Once the powerhouse of the old Yugoslavia, Serbia has had to find a new role in the Balkans to reinstate itself as a positive and admired country.

Today, it oozes multiculturalism, history-rich folklore and thriving art and music movements to attract interest from the rest of Europe. The capital city of Belgrade has a reputation for being exuberant and audacious; sandwiching the old socialism between art masterpieces, Ottoman relics and remnants from the Habsburg dynasty.