I arrived in Prishtina, Kosovo last night. What’s a Kosovo, you ask? It’s a region in the Balkans, formerly part of Serbia. As of 1999, Kosovo is a protectorate of the UN and NATO after they intervened to stop Serbian agression – genocide and mass expulsion – against Albanian Kosovars.
If you’re wondering about the significance of this place, Wikipedia has an extensive article on the conflict in this region.
Kosovo is on its way to independence, which will likely be confirmed in a 2006 referendum. Google is a good source for current news about Kosovo.
People have been asking why I’m here, and that’s a good question, too. I guess it’s to see what’s here. And to take photos, of course.
More as I explore …