The best way to get familiar with a country is by visiting its institutions.
- Chinese institutions are settled in huge buildings made from marble and glass, and they are spotlessly clean;
- the employees are uniformed, helpful, and polite;
- they use modern technology;
- applications are submitted online;
- everything resolves relatively quickly;
- you do everything on the spot and pay by phone or credit card
Visiting the state institutions of Serbia provides a time traveling experience.
- the buildings are old and usually need renovation; both externally and internally;
- thier computers are running on Windows XP and they own a certain scanner that supposedly can only scan 5x5cm photos;
- employees smoke in offices and wear faded T-shirts;
- a photo of employees who played a football game wearing FC Red Star jerseys with “Beobanka” sponsorship hangs from the wall;
- on the desk in the waiting room, there is a hardcover school notebook named “The Book of Impressions,”;
- you pay only in cash and you have to bring the correct amount because they do not have any change;
- you need to wait at least two months for any document you need.
- only a picture of Slobodan Milosevic has been missing.