As we sipped our coffee in Mitrovica, white flecks of winter began to drift down from the sky. Gloomy-grey hung over the town as if the residents were never meant to wake up. We traversed the river and piled in … Continue reading
Who do you think is the most important leader in the world? Students in two of my 11th grade classes pondered this question during an introduction to second conditionals. In the first class, this question popped a classroom’s worth of … Continue reading
On Monday, February 17th, citizens of Kosovo celebrated independence. This day marked six years since Kosovars officially declared their separation from Serbia. The phrase of the day, in the southern part of Kosovo anyway, was 6 Vjet Kosova (6 Years Kosovo). … Continue reading
Any guesses about how to pronounce ‘Shqip’? How about the meaning? Shqip: the Albanian word for ‘Albanian’. Like many Albanian words to English speakers, it appears to be an unpronounceable twist on a common enough English word. And, in fact, … Continue reading
After our first journey from south to north Mitrovica, we were tempted to return often and we did several times in the month following that first encounter with the other side. On our jaunts around town, it felt freeing to … Continue reading
For more than two months we have wondered east and west along the bank of the Ibar River. We have sat on the steps of the bank gazing north, watching for a glimpse of life on the other side, for … Continue reading
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After two weeks in Kosovo, we were eager to take our first weekend bus trip. The quickly-cooling weather reminded us that we better get out and see more of the country before the snow sets in and gets comfortable, interrupting … Continue reading