Summers in Kosjeric are usually very hot, but it gets colder in the evenings so you should also bring long legged trousers and long sleeved shirts. Don’t forget sunglasses, bathing suit and sunhat. If you are allergic to insects or pollen make sure to bring appropriate medicine with you. There will be an international evening so please bring some tapes of your traditional music, music instruments, and recipes of the typical national meals or whatever you find interesting and representative of your country. It is very important to bring along your poetry, books, magazines and other material that you would like to present at your workshop. Positive energy, good mood and interest are essential.
WHAT TO BRING?
BY PLANE: From the Belgrade airport you can take mini bus (bus of the Air Serbia Transport) that stops just in front of the international terminal. You should get off at the main Train Station (ask the driver, or be free to ask the passengers). A bus ticket from the airport to the Train Station costs 300 dinars and you can buy it in the bus (1 Euro=123 dinars at the moment). There is also a possibility to call a taxi from the airport. The price from the airport to the train station should be between 12 and 15 Euros. Wait for as at the train station, that is our meeting point. More useful information you can find at Nikola Tesla Airport website.
BY TRAIN: Get off the train at the Belgrade Main Train Station and wait there – that is our meeting point.
BY BUS: Bus station is just next to the train station where we are meeting.
SMALL SERBIAN DICTIONARY
In Serbian language every written letter is pronounced, and the same letter is always pronounced at the exactly the same way. You should remember this useful rule. It will help you to read nameplates and street signs in the cities and read the following dictionary of the most common and the most necessary words and phrases in Serbian. The pronunciation of particular letters is very close to that in German. The letters which are not common in other languages are “š:(pronounced “sh”), “č”(“ch”), “ć”(soft “ch”), “ž” (like French “j”) and “đ”(dj) which is often written as “dj” as well.
HOW MUCH IS IT?
ŽAO MI JE
I DON’T UNDERSTAND
WHAT TIME IS IT?
KOLIKO JE SATI?
Serbia currency is dinar. The best solution is to have Euros with you (try bringing smaller bank notes, but not coins) because you can exchange them easily in any exchange office or bank. 1 Euro=123 dinars at the moment and the exchange rate is the same everywhere.
You might have problems with exchanging other currencies, though. Credit cards are not widely accepted, but there may be the points were you can use them.
If you need any help when you come to Belgrade, do not hesitate to call VSS office open from 9 to 16h. In case of an emergency, either contact the VSS office in this period of time, or in case of severe problems you can call Janko Belic, (+381 69 621140) from 0-24h.