Printable travel guide for Serbia
Travel Guide

Here you will find travel information and insider tips about Serbia that has been cooperatively contributed by other friendly Hospitality Club members. Please become active as well, and share your vast budget travel and backpacking knowledge with other members and the internet community - it is very easy to edit any information here (more info in the Help File). We hope that these Travel Guides will quickly become a great and fun resource. If you want to print this guide out to take with you, we have prepared this Printer Friendly Travel Guide for you. Enjoy!
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Basic Facts

Official Country Name: Republika Srbija (Republic of Serbia)
Capital: Beograd (Belgrade)
Population: 7.480.000
Telephone Code: +381
Time Zone: GMT+1
Area: 88361 sq km

Languages: Serbian (official); Albanian, Romanian, Rusyn, Hungarian, Slovak, Croatian
Ethnic Groups: Serbs, Albanians, Hungarians, Bosniaks, Roma, Croats, Slovaks, Bulgarians, Romanians
Highest Mountain: Đeravica 2656m
President: Boris Tadić
Government: Republic
Prime minister: Vojislav Koštunica

Currency: Dinar (RSD) Exchange Rate: 1€ = 81 Dinars
Electricity: AC 220 V, 50 Hz
Weights & Measures: metric (SI)
Country Name in other languages: Serbia, Serbie, Serbien

Attractions and Things to See and Do

Maps

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Off the Beaten Path and Insider Tips

Suggested Itineraries

1 Day, 1 Week, 2 Weeks, 1 Month ...

Transport

Getting there and away, Getting around by Air, Train, Bus, Car, Motorcycle, Boat, Hitchhiking A complete hitchhiker's guide to Serbia can be found at www.serbiatravelers.org/en. It was made by the members of the Serbia Travel Club, and contains directions for hitchhiking from and to a number of locations in Serbia, as well as a hitchhiking phrasebook and a road map of Serbia. , Bicycle ...

Accommodation

If you do not want to stay with other HC members, or noone is available, here is what other members suggest. Hostels Hotels Camping Other Options

Food and Drinks and Local Specialties

Local Specialties
Pecenje /pechenye/ - meat of a pig (svinjece) lamb (jagnjece) or veal (telece)
Cevapcici /Chevapchichi/ - grilled pig or calf meat, cyllinder shaped and usually with kajmak or onions
Pljeskavica /plyeskavitza/- Serbian burger, usually without the bun when ordered in a restaurant
Leskovacka muckalica - mixed meat sliced in tiny cubicles and served with hot chilli peppers
Karadjordjeva snicla or Devojacki san - large cyllinder shaped chunk of meat stuffed with kajmak, cheese and ham, usually comes with mayo and french fries
Prebranac - beans Serbian way
Papazjanija/papazyanya/- mixed pig, calf and lamb meat, all sorts of vegetables, roasted for 8 hours on mild fire
Teleca glava u skembetu - veal head with entrails (sorry, but you just had to know this)
Podvarak - roasted cabbage
Jagnjeca kapama - lamb ribs with spinach
Bosanski lonac - similar to Papazjanija
Gibanica - Serbian pie (not sweet, but with cheese)
Dimljena zlatiborska vešalica - smoked steak (made in a way they do it in Zlatibor, a mountain in Serbia)
Kolenica u kiselom kupusu – Red and salty beef in sauercraut (sour cabbage leaves)
Jagnjeca crevca u saftu – it's best that this one remains without the explanation. Be brave and order it.
Pecenje sa raznja – Roasted meat of all kinds – most often pig or lamb
Culbastija /chulbasteeya/- grilled pork or calf steak with onions
Urnebes salad - like many specialities, this one comes from south Serbia too. it has chees, kajmak, garlic, chilli pepper, salt, oil and pepper in it. Usually very hot
Ajvar - type of salad made out of paprika, not neceserilly hot
Proja - type of tasty and heavy Serbian bread
Pihtije - pig or calf meat in jelly made of pig or calf meat
Cicvara, kachamak and popara - types of porridge
Corbast pasulj – bean soup, usually with big chunks of meat
Papci na kuma – this one is a surprise.
Šumadijska tepsija - this one too.
Pohovane telece nogice – Breaded calf legs
Duvan cvarci, or simply cvarci /chvartzi/– chips made out of pig. Sounds silly, doesnt it?
Suva kolenica – dry red beef
imljena rebarca – smoked ribs
Krilca na zaru – chicken wings roasted directly on fire
Kajmak - salty milk cream, very tasty and very strong (ca 7000 calories in a kilo)
Urmasice - sweeeet cakes.
Vanilice – this is what you might call "grandmothers cakes"
In most bakeries they make "Burek" - not a typical Serbian dish (more Bosnian, Albanian, Macedonian or Turkish) but you can find great burek in Belgrade too.

Money and Costs

Currency DINAR
Exchanging Money in Exchange officies: MENJACNICA (in Serbian)
Credit Cards you will find ATMs all over.. BANKOMAT (in Serbian) br>

Visa and Documents and Embassies

Who needs a visa? How to get it? Embassies & Consulates, of the country abroad and in the country

Borders and Customs

Post and Communications and Internet

Post, Telephone, Fax, Internet Access ...

Questions and Answers or Forum

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Hospitality Club Meetings

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Travelogues

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Photos

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Activities and Sports

Nightlife and Entertainment

Bars, Cafes, Discos, Cinemas...

Population and People

Culture and Conduct or Local Customs

Language and Useful Phrases

Events and Holidays

Festivals, Sports, Concerts, Public Holidays...

Climate and When to Go

Geography

Environment and Flora and Fauna

Dangers and Warnings

Tourist Traps

Health

History

Government and Politics

Economy

GDP, GDP per head, Annual growth, inflation, Major Industries, Major trading partners...

Arts

Music, Literature, Theater, Movies ...

Media

Newspapers, Radio and TV, Magazines ...

Religion

Volunteer Opportunities and Work

Organized Tours

What to Bring or Packing List

Shopping

Books and Further Reading

Guidebooks, Travel, History and Politics
Please enter Amazon links to the books - we will put info on how to do this here shortly. This way we hope to get a bit of funding for the running of the club, if someone buys the books you recommend.

Other Information

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External Links

Official Country Website:
A complete Hitchhiker guide to Serbia can be found at the website of the Serbia Travel Club (L) - altogether with hitchhiking tips and directions for Serbia, a road map of Serbia, and a hitchhiker phrasebook.
Many useful information about travel to Serbia are present on the web site Discover Serbia. You can find there a lot of information about rural Serbia and nature holiday.

Offtopic Messages

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