Good Call on the Summer Serbia Visit

It wasn’t that I looked in to a crystal ball and said, “Yes, I believe that July would be a good time to visit, Serbia. I see unrest in the future.” No, it’s just that I happened to be there when I was there, last July. Turns out that might have been a good time to make my first trip. The US and a large slew of other Western countries aren’t so welcome right now due to the whole Kosovo issue.
On the one hand, I can understand the frustration of the Serbs. This is an unprecedented event and it has the potential to fuel other movements around the world that want to secede from their parent countries. Then again, maybe it doesn’t. Who knows. Whatever the case, I don’t think that burning the US embassy really does all the much to help the Serbian cause and I’m quite happy that I’m not there right now. It’s not so much that I fear I would be in danger (even though my Serbian ain’t that great), it’s more that I wouldn’t want to be representative of my country during this time and regardless of what people think, if you are a foreigner in another country, you are always representing your country. Just remember that the next time you vomit in to a canal in Venice or take a piss in the middle of Las Ramblas.
Good Call on the Summer Serbia Visit