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It is pretty easy to hitchhike in '''Serbia''' during the day, but at night it gets very hard. Street lightings are rare outside of the cities, and even the smaller cities are not so easy to hitch beside.
 
It is pretty easy to hitchhike in '''Serbia''' during the day, but at night it gets very hard. Street lightings are rare outside of the cities, and even the smaller cities are not so easy to hitch beside.
In '''Serbia''' most of the main roads have junctions off towards the cities, so you could be dropped 4 or 5 km away from the nearest place and find yourself having to walk to the next decent junction. Tapwater is drinkable!
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In '''Serbia''' most of the main roads have junctions off towards the cities, so you could be dropped 4 or 5 km away from the nearest place and find yourself having to walk to the next decent junction. Tapwater is drinkable and You can cross the border by foot!!!
  
 
Roads have generally an excellent quality when compared to other countries in the region (e.g. [[Romania]] or [[Bulgaria]]).
 
Roads have generally an excellent quality when compared to other countries in the region (e.g. [[Romania]] or [[Bulgaria]]).

Revision as of 18:10, 6 September 2009

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Language: Serbian
Capital: Belgrade
Population: 10,350,265
Currency: Serbian Dinar (RSD)
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Serbia (Serbian: Србија / Srbija), is a country in Southern Europe, located in former Yugoslavia. It contained two provinces – Vojvodina and Kosovo & Metohija.

The province Kosovo & Metohija declared itself as independent in 2008. For more background information check this Wikipedia article.

It is pretty easy to hitchhike in Serbia during the day, but at night it gets very hard. Street lightings are rare outside of the cities, and even the smaller cities are not so easy to hitch beside. In Serbia most of the main roads have junctions off towards the cities, so you could be dropped 4 or 5 km away from the nearest place and find yourself having to walk to the next decent junction. Tapwater is drinkable and You can cross the border by foot!!!

Roads have generally an excellent quality when compared to other countries in the region (e.g. Romania or Bulgaria).

Hitchhiking on the motorway is frowned upon, but you won't get into any trouble. Police will only please you to go off at the next ramp. If you hitchhike on the motorway, it is better to step off in the toll stations, where it is considered normal to hitchhike. It seems to be common that some truck drivers pay the police with cigarettes or chocolate for not checking their goods. Haven't heard of any police trouble with hitchhikers, but it should be wise to keep calm and to avoid issues.

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Safety

Hitchhiking along the motorways seems to be no problem during the day. Serbian drivers tend to be friendly. When it's getting dark it is recommended to search a safe place to stay. While riding through the night, vicious attacks to cars and people on parking areas or along the road seem to happen from time to time. Make sure that you get out on a 24h tankstation or some motels along the way.

Cities

Money

When only hitchhiking through Serbia to get to Hungary, Bulgaria or wherever, you can pay at most service stations along the motorway with the Euro. Sometimes they also offer cash machines to withdraw Euro notes. The country itself is quite cheap compared to Hungary or other Western European countries.

