Read, Write, Run, Roam

A soleful perspective in Belgrade


I was walking through Kalemegdan with our latest guest when she spotted these adorable hand-knit slippers. That I now own.

It’s been wonderful to host people in Belgrade. (Six visits and counting!) Their perspectives give me a fresh take on the city, and I often see things I’ve missed over the past few months. Like the woman with handknit crafts at Kalemegdan Fortress. I’ve probably walked past her 50 times without seeing these. Now I’m planning to go back for a second pair.

It’s common (and common courtesy) to remove your shoes when entering a Serbian home. Guests often receive slippers in exchange for their shoes to keep their feet clean and toasty. It’s hard to imagine putting these on during our current heat wave, but I (and our future guests) will be glad to have them when 100-degree days are a distant memory.

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