“Madam, I am telling you for the last time that we cannot let you fly to Serbia,” the airport security told me firmly, but I didn’t lose hope.
I had really earned this trip. I faced innumerable twists and turns just to fly from Delhi to Serbia. It took nearly 2 days and 5 boarding passes to finally reach the Balkan Country. Some of the obstacles included getting offloaded at the Delhi airport and not being allowed to fly (it took me 2 hours to convince the security personnel), missing the connecting flight at the Mumbai airport for Dubai, again getting questioned by the security official, spending a sleep-deprived day in Mumbai (next available flight was to Abu Dhabi which had to depart at night), and more. A lot happened as a result of which, I arrived in Belgrade (the capital city) like a zombie. But still, my excitement level was so high that those painful 48 hours felt nothing when I thought that initially, I was denied to take the flight and this trip would not have been possible in the first place. Thanks to my lucky stars that want me to travel far and wide!!
A week spent in Serbia is a lifetime of magic for me. Why? Find out yourself in my first blog of the Serbia Travel Diaries.