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Tales of Kosovo

Kosovo. A mere mention of the name is enough to start a debate wherever you go in this part of the world. The war ended almost 20 years ago, but the scars still appear to be fresh.

Only recognized as a state by 60% of the world’s countries, Kosovo is still in dispute. As one of Europe’s poorest countries with high unemployment rate, as well as a taxing criminal and corruption activity, the newborn state has a lot of challenges to overcome ahead.

Today I have arrived to the city of Pristina, capital of the second-youngest country in the world. Hopefully I will learn things and understand the conflict a bit better. After all, that’s what traveling is all about: Learning new things by experiencing other cultures.

Newborn monument The monument “Newborn” in Pristina is a tribute to Kosovo’s declaration of independence.

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