About Kosovo, コソボについて
Kosovo is an independent country. However, half of countries in UN have not recognized Kosovo as an independent country yet. Japan is one of countries that has recognized. This is an Albanian's country, so there were many Albania's flags in this town even though this is Kosovo. Souvenir shops sell Albania's goods as well. People are nothing different from people of Albania. In Kosovo, America, a country helped Kosovo to independent, is super hero; I saw many flags of America in town. I heard that there were even statue of Bill Clinton in the capital.


My image of Kosovo was "WAR". I felt a bit worry about safety. However, after walking around town, I didn't feel any danger at all. There were cafes and many youngsters walked in town.

I talked to the owner of the hostel about the war. He told me that now they were more attention to how this country would be developed as an independent country. I just talked to an individual so it would be more different in different region such as places close to Serbia's border where the war had been more intense.

In Prizren, there were many churches and mosques including Church of the Holy Virgin of Ljeviska, a unesco sight.

This church was closed by fences around. Fortunately, I could go inside with a tour group that I coincidently met. However, Inside was hardly damaged. It was sad. I have seen German soldiers in town some times, and most of churches had been closed. It showed that there were still some tension over the last war.
[2013/06/03 19:41 ] | Kosovo | Comments:(0) | Trackbacks:(0) | page top↑
The man cycled 30000km getting into Kosovo, 3万キロの男コソボへ
The highway to Kosovo was very nice highway that reminds me a national highway in China. Its snaking down to Kosovo.

I camped a night at a gas station. They had a restaurant and kindly gave me a free dinner and beers at that night.

A KM before the border, I reached total distance 30000km (about 20000mile).

Getting into Kosovo, コソボへ入国

They didn't give me a stamp for departure, and I got only a stamp for arrival in Kosovo. I'm a bit worry about it. I hope nothing problem is happened when I am going out.

10 KM from border, I arrived to Prizren, an ancient city. They had a nice guesthouse, city hostel. I will stay here for couple of nights to see what's going on in Kosovo.
ここから10キロ走って到着したのはプリズレンという古都。ここにはちゃんとしたCity Hostel という安宿もある。そんなわけで、コソボの空気を知る為にも滞在する事にした。
[2013/06/02 15:34 ] | Kosovo | Comments:(0) | Trackbacks:(0) | page top↑
| HOME |