Phrasebook

Serbian

  1. Hello - Zdravo
  2. Excuse me... - Izvinite
  3. Do you possibly drive in the direction of ...? - Izvinite da li idete u pravcu ... ?
  4. Could I get a lift to...? - Mogu li dobiti prevoz do...?
  5. - a gasstation / a service area / a parking place? / along the highway - benzinska pumpa / odmorishte / parking / duz autoputa
  6. pay-toll - naplatna rampa
  7. motorway - autoput
  8. Is the lift free? / I can't pay. - Da li je prevoz besplatan? / Ne Mogu da platim.
  9. Do you speak ...? / any other languages / Could you speak slower, please? - Da li govorite...? / neki drugi jezik/ Mozete li govoriti sporije, molim?
  10. yes / no / maybe / no thanks - Da / Ne / Mozda / Ne Hvala..
  11. That’s great / perfect / bad / no problem - Super/ Odlichno / Savrsheno / Loshe / Nema problema
  12. I don't understand. / I don't know. - Ne razumem. / Ne znam.
  13. I'm going to ... / Where are you going to? - Idem do.. / Gde vi idete?
  14. My name is... / What's your name? / I’m from... / Where are you from? - Ja se zovem../ Kako se ti zovesh? Ja sam iz... / Odakle ste vi?
  15. I’m ... years old. / How old are you? - Ja imam ... godina./ Koliko godina ti imash?
  16. I study.... / My subjects are... / I’m in my ... year. / I will become a .... - Studiram.... / Moji predmeti su... / Ja sam u ... godini./ Postacu...
  17. I have a boy-friend/a girl-friend. / I'm married. - Ja imam decka/devojku / Ja sam ozenjen (male) / udata (female)
  18. I’m on holiday. / I visit friends in... / I'm hitchhiking around... - Ja sam na odmoru. / Poseticu prijatelje iz... / Stopiram..
  19. I will stay for... / I’m going back... - Ostajem ... (number) dana (days) / Vracam se ...
  20. Don’t touch me! / Let me out! / Stop! / Help! - Ne diraj me! / Pusti me napolje! / Stop! / U pomoc!
  21. Can you drop me off here? - Mozete li me ostaviti ovde?
  22. Thank you! / Have a nice day/trip! - Hvala (puno)! / Srecan put!
  23. Where can I find ...? - Gde mogu naci...?
  24. - the city centre / a map - centar grada / mapu
  25. - a toilet / a supermarket / a pharmacy / a campsite - toalet / supermarket / apoteku / kamp
  26. - an internetcafe / a cashmachine / a bank / exchange office - internet kafe / bankomat / banku / menjachnicu
  27. - a metrostation / a busstation / a trainstation - metro / autobusku stanicu / zeleznicku stanicu
  28. - the highway to ... / a good hitchhikingspot - autoput do... / dobro mesto za stopiranje
  29. water / (herbal) tea / hot chocolate / coffee - voda / (biljni) chaj / toplu cokoladu / kafu
  30. beer / (red, white) wine / juice - pivo / (crveno, belo) vino / sok
  31. vegetarian / diner / bread / a cheap restaurant - vegeterijansku / veceru / hleb / jeftin restoran
  32. Cheers! / Enjoy your meal! - Ziveli! / Prijatno!
  33. I’m hungry / thirsty / fine / cold / hot / sick - Gladan sam / zedan sam / dobro sam / hladno (mi je)/ vruce (mi je) / bolestan sam
  34. north / east / south / west - sever / istok / jug / zapad
  35. yesterday / today / tomorrow - juče / danas / sutra
  36. zero / one / two / three / four / five / six / seven / eight / nine / ten - nula / jedan / dva / tri / cetiri / pet / sest / sedam / osam / devet / deset
  37. eleven / twelve / thirteen / fourteen / fifteen / sixteen / seventeen / eighteen / nineteen / twenty - jedanaest / dvanaest / trinaest / cetrnaest / petnaest / sesnaest / sedamnaest / osamnaest / devetnaest / dvadeset
  38. twenty-one / thirty - dvadeset-jedan / trideset
  39. hour / day / week / month / kilometre - sat / dan / sedmica / mesec / kilometar
  40. left / right / straight on / before/ after - levo / desno / pravo / pre / posle
  41. this / next / last - ovo / sledece / poslednje
  42. often / seldom / never / long / short - cesto / retko / nikad / dugo / kratko
  43. up / down / over / under - gore / dole / iznad / ispod
  44. How far is it (on foot)? / Where are we? - Koliko je daleko (peshke)? / Gde smo?
  45. How much does it cost? / What time is it? - Koliko kosta? / Koliko je sati?
  46. We are looking for a place to sleep. - Trazimo mesto da prespavamo.
  47. Where can we buy a ticket? - Gde mozemo da kupimo kartu?
  48. Who? / What? / Where? / Why? / When? - ko? / šta? / gde? / zašto / kada?
  49. How? / How much? / How long? / Which? - Kako? / Koliko? / Koliko dugo? / Koji?

The Serbian Travel Club offers a Serbian Phrasebook as well as a special Phrasebook for Hitchhiking.

Links

Hitchhiker's guide to Serbia

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