The country most people think is a winter wasteland somewhere in the middle of desolate Russia (that’s Siberia for the uninitiated), Serbia does, admittedly bear some similarities to the former USSR.

After Yugoslavia broke up and broke away from the Soviet Union in 1992, communism ended and – Serbia was born. As with many other Eastern European countries, the reminders of communism abound in the dreary architecture and cafeteria-style canteens still about the place (read: a backpacker’s dream, average food for way less than average prices), and there’s plenty of questionably awkward history that makes for excellent questions during free walking tours.

But there’s also plenty to love about this landlocked country – mostly in the very south, and the very north.

However, we’re not sure about its affinity for breakfast foods…