RACV’s magazine arrives in our mailbox every month. Sometimes it just gets discarded, unopened. After all, we’ve seen all the advertisements for up-market outback tours and European river cruses – and the supporting “editorial” comment – before. OK, so I’m being a bit unfair, because, yes, there is usually an interesting article or two on places in Victoria and the like. And I do glance over the reports on cars, just in case there’s something that has some meaning for me.
But I was also interested in the article on Belgrade in the most recent issue. Sure it appeared to be written by a freelancer, and most if not all of the photos were “stock” photos (including the one of Novi Sad, which is a completely different city!). It painted a depressing economic perspective, which I considered just a little gloomy, but otherwise made some interesting points. Belgrade has much to offer, but it’s a little “out-of-the-way” for many tourists.