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The Hospitality Club is the world's largest hospitality exchange organization. We are thousands of friendly members world wide who offer each other free accommodation when traveling. Membership is free and joining just takes a minute - we would love to have you onboard!

Travel Guide for Serbia_and_Montenegro

Here you will find travel information and insider tips about Serbia_and_Montenegro 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!
For Introduction, Top Things to See and Do, Neighboring Countries, Who is coming?, Want more guests!, Hospitality Club Meetings and the geographic navigation please see the main Serbia_and_Montenegro Page.

Basic Facts

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ATTENTION! DATA FOR SERBIA ONLY!!!
Official Country Name: Republic of Serbia (Republika Srbija)
Capital: Belgrade
Other major cities: Novi Sad, Niš, Kragujevac, Subotica, Priština
Population: 7.498.001 people (2002) (+ about 2 million livi ... more

Attractions and Things to See and Do

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www.beograd.org.yu - The Capital City
www.tob.co.yu - Tourist organization of Belgrade www.kragujevac.org.yu - City of Kragujevac
www.nis.org.yu - City of Nis
www.serbia-tourism.org/index_e.php - All about Serbia
www.vojvodina.com - North of Serbia
www.kosovo.com - South of Serbia
www.royalfamily.org - Royal Family
www.yu All YU domain
www.npdjerdap.com - National Park
www.fruskagora-natl-park.co.yu - National Park
www.beorent.com
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Maps

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http://www.planplus.co.yu Here are interactive maps of Belgrade, Novi Sad, Nish, Chachak, Uzice, Panchevo and Kosjerich.
Unfortunately everything is in Serbian. This can help you only in case you have exact address and you want to see where is it. Best wishes to all people that are heading this way. Jeremy

Off the Beaten Path and Insider Tips

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Off the beaten track in Belgrade Insider tips(L)

Suggested Itineraries

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1 Day Belgrade, short and fast tour trough city centre. Visit: Start at Squere of the Republic, then go in Knez Mihajlova street, turn in Kralja Petra Street and visit Saborna church, see Palace Konak Kneginje Ljubice, drink coffee in Restaurant "?",(all next to each other) and prepare for long walk through history! Go to Kosancicev venac street; Kalemegdan fortres will take at least 2 hours. there you will see old fortres, Roman Weel, open-air and closed Military museum, Zoo, some galleri ... more

Transport

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You can arrive to Serbia either by land(train, bus, car), by air (to Belgrade airport, Nish airport) or by river (The Sava, Danube, Tisa). Concerning land transport, which is probably the most interesting for budget travelers, Belgrade is well connected with all the major European capitals, both by roads and railway.

As for getting around, Serbia is covered by a pretty extensive railway network that can get you just about anywhere you need to go. Mind th ... more

Accommodation

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www.hostels.org.yu Enjoy Belgrade. If you don't find valid informations on this site contact me and I will try to provide you with more informations about cheap places to sleep! Best Wishes Jeremy

Food and Drinks and Local Specialties

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No visit to Serbia is complete without tasting some of the delicious dishes offered by local cuisine. In fast-food kiosks as well as restaurants, you can eat PLjESKAVICA or CEVAPI. They are both made of grilled minced meat, in a special kind of bread and a lot of spices. At a kiosk, it should not cost more than 1.5 euro, and is usually enough for a good meal. Some special kinds (exp. filled pljeskavica or rolled cevap) will cost little bit more.

If you're into something more ser ... more

Money and Costs

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The official currency in Serbia is DINAR (CSD) issued by the National Bank of Serbia.

One Dinar consists of 100 paras,

Coins in use: 50 para, 1,2,5,10,20 dinar.
Banknotes in use:10,20,50,100,200,500, 1000,5000 dinars
Exchanging Rates: National Bank of Serbia 12.3.2008.
1 EUR= 84,49 dinars
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Visa and Documents and Embassies

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Special announcement for EU citizens:

Some of you  surely are informed that Serbia cannot be entered with only an ID. You must have a passport to enter, but not a visa. Also some tourist tax must be paid in Euros.

