THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA, commonly known as Serbia, sits on a crossroads between Southeast and Central Europe. The nation is surrounded by Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Croatia, Bosnia, and Montenegro. Ranked high on the Peace Index, Serbia is a military-neutral state and is currently a candidate for joining the EU. 29.1% of the landscape is covered in forest. The capital, Belgrade, is home to great museums, the Sava and Danube rivers, and is famous for its laid-back bohemian restaurants in the old quarter of Skadarlija.
Serbia provides a welcome introduction to the Balkans. Here are 10 unexpected images of the nation.