Kosovo, this Muslim majority country

Being part of many travelers and bloggers Facebook groups gives me the chance to meet plenty of them while they visit Kosovo. Some of them, somehow embarrassingly, accept that Kosovo is not (as bad as) what they were expecting. Whenever I ask them to explain what they mean by “not what I was expecting”, their […]

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What happened in Thailand?

I wrote a post for Kosovo 2.0. about my visa issues in Thailand during my visit there in February. Apart from having a fantastic two-week vacation and meeting several new people and making new friends, I had to face what many Kosovo citizens face – visa issue at the passport control.

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A former local’s mémoire: The Chicago I miss

How did I end up living in Chicago? I lived in Chicago from August 2014 – May 2016 but never dared to call myself a local or a Chicagoan. After being a member of several Facebook groups of travel bloggers for a while now I understood that actually, I could have done so. But I […]

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2017 Liebster Award Nomination

Good news When I started blogging and sharing my experiences back in March this year, I didn’t know much about all this blogger’s life and all that it entails. I had no idea that there is something like a Liebster Award and I’d never even think I’d get nominated for it. However, after joining some […]

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Weekend getaway: Tirana and Kruja

Living in Kosovo provides me with the great benefit of traveling easily and quickly, even for a weekend, to the neighboring countries. This past weekend, I went to Albania with two friends of mine. I had a difficult task ahead of me since one of my friends was visiting Albania for the first time. I […]

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Throwback to Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Many people would have never thought of visiting Haiti. Venturing off the beaten path is not a common thing. If you’re living in the U.S., there are countless things to see and do without having to ever step outside of its borders. However, during my winter break from school in 2015, I decided to travel […]

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A Local’s Guide to Popular Events in Kosovo

Festivals or other popular events are a great way of understanding the culture of a country and what it stands for (or just having fun and meeting different people). In addition, many of the popular events in Kosovo provide volunteering opportunities which are great for travelers, since you can do both: travel to a new […]

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Children speak their mind

I was invited to talk with children at a kindergarten in Prishtina during their summer camp about my experiences during traveling. I was excited and at the same time stressed about it. I’m good with children, generally, and I enjoy playing with them (I have two nieces and three nephews); but this was at a […]

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5 reasons to come to Kosovo NOW

While people from several European countries are tired of tourists, Kosovo citizens welcome them open-heartedly. Recently, I met Rohan and Max, a couple traveling through Balkans on their way to Azerbaijan, and we were discussing how welcoming Kosovo Albanians are and how they think everything looks pretty modern in Kosovo, contrary to beliefs of Kosovo […]

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“…she can inspire everyone to take their role as informal Kosovo ambassador seriously.”

While most of you just need to buy a flight ticket, pack your things and go, I need to plan well in advance, apply for a visa, schedule an appointment – which might take as long as four months, go through an interview, and only then if granted a visa, travel. USAID published a story on my […]

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