Time has become one of our most valuable commodities. As our busy lives get ever more packed and always-on gadgets take over, we often find ourselves time-strapped. It is not only dashing around London that this modern strain tells on me. When in Belgrade I notice that my time is also in quite short supply. Whether my stay is for a few days or up to a fortnight, it is never enough.
During my time in Belgrade, my schedule is chock-a-block with business meetings and catch-ups with friends. Even though I visit the city quite often, there is always more for me to do and too little time in which to do it. From the moment I leave my hotel for a breakfast meeting to the time I stagger back to my room in the early hours, my days are crammed with appointments. Every time slot is filled from morning to night, with mealtimes used as additional opportunities to meet.