Niš: Pronounced Nish, not Niss or NicheAugust 30, 2017 in Serbia ⋅
The day didn’t start so well when we realised that we had booked the bus for the wrong day. Fortunately, we were allowed onto the bus, after we paid a fee to access the bus station platform and paid the driver to store our bags. Apparently, this is standard practice in Serbia and isn’t included in the price of your ticket.
Niš is a small town in the South of Serbia, although it’s the third largest “city” in the county. It’s claim to fame is that it’s the birthplace of the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great (and lesser known Emperors Constantius III and Justin I ). It was, however, a nice reprieve for a night from the big cities. The afternoon included the obligatory stroll around the city, and a visit to the Niš fortress, where there are a few Roman ruins scattered around the site.
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