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    Re: Would you take a free trip to Dardania

    Quote Originally Posted by DDD View Post
    After the previous thread about Paris, France I thought I make one for Dardania (see signature for which country is meant).

    Contrasts from expectations to France you can talk more to people in Dardania, English is known more here, and generally more pro-American.

    Kosovo travel guide by In Your Pocket

    Why or why not?

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    I'd be happy to visit Kosovo but, unlike Paris, I have no idea what there might be to see and enjoy there as a tourist. Can you give us a short list of historical, cultural or touristic attractions that would make us interested to visit? Novo Brdo sounds like my kind of place, but what else? Prstina certainly doesn't sound like the Paris of the Balkans to me, but perhaps I'm wrong.

    I have visited Serbia, Bosnia and Bulgaria. Southern Serbia (close to Kosovo) wasn't somewhere I'd bust a gut to revisit.
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    Re: Would you take a free trip to Dardania

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    Do they have alcohol?

    If so, I'm in.
    It does (they do) if you like 3000 year old wine.

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    Re: Would you take a free trip to Dardania

    I'd have to do some research to make sure it was safe to travel there, but assuming it was, and there wasn't some sort of catch, then sure. Why turn down a free vacation?
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    Re: Would you take a free trip to Dardania

    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelJR View Post
    You seriously think Kosovo suddenly has turned into a happy place?

    Leave the big cities and into ethnic areas....let me know how it goes.
    Ethnic areas?

    I live here. This is not Bosnia. There are no "ethnic areas" unless you speak of minorities up north.
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    The Republic of Dardania is the proper name for: http://www.debatepolitics.com/europe...ification.html

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    Re: Would you take a free trip to Dardania

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    You mean the food is bad, the people nasty and the police honest?
    Touche

    No but the issue about the police, I find that a bit odd. Hence I thought you may not have traveled to Dardania specifically since you mentioned "region" instead.
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    Re: Would you take a free trip to Dardania

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Nope. Big deal though. How much does a trip there cost, about 37 bucks?
    Nah, you are not that lucky!

    A one way trip from New York would be about 12 times as much. This I agree is a significant barrier but it is a two sided one.
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    Re: Would you take a free trip to Dardania

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    Do they have alcohol?

    If so, I'm in.
    We do

    From wineries to breweries all are genuinely awaiting for you to taste them. This one is an American-Albanian co-op company named "Stone Castle:"

    Stone Castle

    Among many other wines my preferred are the "Old Cellar" or in Albanian "Bodrumi i Vjetër." It is popular in Austria also:

    Our Wines - AustriaConsult KosovoWines

    Here are more details about wines:

    Buy and taste wine in the South of Kosovo | Wine Routes Kosovo

    If you are a beer person then I would recommend "Peja" beer among others:

    birrapeja.com

    But if you are into hard alcoholic beverages then raki is the traditional favorite found both in the above mentioned sites as well as custom house made ones that can be found at bars.

    Some of such drunks though should be tried cautiously! There was a tough sounding Indian at one time who insisted on taking on the extremes. We took him to the bar right across to a mosque. The bartender just gave him a small glass after warning him of the high intensity of alcohol!

    Anyway after a sip it took several big glasses of water to spread the amount of alcohol in that single glass in order to reach a level he could finally tolerate.
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    Re: Would you take a free trip to Dardania

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    I'd be happy to visit Kosovo but, unlike Paris, I have no idea what there might be to see and enjoy there as a tourist. Can you give us a short list of historical, cultural or touristic attractions that would make us interested to visit? Novo Brdo sounds like my kind of place, but what else? Prstina certainly doesn't sound like the Paris of the Balkans to me, but perhaps I'm wrong.

    I have visited Serbia, Bosnia and Bulgaria. Southern Serbia (close to Kosovo) wasn't somewhere I'd bust a gut to revisit.
    Cannot blame you

    Well, okay let us just consider one city among those others mentioned in that link I gave you. Let us consider for instance Prizren:

    Prizren guide by In Your Pocket. A full, free guide to Prizren, Kosovo, with hotels, restaurants, cafes, nightlife, sights, events.

    The main site is the Prizren's fortress. It was build before 7th century with the intent to defend the Byzantine empire against the threat of Slavs up north. Later though with help of Greeks the king of Cartagena Heraclius became the emperor and let the Slavs in. They started trading Slavic protection for our lands.

    Sometime later Slavs took on our Orthodox Christianity faith and used it as bridge to assimilate the population into Slavs. During that time (middle ages) you can find the oldest Byzantine church named "Friday Church" (also called "Lady Ljevis at the site above). Many of our other orthodox christian churches were burned or destroyed from the Ottomans.

    Not mentioned in the site (and thus awaiting your visit to explore) is the "Watch tower" that the Orthodox Slavs used to maintain power against Albanian during the Byzantine Empire.

    The inner strife left the Byzantine empire weak against the Ottoman Empire whom came during the 14-15th century. They called us "Slavs" also so we converted to Islam to prove that we are not. Plus the converted did not pay tax so that was also a major benefit.

    There was some piece and comfort at that time. For one the Slavic middle age religion oppression that was used to assimilate us stopped. This was so to the point that the "Watch tower" mentioned earlier was no longer needed and transformed into something more useful such as a "Watch tower" (i.e., with a watch/clock that one would need to see the time).

    During the Ottoman rule many Mosques were build. One are the Sinan Pasha mosque. There is also a Turkish Bath "Hamam" that is currently under re-construction.

    When Russia started winning over the Ottoman Empire and nationalism was used as means to be independent from its rule we were put into a tight spot during the late 19th century. The Ottoman's were retreating to Turkiye but in the meanwhile they were neither letting us go independent nor defending us under their rule. In the meanwhile the Slavs turned Serbs as well as other parts of our neighbors were taking our lands with the pretext that we were now Turks.

    So fighting against our neighbors would prove to the world that we are Turks fighting along the Ottoman Empire. Fighting against the Ottoman empire and win our freedom from its rule meant turning our backs against the approaching conquering neighbors. At this time the Prizren's League was kept and a decision was made to fight against anyone instead. Three days later the Congress of Berlin was kept where it was decided for the borders of current day Albania. We were not in it!

    So there is plenty of history to see. Good people that want to talk with you. It is just a matter of braking the ice really.

    In the Prizren's league there cultural sites. There is also an archeological museum at the "watch tower."

    All this and much more for you to see!
    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
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    Re: Would you take a free trip to Dardania

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    Sounds cool, but I don't think I can get there from Texas.
    You will plan a plane trip visit to Europe someday would not you? In such a case stop by for a few days and you can have a great time here.
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    Re: Would you take a free trip to Dardania

    Quote Originally Posted by DDD View Post
    You will plan a plane trip visit to Europe someday would not you? In such a case stop by for a few days and you can have a great time here.
    I love Europe. We'll be there next year again. I think we're devoting most of our trip time to Spain and France. Mostly France. Is there a train that goes there?

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