Although I have been writing in Belgrade for quite some time, I am always happy to discover something new through Komshe’s unique travel guides. In the “Grumpy in Belgrade” series, I talk a lot about the odd clash of expectations and experiences that can happen to a foreigner living in Serbia. It is all in good fun (even if sometimes only in retrospect!) and shows a side of life in the White City that is not always recorded in the travelogues. With insights for a traveller as well as reflections for a resident, the two books give an ironic twist to my ongoing sojourn and, hopefully, a smile for the reader.