Skopje is a city immersed in legends.
There are a few must knows about Macedonia thus far.
I scaled mountains today literally and metaphorically. I dipped through valleys in the same way.
Just when I thought it wasn't possible for Albania to impress me again, it does and with a bang.
ou can see the efforts of Mayor Rama to reinvigorate the capital with the reclaimed green spaces, fountains, parks and recreation, casinos, nightlife, the reconstruction of churches, mosques and Skanderberg Square and the palette of bright colors that now distinguish the city's once gray, dull and grim Communist style buildings.
The mountains and lakes of Albania during a beautiful 70 degree Autumn day will leave you speechless or even draw a tear or two. It did for me.
"It's not bravery if you're not scared"
There is not a lot to see in Prishtina except a number of hero statues... the most interesting thing I've seen in the Balkans thus far is the NEWBORN sculpture/exhibit in the heart of the city.
Long-term ethnic tensions between Kosovo's Albanian and Serb populations left the "province" ethnically divided, resulting in inter-ethnic violence culminating in the Kosovo War of 1998-1999. This is yet another war in this region that occurred in our very recent past. Even my own daughter was alive and hearing/learning about this war that is how recent it was. …
Let me start with this - I love Belgrade! Belgrade has all you hope for in a capital city and so much more. Great shopping and food on the famous pedestrian walking area of Knez Mihailova Street in the cultural center of the city where the night lit up like a firecracker with a phenomenal …