So you’ve made the decision to visit and do a tour in Serbia. Congratulations! You absolutely won’t regret it. The nation is one of the most underrated destinations on the planet, let alone Europe, and it won’t be long before the world opens its eyes to the majesty of Belgrade and its mother nation. Booking.com reveals that Serbia is among most welcoming countries on Earth, according to its 2018 Guest Review Awards.
Before visiting and touring in Serbia, it helps to know a little about the country to make your time there smoother. It’s worth remarking that we found it to be much easier to travel through relative to some other Eastern European countries. Still, here are some things to know before you go so that you make the most of your tours in Serbia.
First of all, Serbia is very safe, visa free and welcoming! Capital of Serbia is Belgrade and the second largest city is Novi Sad, only 80km away. Cyrillic (ćirilica) is the typical Serbian script, so you might be confused as many of the signs in Serbia are written in it. However, people in Serbia, especially younger people, tend to speak excellent English, so you’ll have no problem finding your way while you tour in Serbia.
Serbians are loud! They are a cheerful people who like to celebrate every occasion. And they don’t keep the joy for themselves but like to spread it and share it with others. This is one of the reasons why Serbs are so fun to be around. Without devolving too far into stereotypes, there is a certain casual atmosphere to many things in Serbia. Events tend to happen at a slower pace to which some visitors might be accustomed. For people traveling to Serbia that are used to brisk and hyper-efficient service, this could be frustrating. But the flip side is that there’s also a casual and social mindset that seems to pervade modern Serbian life.
The electrical connection: Serbia uses the same electrical outlets common across Europe and 220V. Unprepared tourist are oftentimes left with empty phones because they don’t know that Serbian outlets differ from theirs. While Serbian outlets are round and made for two circular plugs to enter. Just find a simple electrical converter. Problem solved!