There are many great things about living in Milan, not least of which is that once a year Serbia’s tourism board rents a double-decker bus, gets a band to play traditional Serbian music and then sends the pair on their way picking up people as they go.
And so it was that Friday night I found myself on the upper level of a red tour bus cruising the streets of Milan listening to phenomenally engaging trumpets, saxophones, tubas and a drummer. The Serbs time these tours to coincide with the Borsa Internazionale del Turismo – BIT, Milan’s massive trade fair dedicated to the tourism industry.
The band is called Nema Problema, “no problem” in English, and I’m told they do weddings. Too late for me, but if you are still in time I think these guys will make your party one to remember.
A tip if next year you find yourself on this bus: before gulping down the clear liquid you’re likely to be offered in a plastic cup at some point during your ride through town, that would be the liquid that seems to be making everybody happier, make sure you ask what it is because it’s probably not water.