It is really sad when a rich,movie star likes to start spewing hate and disrespects millions of people!! Angelina Jolie has just done this! She has drug the Serbian name through the mud and accused them of some BRUTAL and DISGUSTING ACT!! This is the ONLY side people from other nations see because they refuse to air the positive aspects on tv!! Chelsea Handler is another star that insulted the entire world wide Serb community with her disgusting jokes and stereotypes! WHO CARES WHAT THESE RICH, SPOILED, ELITE STARS THINK!!!! I am on a mission to find as many people I can that can share their positive views on Serbia! Here are a few stories from three AVERAGE, everyday Americans that shut off the tv and saw Serbia with their own eyes and below I found some good quotes from some movie stars that DO SUPPORT SERBIA!!!! Let’s shoot down Jolie and her propaganda of hate and show the world the truth!!!!!!
The first person I came into contact with was Gerry and Dordina from Florida… They had messaged me a few months ago and told me their incredible story of how they were first introduced to a Serb and now they plan on retiring here in a few years.. Here is their incredible story…
“Hello Charles ,as you no from previous writings, We met our first Serb back in 2005 on a cruise ship in Miami.She was the most amazing person my wife and I had ever met.We stayed in close contact over the years and now she comes to the US ever year to see us and we also now go to Serbia ever year.As my wife and I have no biological children of our own we adopted her .Now she says she has Two moms and Two dads.The first year that we started planning a trip to Serbia she was asking us what would we like to see or do ,Not Knowing much about Serbia at the time I just started telling her things that we like in General .I told her that we love meeting people (nice ) people, socializing, History,seeing how people live in everyday life.She smiled at me and said, your Going to love Serbia.WOW,was she ever right .Serbia is Unbelievable ,My wife and I have been to approximately 43 states here in the US ,all over the Caribbean Islands ,Mexico ,Honduras ,Belize .Don’t take it wrong, Nothing against any of them ,those places are great, but None of them can stand up to Serbia.Serbia has a special warmness about it .The people are friendly and beautiful ,there food is out of this world.Everywhere we go it seems that someone wants to prepare us food and drink and welcome us into there home.
We were invited to our first Serbian wedding two years ago and OMG ,what a beautiful wedding .We have never seen a wedding like that in person ,We thought we would go have some food and drink and it might last two or three hours ,NO! it seemed to go on for Days ,,Maybe 3 or 4 days .:)I will never forget we were setting at a table with the bride and groom and friends eating and drinking and the groom brought out this jug ,a large jug ,I mean 15 or 20 gal jug of Rakia .This Jug of Rakia was I think 30 years old .They said a lot of times when a child is born they take some of that years rakia and set it aside for when that child gets married.So amazing and Charles ,Yes I drunk enough for both of us. My wife and I have many many exciting stories about Serbia ,to many to mention at this time.But to all the people in this world that loves to travel and has never been to Serbia ,add it to your must see locations list.You will not regret it .There is one draw back on going to Serbia .You might not want to leave .
Hey Charles ,sorry for the long story but my heart starts pumping when I think about Serbia. I retire in a few more years and we will be retiring in Serbia .Volim Te Serbia ”
LOVE IT!!! Thanks Gerry and Dordina!!! You are AMAZING!!!!!
The next one is from Nick that moved here from Pennsylvania.!
“before coming to Serbia, I had lived in the United States my whole life. I was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I have been here in Serbia for about 5 months now, and I like it here. For me it’s just another place to live really, other than the language barrier that I face daily, it’s not so much different here. Of course there are many small differences but nothing to major in my opinion. How I came to Serbia is kind of interesting. Basically I came here to be with the one I love….awww so sweet right!! haha….Seriously though it was the best move I made in my life, although I am a gazilllion miles from home it’s worth every step!! Before I came to Serbia I did not have an opinion of this country, I don’t follow politics and media so how could I have an opinion about Serbia. Since my work involves me speaking with Serbs daily I am often asked what my opinion is of Serbia thus far. To sum it up I love being here half-way around the world in a different land and experiencing different culture, and food, and just everyday life in a different place!!”
