Serbia, 3rd

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‘Perhaps the greatest attraction of all, considering the long years of isolation, is the welcome the visitor can expect to receive,’ writes Serbia author Laurence Mitchell. This guide helps visitors explore one of southeast Europe’s most exciting destinations with unrivalled information on all aspects of the country’s vibrant cultural life. In this unique guide, Laurence Mitchell leads travellers to rural monasteries, tranquil national parks and hip nightclubs. Here traditional folk customs, swinging summer ...

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Overview

‘Perhaps the greatest attraction of all, considering the long years of isolation, is the welcome the visitor can expect to receive,’ writes Serbia author Laurence Mitchell. This guide helps visitors explore one of southeast Europe’s most exciting destinations with unrivalled information on all aspects of the country’s vibrant cultural life. In this unique guide, Laurence Mitchell leads travellers to rural monasteries, tranquil national parks and hip nightclubs. Here traditional folk customs, swinging summer festivals and cost eateries are all ingredients in the country’s cultural melting pot. This fully revised third edition provides fresh information, which will appeal to business visitors, adventure travellers and those with art, history and wildlife interests. As a prime destination for winter sports, mountain resorts – as well as a range of health spas in spectacular settings – are covered. Raise a glass of belo vino and toast Serbia’s reawakening. New to tourism, but determined to show the world all its attributes: delicious food, beautiful countryside, friendly people, low prices, good music – including the acclaimed EXIT festival, safe travel and excellent city nightlife. The scars of war have faded and visitors can certainly expect a warm welcome.

‘A good introduction to the country.’ The Telegraph

 

 ‘Quite simply fantastic, almost faultless…Each page filled me with the desire to see the country and meet the people…Again, all I can say is congratulations on the guide.’ A reader comment

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841623269
  • Publisher: Bradt Publications UK
  • Publication date: 9/14/2010
  • Edition description: Third
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 1,425,296
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Laurence Mitchell is a travel writer and photographer. He has travelled widely on five continents and first visited Serbia in the 1970s when hitch-hiking through the former Yugoslavia. He is the author of Bradt’s Kyrgyzstan.

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Serbia, 3rd


By Mitchell, Laurence

Bradt Travel Guides

Copyright © 2010 Mitchell, Laurence
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9781841623269

NOVI SAD

 

Capital of the Vojvodina and, with a population of more than a quarter of a million, Serbia’s second largest city, Novi Sad, is a relatively prosperous, commercial, industrial and university town on the north shore of the Danube. Long referred to as the ‘Serbian Athens’, Novi Sad has always been a centre of culture and learning and the atmosphere of its small but elegant city centre seems somehow a little more refined than that of the capital. Instead of looking south and east as Belgrade has historically done, Novi Sad cultural ties are firmly to the north and west.

With a diverse and mixed population of Hungarians, Serbs, Croats and Slovaks, together with a sizeable but rather downcast Roma population, the city’s cultural resonances bring to mind Budapest and Vienna rather than Belgrade or Sarajevo. As one writer has already noted, Novi Sad is the most easterly city in Western Europe, and the most westerly city in Eastern Europe. Famous sons – or rather, daughters – of the city include Mileva Einstein, wife of Albert (the great man himself lived here for a few years before the First World War) and Monica Seles, the tennis star.



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Table of Contents

Table of contents

PART ONE GENERAL INFORMATION

1. Background information

2. Practical information

PART TWO THE GUIDE

3. Belgrade

4. Along the Danube

5. Central Serbia

6. Vojvodina

7. West and Southwest Serbia

8. East and Southeast Serbia

Appendix I Language

Appendix 2 Glossary of Serbian terms

Appendix 3 Further information

Index

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