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

This site has really all the info you might need more

Borders and Customs

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Post and Communications and Internet

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POST - (POŠTA - ПОШТА in serbian) all post offices are spread around the city. Stamps can be bought at the newsstands all over place wherever you go.

TELEPHONE (TELEFON-ТЕЛЕФОН)- there are phone boxes all over the city (Belgrade,Novi Sad,Subotica,Niš,Kragujevac..). The phone cards issued by Telecom Serbia (Телk ... more

Questions and Answers or Forum

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Here anything goes, you can post questions you have, and other members will answer you. If you do answer, please send the reply directly to the asking member as well, and try to integrate the information into the categories above. If too difficult to do, just answer right here and a volunteer will integrate in the future. Also, you can put thanks notes in here. Add new questions on top so they show up on the Travel Guide page. Please post messages not related to traveling or the aim of the Hospi ... more

Hospitality Club Meetings

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Use this section to add more info if you organize meetings and events (you can add a short note on the main country page). You can also invite other members to parties, sports events, whenever you would like to meet up with someone.

Travelogues

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http://www.tob.co.yu

Photos

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Here you can include photos that are hosted somewhere on the internet. As with maps, you have to make sure that it is ok for us to use the photos here (so they should be either your photos, or you should ask the owner), and that it is allright to call them up from here.

Activities and Sports

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Nightlife and Entertainment

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Bars, Cafes, Discos, Cinemas...

Population and People

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http://www.backpackers.org.yu
http://www.beograd.org.yu

Culture and Conduct or Local Customs

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Language and Useful Phrases

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Events and Holidays

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Festivals, Sports, Concerts, Public Holidays...

Climate and When to Go

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Geography

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Environment and Flora and Fauna

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Dangers and Warnings

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Tourist Traps

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Health

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History

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http://www.medieval-serbia.com

Government and Politics

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http://www.srbija.sr.gov.yu/
http://www.srbija.sr.gov.yu/vlada/contact/
http://www.parlament.sr.gov.yu

Economy

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http://www.beograd.org.yu

Arts

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Music, Literature, Theater, Movies
Culture Zobnatica horse games in september www.zobnatica.co.yu
Food and Music etno festival in Novi Sad in june
Grozhdjenbal(Vine festival,don`t miss it) in Sremski Karlovci near Novi Sad in oktober, during the grapes harvest.

Media

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TV and radio:
National TV house: http://www.rts.co.yu
Pro-western: http://www.b92.net

Religion

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http://www.geocities.com/nenadsr/
http://www.biserisrbije.co.yu
http://www.spc.org.yu
http://www.spc.yu
http://www.saborna-bgd.spc.yu/
http://www.ppsc.spc.yu/
http://www.djurdjevistupovi.org.yu/
http://www.stsavanyc.org/

Volunteer Opportunities and Work

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www.mis.org.yu
www.crnps.org.yu
www.gradjanske.org
www.grupa484.org.yu
www.vcv.org.yu
www.unaserbia.org.yu
www.atc.org.yu

Organized Tours

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On of the best places to check out about the organized tours in Belgrade and Serbia is http://solair.eunet.yu/~rabotic/ . DO NOT MISS IT!

What to Bring or Packing List

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http://www.backpackers.org.yu

Shopping

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Books and Further Reading

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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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Could not fit it into any of the categories above? Put it here...:-)

External Links

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Official Country Website:
Mischkas Travelogue(L) - Hospitality Club Member who is hitchhiking around former Yugoslavia.

Only add really valuable resources here. Also, please ask the webmaster of the site you link here to add a link back to the Hospitality Club. If the link exists, please add (L) behind the URL of the link.

Offtopic Messages

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Here you can add messages that are not exactly related to the aims of the Hospitality Club (but related to the country). Do you need a visa invitation? Looking for an internship, job or a flat to rent? Just add this here, and if you are lucky other members will read it and contact you. Remember: do not send messages like this directly to members - after giving you this space here, we will fight spam even more strictly!
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