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Balkans Adventure – Spontaneous Trip to Prizren – Part 9

Balkans Adventure – Spontaneous Trip to Prizren – Part 9

Spontaneity is one of the joys of travel, with no work commitments or bosses to tell you what to do, you can just get up and make a decision, that is how I ended up on a Soviet-era bus, heading for the picturesque town of Prizren. Like all of the best spontaneous decisions, it started with the weather forecast, an idea and most importantly a chocolate croissant. I had booked 3-days in Pristina which in hindsight did seem a bit…

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Balkans Adventure – In Defense of Pristina (Prishtina) – Part 8

Balkans Adventure – In Defense of Pristina (Prishtina) – Part 8

What makes a city ugly, is it the architecture, the people, an undercurrent of crime or just the general feel of the place, with two days in one of the ugliest capitals in Europe, I set to find out why Prishtina (Pristina) has such a reputation. Let’s start off with the first and most immediate reaction, the architecture, this, to be honest, is one of the first things we see about a city when we first arrive. Some cities immediately…

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Balkans Adventure – The Road to Kosovo – Part 6

Balkans Adventure – The Road to Kosovo – Part 6

The road to Kosovo isn’t some sort of complex metaphor to define years of animosity and outright war, it is, in fact, a rather bumpy, pothole death track through the middle of a mountain range, full of bandits, criminals and little old ladies selling tea… I believe my hatred for bus stations has already been well documented and trust me Skopje bus station did very little to change those opinions. Buying my ticket was both a simple and complicated process….

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5 Things To Do In Kosovo

5 Things To Do In Kosovo

Ah, Kosovo, don’t ask the Serbians what they think about it, is it a country, is it just an illusion? Who can say? It’s probably a country though, and if you ever make it there, here are my top 5 things to do in Kosovo. 1. Day Trip To Prizren Unlike most of the Balkans, day trips are perfectly feasible in Kosovo. Actually, because you don’t really need more than 5 hours in each place, they are in my opinion…

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How To Travel Around The Balkans

How To Travel Around The Balkans

Ah, the Balkans, that mysterious part of the world that appears to be in Europe, but doesn’t really look, feel, or act like it is. A place that was once one unified country, now splintered into six, and one where history casts an ever-growing shadow. Here are my tips on how to get around this often forgotten about part of the world. Forget Flying Whether you’re in Europe proper, the USA, or even most parts of Asia, flying is a…

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