Serbia has a very rich and fascinating culture, which is the result of a long history of occupations. Nevertheless, people in Serbia are very kind and welcoming, which makes your stay even more comfortable.
Serbian families have a patriarchal structure and all family members are often very close. Unlike in Western countries, Serbian families don’t push their children to independency. In fact, most parents provide a marital home for their children in their own home. In return, children take care of their parents when they get too old.
Women in Serbia may take full time work but they usually stay at home, doing household chores and raising children. This tradition remained from the time when men were going to battles, while women stayed in homes with their children.
Serbians are very fond of guests and they enjoy entertaining them. If you come to Serbia, don’t worry about eating and drinking, your host will take care of that.
If you find yourself in a Serbian restaurant with your host, he probably won’t allow you to pay the bill.
As for the working life, it is very well balanced in Serbia. Office hour mostly run between 8 AM and 3 PM. Although they are hardworking and diligent, Serbians are usually not that swift at work as in Western countries.
There is much to discover in Serbia, you just need to know where to look.