Serbia Visit, Lake Palić – Country 68!

On the road again! I’ve just driven over the border from Hungary to Serbia to notch up my 68th country visited – see About Us.

Lake Palić, Northern Serbia
Lake Palić, Northern Serbia

Having read on various sites that crossing the Hungary-Serbia border can take 3-4 hours or more I was concerned that my trip to Serbia would finish before it started. However, I opted for the most westerly crossing point at Hercegszántó, having overnighted at the historic Hungarian town of Mohács (more on that town in a future post), and was pleasantly surprised by getting through the border in less than 5 minutes. And it appeared to take no longer in the opposite direction into Hungary.

So what are my first impressions of a country that was being bombed by NATO just 12 years ago? Well, very friendly, helpful people and good inexpensive hotels and restaurants (cheaper than Hungary). The area I am staying in at Lake Palić shows many signs of its glorious heyday 100 years ago, but is in desperate need of an injection of cash for more rapid renovation. If Serbia joins the EU this could be forthcoming.

Over the next few days I’ll be exploring Northern Serbia, including visits to Subotica and Serbia’s second city of Novi Sad, and will be posting soon on these travels.