Traveling in Serbia
I’ve found that some eastern European countries no longer feel like east Europe to me, but that’s not true for Serbia! When you step into Belgrade you’re most definitely not any where close to western Europe, and I welcomed a different experience than I was used to in the continent. Serbia is a country that is as safe as any other nation in Europe, and was even selected as one of the best destinations in the continent two years before I visited. My plans for my first trip to Serbia were a visit to the capital of Belgrade, and then spending the rest of the time in the mountainous region to the south. Belgrade took a lot more exploring time than I thought, but when I return, I most definitely will make traveling to Novi Sad my next priority.
The capital of Serbia is located in the heart of the country. Despite Belgrade being a relatively small city, it has a lot to offer. It’s most famous to the rest of the world for being home to the largest Orthodox church in the world, the Sava church. The capital is also known for its churches, the Tesla museum, and its massive medieval Belgrade fortress.
Tara national park is located in the southwest of Serbia along the borders of Bosnia & Herzegovina and Montenegro. Here you can find both gentle and dramatic peaks, and about every mountainous scenery in between. Tara is probably most known for being home to one of the most stable populations of the remaining European brown bear!
Uvac is a town and river that is famous for its beautiful scenery and windy curves. Along the Uvac gorge are hiking trails that pass by multiple viewpoints and some of the most sights in the region. The gorge is also famous for bird watching, especially with the large griffon vulture that is impossible to miss.