This might not bee the freshest of topics, but the main idea behind it is timeless (i my opinion)
, so let me tell you a little bit of the place i'm from.
I live on the bottom of the Pannonian Sea, it is quite a flat place, so you can see really far, if not in a town. And to bee more exact, i live in Vajdaság/Vojvodina, Serbia's ethnically most colourful region. And jet even more closer, i live in Temerin (a little town counting about 30.000 souls, and some soulless ones as well), which is 20 km from Novi Sad/Újvidék/Neusatz.
This is the capital of the region, and has been known in the past as the serbian Athen, because it was the cultural capital of the serbs back when it was still part of Austria-Hungary.
The people of this flat region mostly live from agriculture, the tempo of life reflected that fact until not so long ago. Our way of life is currently under construction. The wars of the '90s left quite a scar on our slow way of life. (but that is a subject for someone else, not for me)
As i mentioned, the region is quite ethnically coloured, we have serbs, slovaks, some rysins, hungarians, and many others, usually living quite peacefully together, with mutual respect for one another culture. (most of the jews and swabians from around here were either killed, or they simply went to other countries to escape death, all of this bloodshed thanks to World war II)
I live mostly amongst serbs of all kind.
I myself am considered to be hungarian. My grandfather was born to swabian parents, but they had to keep it a secret once the partisans arrived, so i never learned german (that i consider a pity, in school they mostly focus on grammar, but i learn so much easier by example
). But i speak serbian (actually all the languages of the ex Yugoslavia, except for slovenian and macedonian, or did i forget anybody?)
/hungarian/english equally well.
Now that i written it down, it has quite a sad vibe to it. Fortunately the reality is different, those are the scars of a region that's been under the rule of many countries under a "short" period of time.
On the bright side, are cuisine is quite divers. Combine serbian food (whit its turkish influence, ah musaka) and hungarian and all the others, and you get quite a banquet!
And we even have an Exit to show (the festival). And since this is a place where thoughts of manga and anime roam free, i simply have to mention Technotise: Edit & I. Its a 2009 animated film that shows a lot of anime influence, and as an addition to that, depicts the balkan mentality in a vivid and funny way.