Monthly Archive: February, 2013

Blood feuds, goats and a lesson learned

Come with me on a journey to northern Albania, an area known for legendary hospitality, ancient citadels, and blood feuds.  In many villages in the north the people are not governed by 21st century european law, but… Continue reading

Breaking up is hard to do

A reflection on a passionate but short lived relationship: I was going steady with Pristina but instead of a class ring we sealed the deal with this amazing half of chicken. Those that know… Continue reading

The things that warm my heart edition

When I was in college living abroad to me seemed so glamourous! Sexy foreign languages, history around every corner, the promise of attractive exotic men – basically I was hooked. As anyone who… Continue reading

The siren song of Macedonia

Skopje (pronounced scope-ya – damn that tricky Albanian language) is the capital of Macedonia and about a two hour bus ride from Pristina. There are so many great niches to explore in the Balkans,… Continue reading

Within hours of a grenade attack

As many of you may have read, this past friday I travelled to the southern (Albanian) half of the town of Mitrovica. I was shocked to read this morning that yesterday a grenade… Continue reading

A town divided: A day spent in Mitrovica

To understand what is going on today in Mitrovica (and how I spent my day) allow me to briefly take you back through a very short background on Kosovo. This is an extremely… Continue reading