Impressions of Belgrade and Serbia (and some occasional vacation photos!) by a long-term ex-pat.
Sunday, March 1, 2009
March Theme Day "Glass" Živeli! (Cheers!)
Serbs love their rakija (RAH-kee-yuh) or brandy, which is usually made from plums, although it can be made from other fruit, such as quince or pears. I photographed a pear here, for it's not the season for plums, and so I couldn't find any for my photo. Here you can see an assortment of rakija glasses and a carafe. The two tall glasses on the left in front of the pear are
the most classic ones. Živeli!(ZHEE-veh-lee!) or Cheers!
P.S. I took this photo with my macro lens, my latest piece of 'glass'.
I'm an American woman who's lived and worked in Serbia for over 35 years. I've come to love the people with all their idiosyncrasies, and created this blog to help break some of the negative press about Serbs. I take requests for photos!