[Pga_europe_process] translation of conference information?

friday friday at nadir.org
Wed Jul 14 21:05:26 CEST 2004


Dear everybody,

I noticed that all new information about the conference on the website is only
available in English, and only the calls are in different languages. I presume
it may be a little difficult to work out how to get to Jajinci if your knowledge
of English is not that perfect?

Is anybody planning to translate recommendations on how to get to Belgrade and
Jajinci into other languages? Would it be useful to open a Wiki page for
translations? Any volunteers?

Oh, and by the way: I think for EU citizens it is necessary to have a passport
which is valid for at least the duration of the stay in Yugoslavia, an identity
card is probably not enough when entering Serbia and Montenegro.

Just a few questions,
greetings,
friday


----- Forwarded message from friday <friday at nadir.org> -----
    Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2004 20:38:11 +0200
 Subject: Some Belgrade conference information
      To: conference-newsletter at aseed.antenna.nl

Hello,

for once I would like to use this list for information about the conference. I
am not in Belgrade, this is just a compilation of tips which can be found at the
website: http://www.pgaconference.org

Please check the website for further information and updates. 

The conference main site will be at JAJINCI.

Map: http://www.pgaconference.org/images/Jajinci.jpg
Another map of Jajinci: 
http://www.planplus.co.yu/s/ppsrc.asp?Grad=mBg&Tekst=jajinci# 
Good map of Jajinci. After clicking the link you select "1. Osnovna ?kola
Jajinci" out of the menu and a map will occur.

How to come to Belgrade.
http://www.pgaconference.org/location/en_tobelgrade.html

Some tips when you take the train.
Check if a railplus is available for you and check if it saves traveling costs.
It gives 25% reduction (on parts) of the railwayroute. In the Netherlands it
costs ? 15,- when you have a reduction card of the railways. 
In some countries like Germany you save money when travelling from 2 till 5
persons. - Please make a travel appointment and buy your tickets together. This
cheaper tickets (APEX 7) must be bought at least 7 days before. 
When you want to have couchets (sleepingplaces) you must be early. - You cannot
reserve couchets (sleepingplaces) for the way back from Serbia to home. You
should have to do that in Serbia with your ticket or be happy with seats. 
People with refurgee passports from the EU and a Serbian Visa should travel over
Hungary to Serbia and not over Croatia. 
People with refurgee passports or needing other visa should consider to take a
plane, because you don't visa's through all other countries. (When necessary
please consult the visa page: http://www.pgaconference.org/location/en_visa.html.) 
Some remarks when you take international busses, self organised collective
transport or your car.
People with refurgee passports from the EU and a Serbian Visa should travel over
Hungary to Serbia and not over Croatia. Check your planned busroute. 
People with refurgee passports or needing other visa should consider to take a
plane, because you don't visa's through all other countries. (When necessary
please consult the visa page.) 
Some links to help you to select your route for train, bus and car.
http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de/bin/query.exe/en
English version of the German (Die Bahn) international travelplanner.
http://mercurio.iet.unipi.it/misc/timetabl.html
Website to all national (I really hate that word...) railway companies.
http://www.eurolines.com/2003/countrysites.html
Link to Eurolines in several countries.
http://www.planplus.co.yu/s/ppsrc.asp?Grad=mBg&Tekst=jajinci# 
Good map of Jajinci. After clicking the link you select "1. Osnovna ?kola
Jajinci" out of the menu and a map will occur.
http://www.map24.com
Autoroute - Interactive autoroute planner of Europe. 
Your target address is Ilije Petrovica 12, Jajinci, Belgrade

How to come from Belgrade to Jajinci
http://www.beograd.org.yu/english/upoznaj/saobrac/index.htm
Some info of travelling to and in Belgrad 
Click here if you come by bus or train.

Bus from airport when you arrive by plane.
Operator
JAT Yugoslav Airlines
Duration


30 min
First-last flight
(+38111) 450-584
GSP linija 72

30 min
every 15 min
 
Line 72
Bus 72 will arrive at Zeleni venac 
Read further at the paragraph "When you arrive by train or bus to Belgrade". 

JAT bus transfer (450-584)
JAT bus departures from the "Slavija" terminal. 
JAT bus departures from the Belgrade Airport 
after landing of each plane on domestic and international lines 
JAT Ground Transport 
Information, tel/fax 601-964 (8:00 AM - 3:00 PM) 

TAXI Operators 
Duration for all taxis: 20 min

Beotaxi Phone (+38111) 970
Green taxi (+38111) 346-088
Naxi Taxi (+38111) 157-668
Maksi taxi (+38111) 581-111
Akademac (+38111) 417-022
Alpha taxi (+38111) 4441-113
Cukarica (+38111) 555-999
Taxi could be easy, but is expensive.

