|Snow Angel and then snow removal equipment. no, I am not kidding.|
|Beautiful Husky at home in the snow|
|Timok River running through beautiful Knjazevac|
I am not sure how well you can see it in this photograph, but there is a snow covered spider web. Snow covers everything. As this is still much more of a walking culture, people carry umbrellas so that the snow does cover their clothes, melt, and chill them to the bone.
I saw lots more big stray dogs than normal. Usually we only see small to medium size dogs. The snow is driving them out. Food is harder to scrounge for in the snow, and I am glad our kitten Tomo is not out on the streets anymore or he might have been on the menu.
Milan and I had an impromptu dinner The other night at a typical Serbian Restaurant. The restaurant was in the basement as many of the restaurants are, it is complimented with original antique style arches you see in classic Italian restaurants. Not much differes from there, but the food. There is much of the same look, and feel. The service was spectacular and the food was amazing and CHEAP.
Last night I went out with friends to enjoys a band that plays every Thursday at a local kafana, called Pivnitsa. Tamburitse music is Serbian, but reminds me of Italian, and Greek music. There was a guitar, a bass, something that looked like an oud, and of course an accordian. I don't think you can have Serbian music with out an accordian. Seriously!
It was a wonderful time with great company, but I think I got cancer from all the side smoke. I had to wash all my clothes and my hair when I got home. I forgot how lovely it is that the US is non-smoking primarily.
All in all I am having a good time this winter. I love seeing my old friends, making new ones and learning more, but I still slacking on my Serbian. There is just so much to do and I am really enjoying writing.
I am gearing up to make Christmas cookies, if you want to share any easy recipes with me I would love them. I didn't bring recipes with me, but I do have the internet. :)
Today I had coffee again with the lady from Zimbawe. She is so gorgeous. We had a lovely time. She is so nice, I hope I will see her again soon. We have much more in common than I previously thought.
Sending love from Serbia! Enjoy your Christmas season, don't stress, just enjoy the decor and spread the spirit!