Awesome!!! Thanks Nick!!!
The next one is from the great state of Texas. Stevan had watched my Serbia videos and written me a nice, long letter!!
” Hey Charles,
I am an American that visited Serbia in November of last year and Feb of this year. I am very intrigued by your story and how you are showing your love for Serbia to the world! I had never dreamed of visiting Serbia until I met a wonderful woman online. I, like you, had traveled to many countries like Guatemala, Germany, Denmark, Belguim, Sweden and Canada. I was BLOWN away by Serbia and its people and food!!! I identified with EVERYTHING you said about Serbia and its people! Your story is very inspiring for me and is really making me reconsider moving to Serbia! My ex lives with her family in a small apartment in Belgrade. Her family is wonderful.. just like you described the family structure in Serbia! I’d love to know if you had any fears or reservations before moving there?? As you discussed in your videos.. its funny how the media made Serbs out to be MONSTERS during the war with Bosnia, Croatia and in Kosovo. I remember being in high school and watching the CBS and ABS news and wondering why there were all fighting in the first place and why Serbia was the bad guy?! They always talked about all the atrocities that the Serbs committed but they never mentioned all the one’s the Bosnians, Croats and Albanians committed against the Serbs!! I wish more Americans would realize that!
Before I left for Serbia… many people told me to be careful and watch out for things. They thought I was going into some war zone and how i might be targeted because I am an American. Like you stated … i felt like i would need to “lay low” and not let anyone know i was an American. Yet, I felt VERY safe in Serbia. It wasn’t some poverty stricken country, like we both thought it would be. I only got to visit Belgrade and you got to see so much more of the country which makes me jealous. I know many Serbs hated America for taking Bosnia and Croatias side in the war and cheered when they shot down our stealth bomber. I understand they hate the USA foreign policy, I do too! Yet, despite Americas intervention in the wars, the Serbs were so accepting of me. You and I realize that Serbia is not some run down, backwards, under developed 3rd world country like we had imagined. I feel for the Serbs. Almost every generation has suffered through wars! It’s awesome you had the strength and courage to move there. Steven from Texas”
LOVE IT!!! Great words Steve!!!
“First I like to start off with some background info:
I come from a country that was for many years part of the British Colony until way back in the 60’s Malta became independent and in the 70’s became a republic. In 2006 joined the EU block and also changed the Maltese currency to the Euro zone. Politically our country is very pro WEST. Many times i say to myself that we might have been just better before we became part of all this.
With this I come up with my 1ST. REASON- Why I love Serbian way of living. When in Serbia I recall when Malta was more laid back.Now a days I feel the Maltese are being more nervous due to the fact that certain rules and regulations are being imposed to be in line with whatever is needed from EU. I agree many things are for the better but one cannot compare a small island with the other big countries.
However I must admit that the heart of the Maltese is still there.
Here’s my 2ND REASON- How it all happened to get personally involved with Balkan citizens (mostly Serbian). Malta is an island situated just below the European mainland and the African continent. Due to its strategic position many times it served as a hub for wartime soldiers and refugees.Such a thing dating back hundreds of years in history until the present days (Very recently the war in Libya).So back to the 90’s ppl from the Balkans were coming here in search for a better live. Including the homing of 5 dolphins from a Bosnian zoo/aquarium.
Meantime back than with dismay I used to follow CNN reports about the Balkan war trying to understand why all the bloodshed in such a beautiful well recognized country of that time. I also happened to study Yugoslavia very deeply for my Geography and History exams so I had some good knowledge about the country itself.Ironically when I was studying it I always felt that gut feeling to go and see it with my own eyes and I really enjoyed studying every part of it.
Here is the 3RD. REASON- For my soft spot for Serbia. During those sad times some how deep inside I felt things were being thrown out of proportion and that it was to much one sided. Considering it was a civil /ethnic war, it never made sens to me that ONLY the Serbs were the bad and evil.
