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1. Posted by phish123 (Budding Member 12 posts) 8y

How dangerous is it for 3 Americans to backpacking in Serbia and Kosovo?

2. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 8y

Im American, did it last year. Youll be fine. Just dont speak loudly and wear baseball caps. no sense bringing attention to yourself...especially at trainstations.

Kosovo, read up on the news and alerts before you go. Dont wander around the forests much.

3. Posted by vlaja (Budding Member 23 posts) 8y

Hi there,
i don t see any problems to come to Serbia.
Very best and good luck

4. Posted by phish123 (Budding Member 12 posts) 8y

Thank you very much!

5. Posted by mxyzplk (Budding Member 3 posts) 8y

what is the dangerous? what about for Indonesian?

6. Posted by adaziv (Full Member 30 posts) 8y

It is not dangerous at all, at least not in Serbia (I haven't been to Kosovo in some time so not sure). People are very friendly, although being American you will probably be as popular there as anywhere else in the world right now (except perhaps the UK).

Unless the comment about speaking loudly and wearing the baseball cap is meant to be sarcastic, I don't get it. I was in Serbia several times with a group of people speaking English everywhere and never had any problems.

7. Posted by byzantine (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y

Do not worry in Serbia you are welcome on Kosovo pay atention on your watch not to be taken

8. Posted by luzian (Full Member 36 posts) 8y

I visited Serbia this summer and found people to be very friendly and welcoming. Don't think you should have problems being American or Indonesian or from anywhere else, except maybe from some neighbouring countries that Serbia has been in conflict with. Most young people speak very good English and seemed to be happy to meet people from other countries.

I haven't been in Kosovo, with the current conflict I would also suggest checking out the current alerts and news if you go into Kosovo and the most southern part of Serbia (border region). As coldwarspy mentioned, be very careful if you go "offroad" and check local infos, there are still some parts in different Eastern European countries where land mines haven't been cleared... no trouble if you follow the "beaten track" though.