The Kosovo War was fought from February 1998 to June 1999 and ended when NATO intervened. Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in 2008 and is now recognized by 97 member states of the United Nations. Pristina is the capital city of Kosovo.
Getting to Pristina
I travelled 77 km by bus to Pristina, Kosovo from Skopje, Macedonia. The consensus online was bus was the easiest and quickest method to travel. I had no issues and recommend visiting Kosovo if you have the opportunity.
The Cathedral of Saint Mother Teresa is modest when compared with some of the large cathedrals of the world, but this suits her. Mother Teresa was born in Skopje, Macedonia and there are many monuments, statues and signs dedicated to her throughout this region of the world.
Christ the Saviour Orthodox Cathedral
The National Library of Kosovo “Pjetër Bogdani”
The Newborn Monument
The Newborn sign is decorated different ways each year and it represents Kosovo being the youngest country (2008).
Prime Minister of Kosovo, Ramush Haradinij
While at the Newborn sign, there was a heavy police presence at the building behind the sign. I started chatting with a man (an attractive one I might add) for a bit and he said they were waiting for the Prime Minister. He was a member of the PM’s team waiting for him. When the PM arrived I took pictures like the tourist I am and the guy I was talking to walked out to get the PM. I heard him say Canada and then he came and asked me if I wanted my picture taken with the PM. Of course I do!
It was a perfect timing experience. He told me he liked my country.
USA President Bill Clinton
Due to the role President Clinton played in Kosovo’s fight for independance, he is considered a hero. There are many statues, pictures and street names for Bill Clinton,
Zahir Pajaziti Statue
Zahir Pajaziti was an Albanian commander of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) who was killed on 31 January 1997 in a gunfight with Yugoslav forces.
Walking Around Pristina
There are a lot of markets.
Streets of Pristina
It was a hot day, I wilted and of course I enjoyed an ice cream cone – chocolate and salty peanut butter!
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Jackie is “Mom” to one amazing son, an IT professional, and an obsessed traveller. She spends her time reading, golfing at Ladies League, and implementing software projects. Jackie has travelled to 7 continents and 90 countries and is always planning the next destination and adventure!