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The Green Oasis

Wild hogs and 30 artificial lakes of Blinaja make an oasis in the middle of Kosova. Artan Behrami Milot Hasimja A few kilometers away from Prishtina, there is a natural reservation called Blinaja. For those that are not attracted to the seaside, this could be a very good spot to visit. People, who don’t like the sea and the sun, can get into groups and head for the national park of Blinaja. Those who are crazy about the wild animals and group walks through natural reservations will find Blinaja to be an ideal place. There are so many communist stories of hunting parties that ...

Leaders of religious communities united on Kosovo’s membership in UNESCO

Leaders of religious communities have come together on the occasion of Kosovo’s application for membership in the United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO). They have sent a joint letter to the Director General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, and the delegations of the member states of UNESCO.   The letter was signed by Mufti Naim Tërnava, Head of Islamic Community of Kosovo, Dr. Dom Lush Gjergji, General Vicar of the Roman Catholic Church in Kosovo, Pastor Driton Krasniqi, Head of Protestant Church of Kosovo, Sheh Lulzim Shehu, Union of Kosovo Sufi ...

Savoring Friendly Kosovo

KOSOVO HAS PLAYED AN INSTRUMENTAL ROLE IN SHAPING THE HISTORY OF THE BALKANS, though, it has remained a somewhat mysterious and little known country in the eyes of foreigners.   KOSOVO HAS PLAYED AN INSTRUMENTAL ROLE IN SHAPING THE HISTORY OF THE BALKANS, though, it has remained a somewhat mysterious and little known country in the eyes of foreigners. Having stood in the limelight of political attention until just recently, Kosovo has been successfully jockeying for the designation of being considered a viable tourist destination, a colorful and multifaceted land with a multitude of attractions. Situated in the Western Balkans, Kosovo is a land steeped ...

The Valley of environmental fanatics

This region remains well preserved and still less explored, but offering greatopportunities for lovers of eco- and rural tourism.   Rugova Valley is one of the most attractive natural areas of the region. it belongs to the Albanian Alps range of mountains situated at the western part of Kosovo. There are 13 villages populated with «Rugovanians» who are famous for their fanatic love of the environment, their specific cultural activities, and practice of folklore. The highest peak of the Rugova valley reaches up to 2560m above sea level, and the area is quite rich with rivers, natural lakes at 1800m on the mountains, 30m ...

Prizren: Historic Stage Set for the Future

The heart of cultural heritage in Kosovo, Prizren is host to film lovers from around the world every year in the International Dokufest.   Shkumbin Brestovci DOKUFEST, The International Documentary and Short Film Festival, is the largest film event in Kosova and probably also of the South East Europe. The Festival is organized in the summer in the picturesque and historical town of Prizren which attracts numerous international and regional artists. In this annually organized festival films are screened twice a day in three open air cinemas as well as in two regular cinemas.  Except for its films, the festival is also well-known for ...

Brezovica – Kosovo’s rugged beauty

Kosovo is a landlocked country, but luckily so, with a diverse landscape. On the southern tip of the country lies Brezovica, a beautiful ski village that attracts thousands of visitors   Shpresa Rifati’s cheeks are all red as she is walking in her winter gear on the snowy road in southern Kosovo’s Brezovica. The actual ski resort and ski lifts are about 8 km further away but throngs of tourists are exiting dozens of busses stuck on the road due to heavy snow falls. It’s chaos out here and many teenagers seem genuinely thrilled with over a meter of snow ...

Kosovo Wants to be the Next Napa

Kosovo as a wine tourism destination? Several world media have featured stories on Kosovo’s famous winemaking tradition in recent months. We republish a story from NPR. Kosovo’s wine country, Rahovec, doesn’t have much name recognition outside of the region, though it’s been making wine for some 2,000 years.   Kosovo as a wine tourism destination? Several world media have featured stories on Kosovo’s famous winemaking tradition in recent months. We republish a story from NPR. Kosovo’s wine country, Rahovec, doesn’t have much name recognition outside of the region, though it’s ...

Kosovan cousine

For historical reasons, the cuisine of Kosovo has been developed consisting of dishes from various regional influences such as: Albanian, Serbian, Turkish, Greek and Italian. The Kosovan cuisine includes various meat dishes and pastries. In this edition, we are presenting Elbasan Tava and Bakllasarma.   Elbasan Tava Elbasan Tava is a traditionalcasserole dish with lamb and yogurt. As the name suggests its origin is from the city of Elbasan in Middle Albania. Ingredients 1-2 kg lamb, 6 eggs, 1l yogurt,  4 spoons of corn flour - 200 gr., Butter - 1 little onion 3-5, cloves of garlic, salt and pepper, Preparation. Lamb meat is cut in pieces and ...

Photos of the month

The Vushtrri Castle is one of the oldest monuments in the municipality of Vushtrri. Located at heightening geographical coordinates, the castle is classified as an ‘old castle’ according to historical evidence. This signifies it has been through a string of reconstructions from its initial build.   Vushtrri Castle The Vushtrri Castle is one of the oldest monuments in the municipality of Vushtrri. Located at heightening geographical coordinates, the castle is classified as an ‘old castle’ according to historical evidence. This signifies it has been through a string of reconstructions from its initial build. The castle is a blend of Illyrian and ...

Prizren City & Rahovec Winery; 2-Day Tour

Departing from Pristina, we will drive through the beautiful Gorge of Caraleves and arrive in Prizren for a guided tour around the city. We will visit the Prizren Castle, which dates from the Roman Empire, and the Ottoman era Sinan Pasha Mosque and Hamam (Turkish bath house). We will also visit a historic 200 year old tree, the League of Prizren Monument which commemorates Albanian nationalism in the Ottoman Empire, the 15th century Catholic Cathedral, Stone Castle Winery – the largest winery in the region, and the Daka family basement winery. - Scenic drive through the picturesque Gorge of Caraleves - Guided tour of Prizren’...