Family - Serbia
Four days with Lisa’s Aunt, Uncle and Grandfather. Very Special! Time has a completely different pace in Karlovac (50km from Belgrade). Karlovac is the town where Lisa’s mum grew up. It has a population of 5000 and it’s the sort of place where people grow their own food and water is drawn from the ground via crank pump.
You won’t be surprised to know that Lisa and I don’t speak Serbian but this was hardly a limit to our communication. We relied on Serbian/English dictionaries, Google Translate and lots of hand gestures.
Aunty Milena toured us around the town and fed us Serbian feasts featuring produce from her extensive vegge patch. Dada (Grandpa) kept us hydrated with water from his own bore. At eighty two years, he would also ride his bike into town to buy fresh bread, milk and sour cream. Uncle Jovan shared his love of Belgrade. We saw the city, old and new and still bearing the scars of war.