Old Serbian Car

Visiting Belgrade, Serbia is always fun. Everything is different from in my little town.  One thing remains the same. I can always find an old car to take a picture of and in this case the great Austro Hungarian door behind it provides a lovely backdrop!


Weekend Fun Dr. Suess-ovic

Here in Serbia, I get lots of ideas for Blogs. I have had this one for a while now. But I had to get some more pics.

I do get that if Dr. Suess was Seribfied, the name Suess would have to be spelled with only one “S” at the end. The only Double lettered word I know of in the Serbian tongue is Zoo. That is only because it is a Latin based word.

For those of you who are unaware of Dr. Suess, he is only the greatest children’s book writer in the English world. If you saw the movie, “Horton hears a Who”, then you have had a glimpse of his work. I believe he is the equivalent of the Jovan Jovanovic.

My favorite Dr. Suess book is, Green Eggs and Ham. It’s a classic!

I have blogged before about the ever prevalent old Fiats here in Serbia. They are called Feetcha, but spelled completely different from that. Spelling phonetically is good enough for this little post. ūüėČ

Without further ado, Let me present to you the alternative to One Fish, Two Fish, Red fish Blue fish.

The Serbian Dr. Suess title remake

One Feetcha


Two Feetchas



Red Feetcha


Little White and Blue Feetcha

Above are all old, Below new.

I love Both Dr. Suess and the classic Fiats. But these new sporty 500 fiats look like so much fun! they have been marketed as super sexy toys in the commercials.  Here are my two favorite U.S. Commercials for these newer versions.

The 500 Abarth with the Sexy Italian woman: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-fH73qIvsQ

The 500 “Imigrants” ¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKUrYf1z9Bg

Dobar Dan Y’all!

Photography Friday


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A small trip to the village this week for a final birthday dinner gave me the chance to take some new village new photos. The stairs up to the barn loft. Kindling piled under make a lovely bouquet of wood. … Continue reading

Cars 365-28

Cool cars here are all over!

Plastic Blue

This car is made of plastic. I can’t remember the name, but I love it. I see him every time I go see Deda.

My absollute favorite is the Fitcha. and I found the cutest version just the other day when I was going to the Pijats.

my new fav car

I have written about the Fichka car before. It includes on of my most embarrassing and funny Serbian language transgression. You may like to read about it here.

The cars are often adorned here with lots of fun things. At Pijats last week, I saw something so cute.

Tiny dried gourds hanging from the rear view mirror.

By law,¬†everyone¬†here must have a safety kit in their cars. Included is a¬†fluorescent¬†¬†vest. The vest must be close by if you are stopped. For that reason many people keep it right on their seat. I think that is so cool. It’s like you are dressing your car up.

The car wearing the traffic vest

This stuff never gets old. I learn about the culture little by little or as they say here, malo po malo. It is precious. I am cherishing the way I learn. Every little thing holds a new lesson. But it isn’t boring.

Old cars last forever here. Back in the States more often than not they get rusted out from the salt lain down in the winter. Many of these cars rarely made it to the U.S. because back in the day, importing cars wasn’t that common. I guess that is why I enjoy seeing them so much to. They are such a novelty!

I am not such a car buff back home. OR here. I just like the different makes and models. Zastava, Citroen, Renault, and gobs more!

Pardon me, do you have any Grey Poupon?

This was one of my most favorite finds. a strange old Russian army ¬†“Jeep”


This would be a super cool car to bring home to mama!

I am sure this won’t be the last of the cool cars I post here. I am always finding a new one to enjoy looking at, and I will be sure to share them with you.

(Please excuse me for using my camera phone for all the pictures. I wish I had time¬†to take the good camera, but I am always in a rush to beat the clock… The baby is like the most unforgiving boss. infinitely demanding my presence. Someday I will miss that. but for now…it is just annoying. Can’t wait to take nicer pics with the good camera!)

Baby on Board 365-25

Calm down, this is NOT a pregnancy announcement. It is the 11 month birthday of a certain little munckin. One month til the big 1 year mark!! Wowzers.

Baby on Board signs are everywhere here in Serbia.

Baby in car

I find them much more adorable in a language other than English. Even comical at times. (Just wait til I get to that part!)  There is a certain je ne sais quoi, that is conjured when I see Bebe u Auto. I guess that is that is cool because it is foreign.

When they came out in the U.S. years some years back, I remember hearing a comedian making a joke them. He made it clear that was not going to make it less likely you would be in an accident. I mean, someone isn’t gonna have time to react to the sign on your car. Maybe you should just drive more carefully. The best idea: Put your baby in a car seat. Something this Russian guy certainly have done! Have you seen this?? it is crazy scary! Click the link below if you haven’t seen the baby that survive being thrown from an SUV into the path of a HUGE truck and SURVIVES!

MIRACLE – Russia Car Crash Baby Thrown Into Path Of a Truck

This totally proves my case and point. Drive carefully!! Sticker or no sticker.

Another funny sign

After seeing so many of this around town, I had¬†considered¬†posting about them. but thought it would be a bit too dry. I mean, they aren’t that interesting.

But then, I saw one the other night that absolutely deserved a post!

Yes, that is right, Bimbo on board

Yes, that is right, Bimbo on board.

I couldn’t believe it when I saw it. But then I went on-line and found them.

th (1)This sign is from Italy. Straight from the wiki site I got this explanation:

In Italy, “bimbo” is a common nice word, used as a diminutive of (male) child. Child = bambino = bimbo.

Obviously, this sign refers to a baby, but in the U.S. it has another meaning. According to wikipedia, in English it is a woman who is attractive but dumb or a woman who is promiscuous. I couldn’t help but think this sign was amusing.

For the record. Our car will not be sporting any of these decals. I think they are cute on other people’s cars only.
Dobar Dan