Prizren, Kosova

12-13 September 2016

Dečani Monastery is a UNESCO treasure.

During my 2012 visit to the countries of the former Yugoslavia, the country I missed seeing was Kosova. Not only did Serbia frown on anyone entering the area, but they would not recognize a passport stamp issued by what Serbians thought as Serb territory. Not that things have changed in 2016; today I travel from Macedonia and no such tensions exist south of the border. And I say “Kosova” to the contrary of maps and notables because that is how locals refer to their country.  (more…)