Kosovo

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Kosovo Aerial Tour, Kosovo

Flew over Kosovo in a helicopter. You can see all the cities and landscape below. It is winter and very cold. The cities are spread out in every instance, almost no buildings that can be characterized as high-rise. The country is dotted with small hills/mountains. The cities seem to be compact with many houses squeezed in. Most have red tiled roofs. We flew over rivers and waterways, as well as small lakes and reservoirs. Periodically you can see the blades from the helicopter. You can see what appear to be locations where crops are planted in the spring, as well as forests which dot the landscape. The entire country appears to be covered or broken up by small mountains which makes direct land travel time consuming. It is a very rugged country. Videos taken during an aerial trip over Kosovo.

Aerial tour of Kosovo ]

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Pea (Pech), Street Walking Tours, Kosovo

A walk through the streets of Pech (Pea), Kosovo. You can see the old and new buildings, the people shopping. It is December and quite cold, with snow and wind. The buildings have an old Soviet feel to them and there are other more modern buildings as well. the city is a juxtaposition of poverty and seeming wealth. The people seem to have a positive attitude despite the adversity. The streets have many trees and are lined with shops. Again as in the entire country there are many buildings that are partially completed for some reason. The whole area does not seem to be well maintained. We walked into what appears to be a small linear bazaar outside. The vendors are selling their wares, much of it is probably pirated. Videos taken during a trip to Pea (Pech), Kosovo. It is associated with a travel blog at Wizardofwhere.com

Walk through the town of Pech, (Pea), Kosovo ]

Pea (Pech), Street Walking Tours, Kosovo

Walk through the town of Pech, (Pea), Kosovo. All the street vendors are visible, as well as the people shopping. They are staring at us as it is apparent we are Americans. The city looks old. It is winter time and the people are shopping. The streets are narrow, there are American flags hanging on the buildings. The vendors have their wares displayed on the sidewalk. It has the feel of being run down to a large degree but interspersed are high end shops. Videos taken during a trip to Pea (Pech), Kosovo.

Walk through the town of Pech, (Pea), Kosovo ]

Pea (Pech), Mountain Pass, Kosovo

Drive up the road through the mountain passes in Pea (Pech), Kosovo. It is winter and the roads are covered with ice and snow. The roads are also narrow and passing cars and trucks are problematic as they approach. You can see granite walls on either side rising up and a drop-off below into a gulley and there appears to be a river. You can also see short tunnels carved out of the mountains. The lumber trucks approach periodically and are tough to pass. One of the roadways are carved into the side of a granite wall and are basically up against a wall and the edge . The mountains rise on all sides and are snow covered. the road is winding and narrow. A couple of the tunnels were also very narrow and there was only room for one vehicle. Video taken during a trip to Pea (Pech), Kosovo.

Tour of a mountain pass in Pea (Pech), Kosovo ]

Kaljaja or Prizren Fortress, Kosovo

A walk up the access path to the Prizrin fortress. It is perhaps 3/4 of a mile trek up a cobblestone path. Videos taken during a trip to Prizrin, Kosovo.

Tour of Kaljaja fortress aka Prizren Fortress, Prizrin, Kosovo ]

Kaljaja or Prizren Fortress, Kosovo

Video of Prizrin, Kosovo taken from the Prizren Frotress (called Kaljaja or Prizren Fortress; in Serbian it is called Призренски Град, Каљаја, in Albanian: Каlаја). , It is foggy but you can still see the city. We are standing on the edge of the fortress wall. You can see an old cannon on a turret portion of the wall.

Tour of Kaljaja fortress aka Prizren Fortress, Prizrin, Kosovo ]

Kaljaja or Prizren Fortress, Kosovo

Walked up to an old fort (called Kaljaja or Prizren Fortress; in Serbian it is called Призренски Град, Каљаја, in Albanian: Каlаја). It lies on a small mountain overlooking Prizrin, Kosovo. You can see the entire area. We are standing on the edge of the old fort, on the wall. It is foggy so the city is somewhat difficult to see. The age of the old fort is evident and it has suffered decay and destruction over the centuries.

Tour of Kaljaja fortress aka Prizren Fortress, Prizrin, Kosovo ]

Prizrin Mountain Roadse

Winter drive through Prizrin, Kosovo. The town still has evidence of the war that took place during the latter part of the 1990s. It is impoverished and run down. The houses in many areas are damaged, there is much trash. You can clearly see the mountain range surrounding the town.

Drive up into the mountains in Prizrin, Kosovo ]

Kosovo countryside

Drive along the countryside in Northern Kosovo. Houses, barns , mountains are visible. The road is somewhat run down. The landscape is green and rolling, there are signs of poverty and wealth as is the norm throughout the entire country. Video taken during a trip in and around the Zubin Potok area of Kosovo.

Drive through northern Kosovo ]

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Kosovo countryside

A drive through the Kosovo countryside. A rural area around Zubin Potok. Poverty and wealth in the same area. This video taken during a trip in and around the Zubin Potok area of Kosovo.

Drive through northern Kosovo ]