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I will be spending 2 weeks in Novi Sad, Serbia this summer while my daughter attends a ballet intensive there. Does anyone have guidance on transportation, good day trips, things to avoid, etc. to help me plan. I found one guidebook on Serbia, but it lacked Rick's easy style and I have found it less than inspiring as a result. While she is in class daily, I'd like to get out and explore as much as possible. Thanks.

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Avoid the border regions with Kosovo and Macedonia. Independent travel there can be dangerous. While you are in the region, you may want to spend a few days in Sofia, which is a suprisingly beautiful (and cheap) city. Avoid Skopje, it may be the worst European capital city I have ever seen. Wait, make that the worst European city I have ever seen (and I've been deep within Russia). When I was in Serbia, unfortunately, much of the country was still licking its wounds from the misrule of the Milosevic era.