One of the former six republics making up the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Serbia sits atop one of the major land routes between Central Europe and Turkey, and is considered a Balkan country. Bordered by Montenegro, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia is sandwiched in between the Southern and Eastern countries of Europe, smack-dab in the middle of some of the most beautiful countryside on the planet. Unfortunately, its troubled history has given pause to most modern travelers, and it has only been in the last few years that the country has begun to shake off its former reputation and become a viable destination for European adventures.
Comfortable for all levels of travelers, Serbia is a country whose terrain is as varied as its cultural and ethnic traditions. From rich, fertile plains of farmland to the Balkan Mountains and various forests, lakes, and rivers, this is an eco-tourist’s dream-come-true. There are a variety of visitors who make their way here in the summer months, and English is understood by the majority of the populace, making it easy to get around.
First-time visitors will want to start with a capital city of Belgrade so you can experience the Serbian cuisine, culture, architecture, and museums up close. There is a pulsing heart that beats within Serbia, and Belgrade is most certainly the place where you can feel it throbbing beneath you. From here, you can stretch out your legs and begin to explore the countryside, from the various monasteries to the ancient medieval castles and Byzantine structures. The country is a vast landscape of rolling hills and lushly wooded valleys and mountains, making for perfect hiking or driving conditions. Alternatively, taking a train through the countryside can give you a glimpse of the inner beauty, although the train cars to other Eastern European countries can be shockingly old and dirty for Western travelers used to more luxurious accommodations.
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