Maximum taxi fares:
Meter start - 25 DIN 
Ride (per kilometer) - 21 DIN in daytime, 28 DIN during the night and on
holidays and 42 DIN for rides beyond the city limits 
Waiting (per hour) - 90 DIN 

B.T.W. Please use the plane only when necessary and you don't get a reasonable
alternative, because flying is extremly harmful for the environment. 

When you arrive by train or bus to Belgrade.

About the bustickets there is something important to mention.
When you buy your bustickets at a kiosk you pay 12 Dinar or you can buy in the
bus from driver for 20 Dinar. 
Every bus or tram change you make you have to buy a new ticket. 
Every bus, tram or trolleybus has the same ticket. 

When you arrive at Zeleni venac

Walk to the centar railwaystation (See map:
http://www.pgaconference.org/location/en_tobelgrade.html#map9) 
Take tramline 9 and read further in next paragraph 
We advise to take tramline 9 to Banijca II (Vozdovac) from one of the following
tramstops
Railwaystation Novi Beograd 
Railwaystation Beograd Stanica 
Busstation near the Beograd Centar railwaystation. 
Trg Slavija. 
Leave the bus at the busstop Banijca II (Vozdovac).

Bus map of the busses and trams stopping near Beograd Centar and Trg Slavija:
 http://www.pgaconference.org/images/centarbus.gif

In Banijca II you take bus 401 - 406 to Jajinci. 

Bus map of busses and trams stopping in Banijca II (Vo?dovac):
http://www.pgaconference.org/images/vozdovacbus.gif

Complete busmap of Beograd: http://www.pgaconference.org/images/busses-Beograd.gif
The main schoolbuilding is located at Ilije Petrovica 12, Jajinci. See location
A of the map of Jajinci: http://www.pgaconference.org/images/Jajinci.jpg.


Useful Information for Belgrade 

http://www.pgaconference.org/location/en_localtips.html

Belgrade lies in the central European time zone CET (GMT + 1 hour).

This summer is VERY HOT, and we assume that temperatures will raise up to 40
degrees.
Therefore make sure ,that with usual camping equipment, you also bring hats,
summer clothes, 
sun creams, mosquito spray..whatever you need for surviving the extreme summer!

Electric Current / Water

Voltage 220 V - Frequency 50Hz 
Water from taps is drinkable, but it has a horrible taste;). 

Cyrilic Alphabet

In Serbia all streetnames are in Cyrilic letters, while on the maps you can buy
at nearly every kiosk, they use latin. It is handy to learn the most of the symbols.
http://www.pgaconference.org/images/serbo_croat.gif

You should keep in mind a lot of people in Serbia don't speak English, so you
better have this Alphabet printed with you.

Tourist Information Centers (TIC)

The Tourist Organization of Belgrade has several tourist information centers.
Along with organized sightseeing tours they can also provide free promotional
material about 
Belgrade:

* Belgrade Airport, Phone: 601-555, 605-555 ext. 2638 (09.00-20.00) 
* Central Railway Station, Phone: 361-2732, 36-12-645 (09.00-20.00, sat
09.00-17.00, sunday closed) 
* Terazije, pedestrian subway by "Albanija" Tower, Phone: 635-622, Tel/fax
635-343 (09.00-20.00, sat 09.00-17.00, sunday closed) 
* Knez Mihailova 18, (09.00-21.00, sat 09.00-17.00, sun 11.00-17.00) 
* Sava River Port, Karadjordjeva (summer only) 
* Zemun Tourist Center, Zmaj Jovina 14, Phone: 192-094 
* Tourist Guide Association, Dec anska 1, Phone: 324-8379 

Currency

The official currency is the dinar (DIN) and 1 dinar consists of 100 para.
Coins: 50 para, 1, 2, 5, 10 and 20 dinars
Paper bills: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 1000 and 5000 dinars

Currency exchange is performed by:
all the banks 
all the post offices 
exchange offices 
Exchange rate:
1 EUR = 71,75 DIN
1 USD = 59 DIN

If you have a bankcard (Cirrus/Visa/Mastercard) with pin-number, in Jajinci
there are NO bankmachines, so you should get cash in the city center. There is a
bank machine at the railway station, airport and also a lot in the city-center.

Hostels

Students' boarding home "Jelica Milovanovic"

Krunska 8
Phone: 324-85-50, 322-07-62
(center of the city)
Open only during school holidays and vacation:
22 Dec - 13 Jan; 01-04 March; 01-07 May; 22 June - 31 Aug
The restaurant serves only groups (lunch 3 EUR, dinner 2,5 EUR, lunch package 2 EUR)
Prices per night:
Higher category - 9-11 EUR (for groups over 20 persons, 7,5 EUR)
Lower category - 7 EUR (for groups over 20 persons, 6 EUR)
Facilities: computer room, library, gym studio, basketball hall

Youth Hostel 'Lipovica Suma'

Lipovica, Barajevo, Beograd Tel.830-2184,830-2134
Open all year
Prices per night: 2 persons / 12 euro





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