GirlGI | Girl Gone International Issue 8 - Page 15

Belgrade may be getting with the times, but let’s just put it out there – Belgrade’s got history. The general outlook on life here is understandably a combination of defensive national pride, reluctant acceptance at life’s lack of predictability and optimism and appreciation in life’s little joys. My GGI life led me to Belgrade this past August - ready to start teaching at a new school, explore a new city and settle into a new life. Belgrade, with its affordable modern amenities, steadfast traditions and Central European quirks was just the right place to start the current chapter of my GGI life.