In the Balkans, you can’t throw a plum without hitting someone who makes their own rakia, a fruit brandy that is stomach-meltingly potent.
The National Museum contains three floors of magnificent works, including Roman-era artifacts from around Serbia. While tourists are flooding European cities like Barcelona, Venice and Dubrovnik, the Serbian capital is quietly molding itself into a very fun and accommodating Balkan metropolis. Chefs are getting creative with Serbian cuisine and the cocktail bar scene has taken off, much to the delight of sophisticated locals. (Marko Risovic/The New York Times)