5 Reasons to Visit Serbia

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When I began my travels, I never thought I would find such a gem as Serbia. I’d always been warned off travelling there due to the recent wars in Eastern Europe in the 1990s. I can tell you that these fears are unfounded. Here are just five reasons to visit Serbia on your next trip.

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1. History

With Australia‘s comparatively short (recorded) history, visiting a country like Serbia is mind boggling. There is such a rich, vibrant (and sometimes bloody) history in Serbia, and it’s fascinating to hear. Going along to free walking tours in towns you visit is a great way to hear about the contrast of their towns and the ancient, modern and recent historical accounts.

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2. Nature

Boasting beautiful National Parks and gorgeous landscapes, Serbia hosts a variety of interesting plants, animals, rivers, mountains and lakes. There aren’t many days that you can look around and not say “WOW!”

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3. Food

The best part about visiting other countries is always the food. Serbian food is traditionally a lot of meats, cheeses and seasonal fruits and vegetables. The bread is crazy good, and is often served with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Restaurant waiters have always been very helpful in deciphering the menu and helping me select a great dish that I know I will enjoy.

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4. Rakkia

With over 28 flavours of Rakkia, you are bound to find one that you love. Rakkia is the flavoured spirits of the Balkan region and range from delicious to burning. My personal favourites were a little milder in alcohol level, and full of flavour. I recommend Raspberry, Pomegranate and Walnut.

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5. People

Every person is Serbia treated us with respect and were graciously welcoming to their country. Most speak English very well, and if they don’t, are still very helpful and kind in directing you to someone who does. Serbians are some of the kindest people I’ve ever met.

If you haven’t considered visiting Serbia, think again. The gem of Eastern Europe is well worth the visit!

  • Jasmine Huston

    You are making me *need* to travel to Europe right now, I swear. Serbia looks amazing and has actually never crossed my travel radar before now. I’ve always steered clear just due to the violent history and such, but it looks like an amazing place to travel! I do love my history too so this would be great for a nerd like me haha 🙂 xx

    Sweetaholic Beauty

  • MikeS

    Serbia’s had a bad image in the media… totally unfounded too! I was there 2x in the past year and can’t wait to go back in September. There is such a great vibe there that I cannot explain. Absolutely loved it and have made it a yearly destination now. This time I’m going to explore the countryside more and check out Uvac Canyon. Can’t wait!