Culture and etiquette
Even though tourists are quite a rarity in some parts, part of the charm of travel in Serbia is a sense of “live and let live” – you are unlikely to be quizzed intrusively or pestered to buy wares. Serbian culture as a whole is far from conservative – a fact you’ll quickly grasp from the fashion choices youngsters make. You should cover arms and legs in Orthodox churches, however. Tipping in restaurants is not essential, but in the nicer places you should leave ten percent.
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