A Walk Around Pristina, Kosovo

I’ve visited Pristina, Kosovo’s capital city, probably dozens of times now. But I tend to follow the same path through the city, sticking to streets and places I know.

I mentioned to a friend who lives in Pristina that I wanted to explore the city a bit more. She offered to take me on walk up through a part of the city I’d never seen.

We climbed a steep hill and reached a neighborhood filled with beautiful homes.

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We ended up at a large cemetery.

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Many of the tombstones displayed pictures of the deceased.

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Remember last week, when I posted about cages around graves?

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We saw a few fresh graves. I think “burying” is a loose term in this instance. It looks more like, “Here’s a body. We put some dirt on top of it.”

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We walked further.

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Next, we came to a small park at the very top of the city.

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When we came down from the hill, we visited the Newborn sign (which I posted about last week). Here’s what the new design looks like, in person.

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None of the letters in “Newborn” really corresponds with my name, so I decided to take a picture with the “B.” Because why not?

#Urime, #Kosovo! πŸŽ‰9 years of independence. #newbornsign #pristina #newdesign πŸ‡½πŸ‡°

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