Theme Week Kosovo – Prizren

29 June 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, UNESCO World Heritage Reading Time:  12 minutes

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© GentiBehramaj/cc-by-sa-4.0

Prizren is the second most populous city and municipality of Kosovo and seat of the eponymous municipality and district. It is located on the banks of the Prizren River between the foothills of the Sharr Mountains in southern Kosovo. Prizren experiences an oceanic climate under the influence of the surrounding mountains.   read more…

Theme Week Kosovo – Gjilan

28 June 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  7 minutes

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© Planeti/cc-by-sa-4.0

Gjilan is the sixth most populous city in Kosovo and it serves as both a municipality and the administrative center of the Gjilan District. The municipality has a population of 90,178 with approximately 54,239 inhabitants residing in the urban area.   read more…

Theme Week Kosovo – Mitrovica

27 June 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  8 minutes

Ibar Bridge, which connects both parts of the city © GentiBehramaj/cc-by-sa-4.0

Ibar Bridge, which connects both parts of the city © GentiBehramaj/cc-by-sa-4.0

Mitrovica, also referred as Kosovska Mitrovica, is a city in northern Kosovo and administrative center of the District of Mitrovica. In 2013, the city was split into two municipalities, South Mitrovica and North Mitrovica. Settled 10 km from Ujmani/Gazivoda Lake, on the confluence of the rivers Ibar, Sitnica, Lushta, and Trepça, the city is surrounded by the mountains of Kopaonik, Rogozna, Mokna, and Çyçavica. According to the 2011 Census, the two municipalities had 97,686 inhabitants of which 85,360 reside in south and 12,326 in north.   read more…

Theme Week Kosovo – Ferizaj

26 June 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  6 minutes

Pedestrian street and City Hall © Elmedinfeta/cc-by-sa-4.0

Pedestrian street and City Hall © Elmedinfeta/cc-by-sa-4.0

Ferizaj or Uroševac, is a city and a municipality in Kosovo. It is the third largest city in Kosovo by population and also the seat of Ferizaj Municipality and the Ferizaj District.   read more…

Theme Week Kosovo – Peja

25 June 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, UNESCO World Heritage Reading Time:  6 minutes

Patriarchate of Peć © Konstantin Novakovic/cc-by-sa-3.0

Patriarchate of Peć © Konstantin Novakovic/cc-by-sa-3.0

Peja is the fourth most populous city in Kosovo and serves as the seat of the Peja Municipality and the District of Peja. It is located in the Rugova region on the eastern section of the Accursed Mountains along the Lumbardhi i Pejës River in the western part of Kosovo.   read more…

Theme Week Kosovo

24 June 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Bon voyage, Theme Weeks Reading Time:  9 minutes

Newborn Monument in Pristina, unveiled on 17 February 2018, day of the declaration of independence from Serbia-Karrota/cc-by-sa-3.0

Newborn Monument in Pristina, unveiled on 17 February 2018, day of the declaration of independence from Serbia
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Kosovo, officially the Republic of Kosovo, is a country in Southeast Europe with partial diplomatic recognition. Kosovo lies landlocked in the centre of the Balkans, bordered by Serbia to the north and east, North Macedonia to the southeast, Albania to the southwest, and Montenegro to the west. Most of central Kosovo sits on the plains of Metohija and the Kosovo field. The Accursed Mountains and Šar Mountains rise in the southwest and southeast, respectively. Kosovo’s capital and largest city is Pristina.   read more…

Theme Week La Palma – Breña Baja

25 May 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  4 minutes

Beach at Los Cancajos © Pwagenblast/cc-by-sa-3.0

Beach at Los Cancajos © Pwagenblast/cc-by-sa-3.0

Breña Baja (Spanish for Lower Breña) is a municipality on the eastern side of the island of La Palma, in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, in the Canary Islands.   read more…

Theme Week La Palma – Los Llanos de Aridane

24 May 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  11 minutes

Beach at Puerto Naos © Hans-Peter Balfanz/cc-by-sa-3.0

Beach at Puerto Naos © Hans-Peter Balfanz/cc-by-sa-3.0

Los Llanos de Aridane is a municipality of the Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. It is located in the west of the island of La Palma, in the Aridane Valley. With 20,930 inhabitants (2013) it is the most populous municipality of La Palma.   read more…

Theme Week La Palma – El Paso

23 May 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  4 minutes

Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de Bonanza © Javier.RBarreto/cc-by-sa-4.0

Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de Bonanza © Javier.RBarreto/cc-by-sa-4.0

El Paso, also known as Ciudad de El Paso, is a Spanish municipality located on the island of La Palma, province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands.   read more…

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