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
Election day proved to be an eventful Sunday, full of cloudy gloom and anticipation. For most of the day, I could not tell one difference from any other Sunday. The streets were quiet. Pedestrians went about their errands with the … Continue reading
Happy Election Weekend! The big day is November 3rd, tomorrow. Last night all the local channels were packed with campaign commercials, trying to get their last word in this fight. (In Kosov@, candidates are limited to one month of campaigning, the … Continue reading
For weeks, the leaves have been fading from green to brown with brilliant tones in between. Oaks, maples and sycamores line the streets and coat the hills that surround most cities in Kosovo. Some days that hills around Mitrovica have … Continue reading
Anyone who has lived in Kosovo will warn you about the lack of water and electricity. They will say the food is great and the people love America, but that the air is thick with pollution and the utilities are … Continue reading
This morning around 5:45 am, I was pulled away from my dreams as calls to prayer resounded through the air. One imam began with a soothing, mournful melody. Voices of several other imams drifted from further out in the city … Continue reading
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Here are some photographs from our half a week in Vienna, Austria in mid-September.
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After less than a week in Pristina, we have moved to our new home in Mitrovica. Mitrovica is the largest city in northern Kosovo. It’s only 30-45 minutes by car from Pristina. (Remember, the whole country is only about as … Continue reading