So time passed and years gone by and it happened I started working in the catering sector. That was my first encounter in person with Serbians. They were my colleagues, hard working and thrust worthy workers paid with minimal wages. They worked hard and long hours to have enough money to spare and sent to their respective families back in Serbia.They shared flats to keep expenses down.As from my side I tried to help them the best I could,I had my car but they dont afford to buy one. Many times I gave them lifts to and from airport or to some goverment department helping them with visas and other regulations.Just keep in mind that most come to Malta not knowing a word in English or just the very basic. Obvoiusly in return I expected nothing but the appreciation from their side never lacked. I always felt comfortable with these ppl cos they are so warm at heart. I always enjoyed being with them especially when they invited me to their Slavas or any other cultural activity. They always made me feel like one of them.
4TH REASON: The big day when I was invited to go with one of my friend to visit her family in Serbia. That was the cherry on the cake. I was really impressed with the beauty of the country itself. the vastness but most of all the hospitality. I was treated like a princess and everywhere I went it felt like iv been there a very long time. I admired how these ppl live with the bare necessities, with what they manage to grow and the bartering system to aid one another. This is the way of living I experienced in villages. There I just loved the open spaces and the peacefulness compared to the cities. On the other hand in the cities its more lively and more similar to my usual environment. All though to my astonishment I saw expensive shops, still till this day leave me wondering.Considering that most families barely get buy with their income. Than also many gypsy families (cigani) of much lower standard living in every part of the country within their ghettos. Such things I had never experienced in my life before. The language can be abit of a drawback cos Engish is not fluently spoken especially in the villages. But such a thing only motivated me to to my best and learn Serbian. I always felt safe were ever I went tough to be honest I do feel that men get to be to much over friendly to quickly sometimes, but that is another issue
So all in all after my first experience visiting Serbia, kept me going and going. Now it feels like my second home and I also have my second family there. Infact just now while am writing these few lines I got a call on Skype to go over and see the 1st real snowfall this winter. They know very well how much I enjoyed it 2years ago. That was on my 3rd. visit Now looking forward for my 5th.
Many in Malta ask me “But why Serbia”. Maybe 1st I have to start to explain that its only 2hrs flight away and its in Europe, part of ex Yugoslavia. Than I continue by saying that on the contrary of any perception its a really BEAUTIFUL and SAFE country, the food is EXCEPTIONAL,has a very INTERESTING culture, NOT expensive with VERY GOOD service and most important the people are WONDERFUL.
OVO JE SRBIJA……………Looking Forward
VELIKI pozdrav ;))”
WOW!!! Great words!!!!
In closing here are a few famous Americans that consider themselves Pro Serbia…
- George Clooney stated that even thought he is an avid follower of world events.. he has never been given the opportunity to hear the Serb side.. he said ” The Serbian lobby is very weak in the USA. All one can hear or read comes from the “pro independence” Albanian lobby. I can’t hear the otherside!”
- Sharon Stone had expressed concern and spoke to many influential Americans in order to prevent the breakup of Serbia”
- Richard Gere does support the independence of Tibet but has major concerns about an independent Kosovo. He wonders why the WEST is so hell bent on making it free! He did join the protests against a “free kosovo”. He stated “There must be something about Kosovo, they are so bent on seizing it!”
- Sean Connery stated “During its history, Scotland has had far more grounds to be granted independence, but it was not allowed to secede. What could possibly be the difference between my homeland and Kosovo, to create such a precedent now?!”
- Robert De Niro has always been a HUGE supporter of Serbia. He traveled here in his school days and had many great experiences here in the small villages. He even named his daughter “Drina” after the river that runs through Serbia. His staff, bodygaurds and others are made up of many Serbs.
The list continues with Tom Hanks, Michael Douglas and Johnny Depp. They were also members of the protest against involvement in Kosovo!
As you can see there are manyyyyyy people from the USA and abroad that are not ANTI-Serb!!! Its great to read some positives from people all over the USA and the world that have been here and saw FIRST HAND how Serbs really are!!!!!