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Stories and Tips Kosovo

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Prizren - The Jewel of Kosovo Pt II

Written by fizzytom on 13 Feb, 2011

We walked round to the "Kaderi the Kurila Tekke" (a 'tekke' being the Albanian word for the place where members of the Sufi order meet) but really wished we'd visited on a Friday afternoon as this is the only day where there is a public…Read More


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Prizren - The Jewel of Kosovo Pt I

Written by fizzytom on 13 Feb, 2011

Until I came to do some research for my trip to Kosovo in September 2010, Prizren was just a name to me. I vaguely recalled it being in the news when the country was engaged in its difficult struggle for independence from Serbia, but other…Read More


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Pristina - an overview (part 2)

Written by fizzytom on 20 Nov, 2010

The heart of the city is Mother Theresa Boulevard, a pedestrianised street lined with shops (mostly international stores that only NGO workers can afford to shop in) and cafes. The area comes alive from late afternoon as school children finish for the day, followed by…Read More


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Pristina - an overview (Part 1)

Written by fizzytom on 20 Nov, 2010

Slowly we are working our way through the countries that formerly made up the Yugoslav federation; not only is Kosovo the last to achieve its independence, it's also the world's youngest state. In September 2010 we had planned to travel through Serbia en route to…Read More


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An Uncertain Border Crossing

Written by HobWahid on 19 Apr, 2006

Approaching the border of the UN-administered region of Kosovo and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia was probably the most nervous I have ever been crossing a border. Not only was I rolling towards the border in my Avis-rented Ford, but I had absolutely no…Read More


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A Brief Cultural Misphap

Written by HobWahid on 19 Apr, 2006

It only took about an hour to reach Kosovo's capital, Prishtina, from the Macedonian border. By the time I reached the city limits I was fully settling into the idea of being in Kosovo. I was cruising down the two-lane highway, listening to my CDs…Read More


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The Cult of Bill Clinton

Written by HobWahid on 19 Apr, 2006

When the skyline of Prishtina finally came into view, I immediately started to think that I really should be spending more time in this country than just driving through it. I don't really know what it was, but I suppose it was just that general…Read More


kolson

Written by kolson on 13 Aug, 2002

part II Outside, an endless line of white UN cars stood parked behind checkpoints and gates. The UN folks keep to themselves and don’t mingle with the natives, Greg said. Greg also pointed out the 10-story Grand Hotel, currently the Pristina’s best lodging and a landmark…Read More


kolson

Written by kolson on 13 Aug, 2002

Part I PRISTINA, Kosovo--Novelist Kurt Vonnegut once observed that "Unusual travel suggestions are dancing lessons from God." But when I received an airline ticket to this war-ravaged region as a gift, the only dancing I could envision involved high stepping around land…Read More


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