Thursday, July 16, 2015

Pristina, aventura en Kosovo

It's happy to see that Kosovo, the new born destination, is attracting the people from all over the world. A Spanish traveler and blogger visited Kosovo, and is sharing his experience and impressions with his friends and other people. The article is published in the site Two backpacks on Route (
Dos Mochilas en Ruta).
"Pristina, an adventure in Kosovo", describes all the route that the two backpackers from Spain made in Kosovo, and also you can find beautiful photos of the places they visited.

You can find the full article in this link: 
http://dosmochilasenruta.com/kosovo-pristina






 



Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The beauty of Gjakova

Another traveler wrote about Kosovo these days. He is Paul Diming from US, who likes taking photographs of pleasant landscapes, wonderful wildlife, birds, flowers & plants all over the world.
Look how he describe through photos a morning stay in Gjakova, city of Kosovo. 

"While modern clothing popular is popular in Kosovo today as it is in the West, the traditional clothing of Kosovo can be still be seen and is available in the bazaars.  I did see a few elderly men dressed in traditional clothing during our visit.
Gjakova was hit hard during the Kosovo War.  While most of the people have returned and the damage repaired, there is still evidence of the war if one looks close enough."
 

 
 
Read full article and see his photos here:  
 
http://pauldiming.blogspot.com/2015/06/morning-in-gjakova.html?m=1

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

New Favorite: Kosovo!

A great blog dedicated to Kosovo, and what this new country can offer from the eyes of a tourist. A traveler from Norway, Silvia Lawrence is one of the few tourists who wrote in details about new Kosovo. Here are some of her lovely impressions about Kosovo.

"I was SO excited about Kosovo! I love when a new place totally blows me away, and Kosovo did just that.
Pristina must be home to some of the friendliest people in the world. From the waiters enthusiastically asking where we were from and offering us free coffee and/or rakia to the strangers turned Facebook friends striking up conversations with us on the street, I pretty much just wanted to be best friends with everyone I talked to in Kosovo. I mean really, how can a capital city be this friendly? In the evenings most of the city’s population (over half of whom are under 25!) can be found walking along the main promenade, cheerfully greeting each other with seemingly little other objective than to see and be seen".








Read full article here:

http://www.heartmybackpack.com/blog/travel-pristina-peja-kosovo/


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As Dan said when we were leaving the capital, “Pristina is one of my favorite cities we’ve visited, which is quite remarkable considering how ugly it is.” Because oh yes, a lot of Pristina’s architecture is pretty baffling.
I have to admit, I didn’t have particularly high expectations for Kosovo. Last year while in Albania Danielle and I had considered making a quick trip up to Kosovo, but everyone told us the country was pretty boring, and we believed them.
But still, when Dan tried to convince me to skip Kosovo again and instead spend a few more days in our heavenly apartment on the Bay of Kotor, I put my foot down and insisted that this time I had to go. And luckily my birthday was coming up, so Dan had to listen to me.
I’m not exactly sure why I so wanted to see Kosovo – maybe it was all the stories I had heard about how odd and quirky its capital city Pristina is........  read more:

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Gračanica: A Serbian Enclave in Kosovo

Within a short drive south of Prishtina, Kosovo is the Serbian enclave of Gračanica.  The town is inhabited by approximately 11,000 people, many of whom are refugees driven out of Prishtina at the end of the Kosovo War.  Gračanica is also the administrative center for the Community of Serb Municipalities in Kosovo.

Below is the statue of Miloš Obilić, a Serbian knight in the service of Prince Lazar, during the invasion of the Ottoman Empire.  The statue is in the middle of a roundabout in Gračanica.  Notice the flag of Serbia to the left of the statue.



Read more: 
http://pauldiming.blogspot.com/2015/06/gracanica-serbian-enclave-in-kosovo.html?m=1