As you may know from a previous post, I recently spent a week in Albania. However, from Albania I traveled with my best friend to Kosovo via coach. I spent one day and a half exploring the surroundings and was pleasantly surprised at how beautiful everything was. I did not see many tourists but the streets were certainly filled with people, particularly in the evenings as religious celebrations were occurring. The city reminded me a little of Italy due to the bridges and rivers/lakes but the overall feel was much more community based. There was even a little statue in the centre of the city with quite the story. Legend has it, if you drink from the fountain you will keep coming back to Kosovo. Let’s see if that is true . . .
My best friend and her partner took me on a little hike to see the whole city from wayyyyy up high and it was breathtaking. It was peaceful and beautiful, but very steep! There is a kind of stadium at the top and a mini castle dating way back into history. If you manage to visit Kosovo I really recommend hiking around as the scenery is splendid.
For accommodation, I stayed at Hotel Antika. I am not sure if this is something all hotels do but the towels were shaped like a swan and I was so obsessed with it haha! The wifi isn’t great in the hotel though, sigh guess you can’t have it all! Speaking of wifi, don’t turn on your travel data! I had a surprise when my phone company said it would be £2 a day and it turned out to be £40 a day (luckily I managed to get it sorted but double-check before you go)
I feel like Kosovo is one of those places that you need to visit in order to experience something so unique and different. I highly recommend.