october 10 to 12, 2015
Kosovo, a brand new country, though unfortunately still not a recognized as one by all nations. Formerly connected to Serbia (and considered by the Serbs to still be so), Kosovo has had a very turbulent past and a difficult journey to its independence. Never had I imagined I'd get the chance to travel to Kosovo and I'm so happy I did. Tourism isn't huge yet, but there is definitly potential for it to get there. For a backpacker its a dream come true as food and lodging are very cheap and the culture of the youth in Kosovo is very laid-back and fun-loving.
october 10 to 11, 2015
The capital city of Kosovo, Pristina, was a nice place to stay for a couple of days. It was easy to get around, there were some events going on, and enough sites to see/history to learn about. The style of city is fairly cold as it adds new architecture to its older 80s feel.
october 11 to 12, 2015
Prizren in my opinion was a nicer place to stay than Pristina. The city had that old Ottoman feel to it like much of the Balkans and featured a lot of pedestrian space. The city is small and divided by a river; it has some great old Turkish Baths to view; you can climb to the fortress overlooking it; and there are many outdoor bars and cafes. This is also a shopping centre for Kosovo and my favourite street was the one lined with wedding dress shops featuring bejeweled and over-the-top princess styles of various colours.
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