SERBIA: A “bride” in a fairly white dress and trainers operates via a field, her long white veil fluttering behind and her “groom” in hot pursuit.
It is not a scene through the Hollywood hit “Runaway Bride” but a conventional Serbian wedding party — only with all of the functions played by Chinese tourists.
Enticed by visa-free travel and costs that are low to Western Europe, the Chinese have already been visiting Serbia inside their droves.
The landlocked Balkan state is currently among the fastest-growing locations in European countries for Chinese travellers, topping the maps this past year, and contains been rolling out of the red carpeting.
From Chinese restaurants, to street indications in Mandarin, infrastructure has quickly sprung up.
Chinese authorities had been also sent to your roads of Belgrade within the summer time to simply help keep in touch with their compatriots, a programme also piloted various other cities that are european.
As well as in rural western Serbia, locals within the little, picturesque vacation village of Gostoljublje also have discovered a method to claim a piece for the pie.
Zeljko Sredic, whom has the resort of wooden getaway houses, lays on the full wedding that is serbian, without really getting hitched.
“We thought we would do weddings since they include most of the traditions: the tradition of food, track, party, costumes and so forth,” he told AFP.
Against rolling hills and farmland, the marriage extravaganza happens to be wooing the Chinese in particular because it started couple of years ago. Continua a leggere