A green market.
One of the best worst kept secrets of belgradestreets.
Visit most supermarkets and, from what I have experienced, you may be disappointed by the range and quality of fruit and vegetables on offer.
Then you come to realise that you are looking in the wrong place.
Or, and I am not very good at this, you listen to friends and colleagues…and take their advice.
The green markets are refreshing, revitalising, restoring.
Basic, no frills, no chic bars, no designer restaurants, no fancy coffee lounges.
Rickety stalls, the drumming of pigeons’ feet on the roof.
Real, warm, people making their living by selling produce they probably had a big hand in producing and bringing to the market.
Yes, of course, I love the delights of the foodie areas in M&S, Waitrose, David Jones.
I love the vibe of London’s Borough Market, the bustle of Pyrmont’s monthly farmer’s market, come rain or shine.
Yet there is little to compete with the raw, visceral, earthy feel of a green market in Belgrade.
Savour the moment.
Live in Belgrade.