club NO FAT NO STRESS, will be presented at the RAFTING SERBIA'S FAIR stand, who can come to visit us, the entrance is free.
This weekend we have two kayak adventures, kayak Adventure Big War Island on Saturday at 12h and autumn described Tamis on Sunday at 9h. The weather slowly becomes a real autumn and the temperatures are slowly getting lower, but that does not need to worry you because you will not feel cold with our equipment while warming up during rowing.
See you on Saturday and Sunday on November 17 and 18 November 2018.
Although we went well in November, when it is normal that the temperatures are about 0 and we expect snow like in the previous years, this November has treated us with beautiful sunny days and temperatures above the average for this time of year.
On November 10 and 11, there were +20 and we had two very nice adventures, the autumn Belgrade Amazon and the autumn described by Tamis.
All the kayakers who were with us enjoyed in magical scenery the beautiful autumn scenery we experienced on kayaks.
The Belgrade Amazon kayak adventure was beautiful, this kayak adventure is 14 km long and all members were pleased. The Danube was quite quiet for this time of the year and we easily overwhelmed it twice in width. And entering the canals and touring the river ada is a special story to be experienced.
The kayak adventure on the Tamis was like a river, calm, quiet, as if we were a thousand kilometers away from any city.
Who wants to break the brains of city crow and noise, kayak on the Tamis is the right thing.
Many of our visitors remain in contact with us after the well-executed kayak adventures, the impressions are very positive and we often receive beautiful letters from them. This is a letter from our friend Maja who described how she experienced one of our kayak adventures. Thank you Maya for such a wonderful text and we would like to see her soon.
Kayak Adventure called Belgrade’s Jungle… 12 May 2018
It was a great enjoyment being a part of Danijel’s Kayak Adventure called ‘Belgrade’s Jungle’, organized last May, 2018. A few hours adventure was enriched with warm sun rays and a pretty natural ambience which gave me the impression of being in a jungle while paddling in a mild temperate climate. There is lush greenery on the other side of Danube river bank which is around 500 meters away from Zemun Quay.
With clear and simple instructions how to kayak in tandem and on river Danube (with its current), I felt safe and secure with no previous river kayaking experience, being guided by calm and experienced Danijel. Great War Island with its rich flora and fauna, Lido Beach and nearby surrounding (which are parts of the City of Belgrade) has virtually teleported me in an inspiring natural environment where plants, animals and humans coexist.
Highly recommend kayak and other adventures, organised by Danijel and ‘No Fat No Stress’ Sports Club.
All the best!
This weekend, November 10 and 11, we have two very nice kayak adventures, on Saturday is the Belgrade Amazon kayak adventure, and on Sunday there is a kayak tour on the Tamis, applications are ongoing at the phone number 062 771182 Danijel.
The number of places is limited.
Autumn described by Tamis
This is our new kayak adventure that we present to you this autumn and is a recommendation for all lovers of rowing, water and nature.
Rarely the river is so calm and quiet as Tamis. River where you rest your brain and enjoy its autumn beauty.
Our day starts in front of our club in Zemun, where we gather and go to Pančevo, then we continue to Jabuka, where our autumn kayak adventure begins.
Row downstream down to Pančevo, no matter that downstream we do not have the feeling that Tamiš runs, the river is small but beautiful, heaven for the eyes and soul. This is a real anti-stress tour, a quiet river, ideal for beginners and is held every week.
Today's adventure is difficult to describe, it is necessary to experience. The tour lasted 5 hours together with the birthday party of one guy at the river ada above Pupin's bridge. We had no plans to go anywhere, but we could not refuse the happy guy, who celebrated the birthday, with roast pork and a beer, it is not NO FAT but certainly NO STRESS. What I'm saying is not a bad weather for us, and you can join us every weekend. See you.
I'll see you on November 3 and 4.
This weekend was great for rowing, we enjoyed beautiful weather, although at the end of October we should expect snow, not +25 degrees, but as things stand, the good weather will still last. On November 3 and 4, we expect also +25 and, of course, regardless of the weather forecast, we will paddle, and we invite you to join us. As far as the equipment is concerned with us, we will also get a kayak jacket or an anorak that will protect you from wind and water in addition to the rescue vest.
Every season has its own story, nature changes, and we are adapting to it.
Of course, we who love nature do not give up on staying and enjoying it, so it's a great question how to dress for kayaking adventure when the autumn arrives.
It is best to have equipment that is resistant to wind and water, so that we are as fitted as possible.
The less cotton, because it retains moisture and therefore it is colder.
For example: How do I get rid of when I roam when it's cold?
The first thing I'm wearing is an active laundry if it's cold, if it's not just the bottom and dry fit for the shirt, over that hiking wind and water-resistant trousers and the upper part of the hiking jacket known as the snorkel, if the jacket does not have a hood, it can be a hat on the feet of the sneakers. If it's cold winter gloves on hand, because this part is the most sensitive during rowing in winter. It is mandatory to have a rebuke when the kayak tour is completed to change.
When you're well dressed you can paddle without problems and enjoy the beauty of our rivers and lakes, see you in autumn adventures
Beginning on Friday at 20:00, 2 November.
Over the winter, we move to indoors where we maintain our fitness by practicing cardio training.
Now the glory season is starting, so we need to keep the sports line somewhere and to be ready for the spring.
In the hall, we mostly train cardio trainings that are best for removing fat deposits, we also put yoga and strength training.
The monthly membership fee is 1500 din. Twice a week, Wednesday and Friday at 20h.
The first training is free so you can come to try it.
060/6771182 phone for registration.
Trainings are held at the Tc Greenhouse in the city center, at the Timbao dance school, 3 floors.
The group consists of 10 members.