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I found myself there in summer 2003 as my husband was teaching in the Pristina University summer school -- his topic? Multi-cultural Ethics. Evidence of the UNMIK attempts to bring Serb and Albanian together are evident -- such as this sign, which says in both languages: "I am Kosovo".
UPDATE: Since the events of the last few months the pretense of a multi-ethnic Kosovo has been severely damaged. Last summer you saw these signs everywhere. This summer -- nowhere.
The Grand Hotel has been a beehive of activity since the NATO takeover in 1999. Journalists, entrepeneurs ... everyone has has passed through it's public and private rooms.
Today it looks like a Grade B hotel that needs a little [a LOT] of updating.
UPDATE: PLease see the hotel tip for my husband's recent review!
This is not an easy question for many residents in Pristina. Many have had 3 addresses without moving once. First under Tito the streets names were a judicious balance of Albanian & Serb authors & heroes. Then under Milosevec streets were renamed to Serb saints and heroes. Post-1999 many streets have been renamed after those leading the rebellion against Serbia. One street does have a familiar name though -- Bill Clinton St., which leads from the airport to the center of town!
Please click on the picture for more detail. A few landmarks: #184/Grand Hotel; #189/ Archeological Museum; #196/ National Theater.
Kosovo is not a stable area -- and some places are, of course, less stable than others. Even in Pristina you need to use... more travel advice
Many of the buildings that have replaced those destroyed in 1999 have a creative flair. These two are along the main... more travel advice
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