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
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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 settling into our seats on the TGV train in Geneva, an elegant woman draped in a fashionable tapestried print set her handbag on one of the seats facing us. She bent over and dug out magazines, sudoko books, a … Continue reading
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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
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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
Three buses and an overnight train carried us from Mitrovica into the arms of Athens. This was my first return to the city since living there two years ago. At 5:30am we stumbled off the train into the chilled, black … Continue reading